Tweet of the Day: Shaq Finds Fault With Fox & Friends First

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Sunday night the NCAA Men’s Tournament came to a close as the University of Connecticut Huskies were crowned National Champions after defeating the preseason’s top-ranked Kentucky Wildcats 60-54.

UCONN point guard Shabazz Napier was named the Final Four’s Most Outstanding Player.

The game was the story of the night, being reported on practically every news show. With so much coverage, there was bound to be some gaffs—and there was, as Shaquille O’Neal found out while watching Heather Childers on Fox & Friends First on Fox News.

Tweet of the Night: NBA Game Time Crew Gets Down On Diesel’s Dunks

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A great many people in this world dislike, perhaps even loathe, their jobs. Some people enjoy their jobs; some enjoy them a little too much.

Around the NBA, the latter is far too common—especially among those who work for NBA Game Time on NBA TV.

In anticipation for Diesel’s Dunks, the top-10 dunks of the week segment, hosts Shaquille O’Neal, Dennis Scott and Vince Cellini seemed to be having a blast off camera—as can be seen from their Instagram videos. 

Tweet of the Day: Evan Fournier Takes Shaqtin’ Joke in Stride

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It’s not easy being openly clowned in a very public forum.

However, such is the life for NBA athletes who fail in magnificent ways, as they fall prey to Shaqtin’ A Fool, a top-5 video showcase of weekly NBA bloopers compiled by the guys on Inside the NBA on TNT with commentary provided by Shaquille O’Neal himself.

O’Neal is known for his sense of humor and is frequently given to clowning and/or pranking others—all in good fun, mind you.

He and the producers at Inside the NBA put a number on Denver Nuggets shooting guard Evan Fournier, who turned the ball over by throwing an errant inbounds pass to no one in the left corner. This unforced error occurred in the closing seconds of the fourth quarter against the Atlanta Hawks while only down by four.

Not the best time to get your Shaqtin’ A Fool highlight.

Tweet of the Day: Two NBA Greats Welcomed Into the College Basketball Hall of Fame

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The National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame welcomed two of the sport’s all-time greats as part of its 2014 class on Tuesday.

Four-time NBA champion Shaquille O’Neal and two-time NCAA champion Grant Hill joined Darrell Griffith at the top of a very unique and diverse class. The induction ceremony, which will be held in November, will also see Zelmo Beaty, an NAIA star at Prairie View A&M.

Additionally, two head coaches LSU’s Dale Brown and Maryland’s Gary Williams—both of whom reached the Final Four twice; basketball coach and author Glenn Wilkes Sr. and Five-Star Basketball Camp founder Howard Garfinkle join as 2014 Hall of Fame inductees.

The highlight of the class, however, is Shaquille O’Neal and Grant Hill.

Big Day For ‘The Big Diesel’, Shaquille O’Neal

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There are many names for four-time NBA champion and future Hall of Fame great Shaquille O’Neal—many of which he has given himself:  The Big Aristotle, The Big Galactus, Shaqtus, Diesel, Steel and Hobo Master (yes, Hobo Master) among others.

Thursday O’Neal celebrated his birthday. After a long NBA career and continued success off the court, perhaps it’s time to consider a new name…perhaps The Big Father Time?

As he continues to grow older, his popularity still remains. Three of the basketball organizations that he played for professionally—stateside and in international play (having won gold medals in the ’94 FIBA World Championship and ’96 Summer Olympics)—took time recognize his birthday.

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