Shaquille O'Neal was never a one-track mind kind of guy. Whether he was "rapping", or "acting," or self-promoting, the Big Fella was a busy man during his 19 NBA seasons, when he also won four championships and three Finals MVPs.
So it's not surprising that Shaq is keeping busy in his retirement. He worked with Jackie McMullan on his book, Shaq Uncut: My Story, and he also has his own comedy tour.
Shaquille O'Neal Presents All Star Comedy Jam is making its way through the country, and Shaq told the Chicago Tribune which players he'd ideally have on stage as part of a roast. (MORE>>>)
As the 3½-month NBA lockout drags on, threatening to soon eliminate the entire first month of the regular season, the league’s most prominent players are scouring the globe for chances to earn income, market their brands and play the game.
The tour is set to start in San Juan, Puerto Rico, on Oct. 30, and pushes onto London’s O2 Arena (Nov. 1 and 3); Macau, China (Nov. 5); and Melbourne, Australia (Nov. 8 and 9), sources said. (MORE>>>)
Virtus Bologna president Claudio Sabatini has given up his pursuit of Kobe Bryant, Italian sports daily La Gazzetta dello Sport reports (via Sportando). The demands made by Bryant’s agent, Rob Pelinka, became too high for Sabatini, according to the report.
Sabatini will call a press conference soon to explain why negotiations failed.
Talks between Bryant and Bologna had gone on for weeks, and recent reports said everything from a one-game deal worth $1-2 million, to a 10-game deal worth $3 million were being discussed. (MORE>>>)