Shaq. The Diesel. Shaq Fu. The Big Daddy. Superman. The Big Agave. The Big Cactus. The Big Shaqtus. The Big Galactu. The Big Shaqckle. Wilt Chamberneezy. The Big Baryshnikov. The Real Deal. Dr. Shaq. The Big Shamrock. The Big Leprechaun. Shaqovic. The Big Conductor.
Call him what you will, Shaquille O’Neal has retired from the NBA. One of the leagues most dominant and charismatic players through the late 90s and early 2000s, Shaq did it all with 4 rings, an MVP, gold medal and more. He was a rapper, movie star, peace officer and early Twitter adopter.
In September of 1998, Shaq was visiting a specialist in Vancouver to treat an injury and stopped in the Z95.3 studios for an interview. He was pimping a new record (TWISM for Life) and took some time out to answer some questions about his hair style, his ability to take my job if he wanted, and his relationship with Cindy Crawford, who just happened to be on the cover of Playboy that week.
Buzz Bishop and Shaquille O’Neal – Vancouver, September 10, 1998