The Lakers put another jersey up into the rafters on Tuesday night. All ill feelings dissipated and Shaq was welcomed back to Staples Center for the pomp and circumstance. Oh, and the Lakers and Mavericks were set to renew the rivalry as they battle for the eighth seed in the Western Conference. As you’d expect, […]

Ever since he was rim-wrecking at LSU, fans and pundits (self included) have been enamored with Shaquille O’Neal. From his turn in “Blue Chips” and assorted films to the rap albums and, well, his dominance of the NBA. You can’t teach height. You can’t teach physicality. Height plus a big posterior to back guys under […]

I saw this story off of Forbes.com regarding the most influential athletes, as compiled by E-Poll and Nielsen Media Research. From the article — “surveyed over 1,000 adults as to the athletes they considered influential, while also assessing their likeability and awareness levels. Only those known to at least 20 percent of the respondents were […]