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LEEInks list: Shaq’s most memorable media interactions

08.11.10 at 7:55 am ET
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On Tuesday, Shaquille O’€™Neal had his introductory press conference with the Celtics. The Big Aristotle has never been afraid to speak his mind when the cameras are rolling. Here are some of his most memorable moments from press conferences and interviews throughout his long career.

10. In 2009 Shaq mentioned how he was moving to Cleveland to ‘€œwin a ring for the King.’€ One year later, LeBron James has moved on to Miami in search of that ring.

9. During the 2006 NBA finals when he played with the Heat, Shaq answered a question about a snake and his mother.

8. Shaq told TNT sideline reporter Craig Sager, famous for his gaudy outfits, to get a new suit after the All-Star Game.

7. Shaq expressed how he was looking forward to his next paycheck with the Suns.

6. Shaq was interviewed by Sager on draft night and talked about bringing 50 family members with him to the draft.

5. Shaq discussed his new “gyrotonics” workout routine after joining the Cavaliers.

4. Following their acrimonious breakup, Shaq and Kobe Bryant reunited at the All-Star Game, with Sager running the interview.

3. ESPN’s Dick Vitale interviewed Shaq at the 1989 McDonald’€™s All-American Game and announced that he would be a ‘€œstar.’€

2. Shaq discussed how he would dominate professional wrestling and how he appreciated what Hulk Hogan taught him.

1. Shaq discussed swimming against Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps.

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