Shaquille O'Neal's new look drives his fans crazy! The former NBA star, now a commentator for TNT, lost a bet with Candace Parker and showed up in the studio with a tuft of hair on his forehead. Big laughs in the studio and lots of social sharing for Shaq's new look, even if it quickly became apparent that it was fake hair.
So much so that shortly after the tuft detached from his forehead, triggering new laughter among those present.
Shaq played nineteen years in the NBA winning three consecutive titles with the Los Angeles Lakers, resulting in Finals MVP on all three occasions, and one with the Miami Heat, the first in franchise history.
Remembered as one of the most physically dominant players, with Team USA he won the 1994 World Cup in Canada and the 1996 Atlanta Olympic title; he is also the eighth NBA scorer of all time and in the 1999-2000 season he was elected season MVP.
First overall pick in the 1992 NBA Draft, he was named Rookie of the Year that same season. After his retirement in 2011, the Lakers announced plans to retire the No. 34, worn in his stay in California, and the ceremony took place on April 2, 2013, similarly on December 22, 2016 the Heat retired his jersey no.
32. On April 4, 2016 he was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame along with Yao Ming and Allen Iverson and since 2017 he has also been a member of the FIBA Hall of Fame. He married Shaunie Nelson on December 26, 2002 and together they have four children: Shareef, Amirah, Shaqir and Me'arah.
Both O'Neal and his wife also had a child from previous relationships. On September 4, 2007, the couple filed for divorce, but later reconciled. On November 10, 2009, though, Shaunie re-signed the divorce papers, citing irreconcilable differences.
In 2015, his son Shareef was included among the most promising players in the youth basketball scene with a game totally opposite to his father's style due to his more athletic build and better shooting range. In 1994, a video game inspired by his figure was released, entitled Shaq Fu and published by Electronic Arts for various platforms of the time.
On January 1, 2010, model Vanessa Lopez accused him of harassment. In the summer of 2010 O'Neal began dating television star Nicole Hoopz Alexander. The couple resided at O'Neal's home in Sudbury, Massachusetts, but the two split in 2012.
As he himself announced during a television show, O'Neal was initiated into Freemasonry, enrolled in the footer of Widow's Son Lodge No. 28 in Boston, Massachusetts.