Shaquille O'Neal doesn't cast a large shadow just because he stands more than 7 feet tall. The hardwood legend has four NBA championships, three NBA Finals MVP Awards, 15 All-Star Game appearances, one regular-season MVP Award, one Olympic gold medal, one doctorate in education, and more nicknames than anyone could count.
As if that wasn't enough, Shaq is about to add a YouTube channel to his resume.
The hoops icon and aspiring comedy mogul stopped by HuffPost Live to talk with Marc Lamont Hill about his comedy tour, how he sees the 2012-2013 NBA season shaking out, his supposed beef with Dwight Howard and much more.
"I'm a creator, not a hater," Shaq told Hill as he explained that there isn't any animosity (at least from his end) when it comes to Howard.
"I don't have beefs. I think the media forgets I'm an analyst sometimes and just think I'm Shaq. You have to understand that when I say something it's from facts," O'Neal said when asked about Howard, who should find it "easy" to put up 20/15 per night if he follows the instructions laid out here.
Not only did Shaq insist that he has no problem with D12 but he suggested that he's actually helping him out.
"As a leader, sometimes you have to push buttons to get your employees to perform," O'Neal said. "I like him and I want him to perform so if I say something to get him mad then, hey, prove me wrong then."
On the subject of his former Lakers' teammate, O'Neal believes Kobe Bryant is ready to let his All-Star teammates help him out -- some of the time.
"The shot clock is running out, Kobe is gonna get the ball," Shaq said while talking about how the new-fangled Lakers will play together. "The game is close, Kobe is going to get the ball. But, you know, Kobe is older now, so I think he's going to let Steve [Nash] do what he do."
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