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Shaq Is Already In The Hall Of Fame Of Our Hearts

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Shaq x Bieber (Christopher Polk/ Getty Images)
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It was announced today that Shaquille Rashaun O'Neal (alias, "Shaq") would be one of the inductees into the Basketball Hall of Fame for the class of 2016. He's joined by Allen Iverson, Sheryl Swoopes and Yao Ming, among a few other less interesting athletes. As a longtime Los Angeles Laker (1996—2004), let's focus on Shaq, who really is so much more than just a basketball player who won 4 NBA titles, was Finals MVP 3 times, was an all-star 15 times, and scored 28,596 points in his career (7th on the list).He's a rapper, reserve police officer, and earned his doctorate in education. He's also the best part of Inside the NBA.

We'd be remiss to leave out his illustrious acting career; something Shaq's is quite proud of too.

As he should be!

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Remember when Larry David tripped Shaq on Curb Your Enthusiasm? That was a good one.

And here's a highlight from Shaq's rap career: the infamous "Kobe how my ass taste" diss that launched a truly wonderful beef:

He's a master of the quick comeback, especially if you're talking about his mother:

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As for basketball, Shaq made some "hilarious" dunks. Here's one of them:

Love you, Shaq.