• Shaquille O’Neal and Zale Corp. Unveil Branded Men’s Jewelry Collection

    Former NBA star Shaquille O’Neal has partnered with Zale Corp. to create and market a branded collection of men’s jewelry. The Shaquille O’Neal Collection consists of a variety of men’s pendants, rings and bracelets. The collection will be offered exclusively in select Zale Corp. stores in the U.S., Canada and Puerto…

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  • Irving May Be Under the Radar, but Not for Long

    Kyrie Irving shooting over Nate Robinson of the Bulls on Friday. Only 20 years old and having played in just 56 N.B.A. games, the precocious second-year point guard Kyrie Irving is forcing a question: how early is too early to start talking about a player as one of the best…

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  • Victorino joins TBS postseason studio crew

    Dodgers outfielder Shane Victorino, a postseason fixture the last five years with the Phillies, will join TBS as a studio analyst Monday through Wednesday as part of the network’s ongoing Division Series coverage. Victorino will work alongside host Matt Winer, Dennis Eckersley and David Wells in the Atlanta studio. Victorino…

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  • YouTube diversifies with Shaq, Russell Simmons

    Russell Simmons has made a career – and a fortune – programming to audiences that the mainstream media has ignored. The hip-hop impresario co-founded the Def Jam label, launched the Phat Farm clothing line, started a film and television production company and branched out into stage productions with “Russell Simmons…

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  • TruTV Greenlights Fishbowl’s ‘Upload With Shaquille O’Neal’ Show

    The retired basketball star and his comic friends will comment on funny Web videos and create their own parodies in the tentatively titled “Upload with Shaquille O’Neal.” TruTV has greenlighted Upload with Shaquille O’Neal, a series centered on the former basketball star scouring the Internet in search of the funniest online…

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  • The Pepsi Septuagenarian

    The breakout star of this year’s N.B.A. finals was not a member of the Miami Heat or the Oklahoma City Thunder, but instead a man appearing to be well into his 70s who had supernatural basketball gifts and referred to himself simply as Uncle Drew. In a series of short…

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  • Kyrie Irving: USA Basketball’s next big star

    LAS VEGAS – Kyrie Irving, 20, has a politician’s poise and polish, and he left USA Basketball’s pre-Olympics summer training camp with every endorsement that mattered. “Kyrie always impresses me,” USA Basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski said. “This week, he’s been who I think he is, which is one of the…

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  • Kyrie Irving wins rookie of year

    INDEPENDENCE, Ohio – Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving drove past defenders with ease all season. It was no different in voting for rookie of the year. Irving, who played beyond his years and above everyone’s expectations including his own, was chosen the NBA’s Rookie of the Year on Tuesday, winning an…

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  • Shaq on importance of college education

    Too many young kids — particularly black kids — are still dropping out of school way too early. This country will never compete globally when nearly one in four kids fails to complete high school on time. For you parents out there: Don’t just encourage your children to complete high…

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  • Kyrie Irving’s Burden

    On opening night a 39-year-old Cavaliers season-ticket holder named Jason Herron walked into the team shop at Quicken Loans Arena, fished out his debit card and paid $25 for the last available Kyrie Irving jersey T-shirt. This one, he figured, he’ll never have to burn. Herron holds an incendiary place…

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