Wednesday, October 29, 2008


Shaquille O’Neal, the behemoth NBA great who aside from his massive inside presence in the basketball court is also known for missing his free throws like no other. He is also widely- known for his notorious motor mouth that has given him troubles in the past because he never fails to speak his mind out.

At the end of the season last year, he lashed out at coaches for employing the infamous Hack-a-Shaq strategy on him and had some harsh words for Coach Greg Popovich of the San Antonio Spurs, one of the leading proponents of the trick calling it as a “coward move."

So, in the first game of the season between the Phoenix Suns and San Antonio Spurs last night, what did Coach Popovich do?

He gave the big fella a rare variation of the trick when he instructed Michael Finley to hack Shaq, just 5 seconds into the game.

The reactions that followed from the commentators and players alike including Shaq himself regarding the said foul when they finally realized the reason behind it--


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