Friday, December 4th, 2009 at 4:08 pm  |  13 responses

Still Diesel

Shaq was there at 10… and 15.


Photos by Scott Council

You may have noticed this 15th Anniversary ball on the cover of SLAM 133 (yup, keep looking… it’s really there). In case you wanted a closer look, Shaq’s here to model it.–Ed.

P.S. Iverson’s nice, but it’s time for new images, right?!

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  • http://slamonline.com Ben Osborne

    Awesome, for a number of reasons.

  • http://maineventsports101.com T Williams

    are you serious? 15years? I remember the grandma ma one. Made me start writing. Keep up the good work fellas….bring Scoop back!!

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  • Diego

    Way to get in shape, Shaq.

  • MikeC.

    In the second pic, does Shaq have his jersey untucked in the front in order to hide a bag of meat hanging over his belt-line? I’ve always defended Shaq’s girth due to his all-around enormous size. However, a meatbag drooping over his belt-line is inexcusable for a professional athlete (or ath-a-lete as Hubie Brown would say). If Shaq hangs around the league doing commentary, coaching or management, I wonder how big he’ll get as the years go on. This could be Barkley-esque as the years go by.

  • MikeC.

    Totally off-topic, but does anyone know why the Cavs play the theme from the Godfather every time Mo Williams scores?

  • http://www.sixers.com 360vue

    Woooah Shaq got fat! Props for the 15 years, hopefully he’ll be around for a few more after this


    Mike – When Mo was adopted into the Gotti family and became Mo Gotti, his fans slowly came to believe that honor should be paid to his killer instinct and to his ethnic thuginess. Since these fans have both, “connections”, and own a piece of the team, the Q plays the Godfather music while we, the less connected fans, just chant ‘GOTTI GOTTI GOTTI’ after every score. The free chalupas are only an issue late in the game.

  • adbphilly

    Do i smell another iverson cover with that p.s. remark?

  • http://www.twitter.com/Th3_R3al_Chris Th3_R3al_Chris

    I’m pretty sure that’s just his jersey and not his stomach. For those that remember his last year or two in L.A. when Diesel looked like Oliver Miller, you’d recall that his weight-gain his HARD in his facial features.

  • http://www.twitter.com/Th3_R3al_Chris Th3_R3al_Chris

    In other news, SlamOnline fans throughout the country will marvel at how Shaq lost weight the next time Cavs are on national television.

  • http://www.hoopsvibe.com/nba/overdribbling/index276.html chiqo

    tell us how that ball tastes.

  • http://minusthebars.blogspot.com don

    Anyone with a drop of sense knows that Shaq is merely in the league for the money now. He is a journeyman, to say the least.