Shaq Uncut: My Story (Anglais) Relié – 15 novembre 2011
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―Hall of Famer Larry Bird
Shaq was more confident in his skin than anyone else of his stature. There's a warmth to him that is unmistakable. At the same time, he was the scariest player I've ever seen. He was that dominant. I've had a number of great relationships with great players, but he's the one who will always stand out in my mind.
―Hall of Famer Jerry West
He's the most dominant player I've ever seen. His presence, his physicality, his size and his speed made him an athletic phenomenon. He could run, he could move, he had unbelievable hands and he never got enough credit for being a great passer. He was one of a kind.―Boston Celtics head coach Doc Rivers
Shaq's a wonderful person and he's been one of the greatest players ever. He understood the game; dealing with the fans, dealing with the press. .. Great, great player, a great, great personality.
―Hall of Famer Charles Barkley
What a career for Shaq Diesel!! The most dominating force to ever play the game. Great person to be around as well. Comedy all the time!!―LeBron James, via Twitter
He's a giant. He's physically imposing; he has an imposing smile. In the game, he imposed his will, and he has done it for quite a long time. It's been a great run here, and we're going to miss him greatly. We hope we can find ways to keep him involved in the game.
―NBA Commissioner David Stern
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You know him by any number of names, and chances are you know all about his legendary basketball career: Shaquille "Shaq" O'Neal is a four-time NBA champion and a three-time NBA Finals MVP. After being an All-American at Louisiana State University, he was the overall number one draft pick in the NBA in 1992. In his 19-year career, Shaq racked up 28,596 career points (including 5,935 free throws!), 13,099 rebounds, 3,026 assists, 2,732 blocks, and 15 All-Star appearances.
These are statistics that are almost as massive as the man himself. His presence-both physically and psychologically-made him a dominant force in the game for two decades.
But if you follow the game, you also know that there's a lot more to Shaquille O'Neal than just basketball.
Shaq is famous for his playful, and at times, provocative personality. He is, literally, outsize in both scale and persona. Whether rapping on any of his five albums, challenging celebrities on his hit television show "Shaq Vs.," studying for his PhD or serving as a reserve police officer, there's no question that Shaq has led a unique and multi-dimensional life. And in this rollicking new autobiography, Shaq discusses his remarkable journey, including his candid thoughts on teammates and coaches like Kobe Bryant, Dwyane Wade, LeBron James, Phil Jackson, and Pat Riley.
From growing up in difficult circumstances and getting cut from his high school basketball team to his larger-than-life basketball career, Shaq lays it all out in SHAQ UNCUT: MY STORY.
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C'est un livre facile à lire, ne vous attendez pas à lire quelque chose de philosophique, en même temps, ce ne ressemblerait pas au Shaq
very easy to read
très bon livre - j'ai passé d'agéables moments à le lire
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There are two categories of people who might buy this book... "SHAQ" fans... and non-"SHAQ" fans. The reason I mention that, is if you love and enjoy "SHAQ"-Daddy... you'll read most of his comments knowing and imagining "SHAQ"'s big giant goofy smile is imbedded between every sentence. If you're not an unabashed "SHAQ"-Diesel fan... you'll probably find much of the commentary massively egotistical. (Or as my dear departed Mother used to say to me: "Don't break your arm patting yourself on the back!") "SHAQ" constantly brags about the money he's made... the houses he's bought... the cars he's bought. Oh man! The cars he's bought... and the egomaniacal reasons he bought most of them.
FOR EXAMPLE: One day after practice while still sweaty and wearing sweats he stops by a Rolls Royce dealership and is looking at a beautiful Bentley. It so happens Mike Tyson is there and "NEXT THING I KNOW TYSON HAS PICKED OUT TWO. HE'S BUYING TWO OF THESE CARS, SO YOU KNOW WHAT I'VE GOT TO DO. I'VE GOT TO BUY THREE! I GRAB THE SALESMAN AND I SAY, "I WANT THAT SILVER HARDTOP ONE, AND I WANT THE GREEN ONE, AND GIVE ME THAT RED ONE OVER THERE, TOO." I CAN'T REMEMBER EXACTLY HOW MUCH THEY COST, BUT I THINK THEY ALL RAN ME ABOUT $200,000.00 EACH. SO THERE'S $600,000.00 FOR THREE CARS THAT I CAN'T FIT INTO."
These types of incidents whether regarding cars or houses are rampant throughout the book. But there are also great behind the scenes stories regarding his famous feuds with Kobe Bryant... including when "SHAQ" had to literally be restrained from "killing" Kobe after Kobe broke a promise made to Lakers management by bashing "SHAQ" in an interview with Jim Gray. "SHAQ" also comes clean about some of his phony feuds that he played up to the media... including his made up story that Bill Russell gave him the sage advice to make up with Kobe. All of this reminds me of a comment "SHAQ" once made during an interview on TV... when he said: "YOU KNOW WHAT "NBA" STANDS FOR? NOTHING BUT ACTORS!"
Despite all the almost nauseating amounts of accumulated wealth and spending habits that would embarrass a drunken sailor who won the lottery... the most beautiful and touching "heart" interspersed throughout this gentle giant's life (if you put aside all the people a younger "SHAQ" punched out when he practiced his "hit'em" first mantra) is his unabashed love and respect for his Mother and Father. His real Father, Philip Harrison ("SHAQ" will eloquently explain to readers the difference between "real" and biological) raised him with an iron fist... and "SHAQ" has never forgotten where he comes from. The declarations of love and respect that "SHAQ" etches on these pages... are the same exact feelings I saw him portray courtside before and after games and in countless interviews for the last twenty years. And as I said... that's one of the main reasons I've loved "SHAQ" all these years. And the fact that like "SHAQ"... I'm a kid that never grew up!
The average fan will also have their feelings reinforced regarding selfish, spoiled athletes... who when they go on strike lose our sympathy... when you hear $20 Million Dollars a year in salary isn't enough... along with endorsement deals like "SHAQ" had before he played a minute in the NBA. $13 Million with Pepsi... $15 Million with Reebok... and $20-25 Million from Kenner, Spaulding, and Scoreboard training cards.
The author definitely tells it like it is (at least from his point of view) regarding the end of his Magic career... Lakers career... Heat career (Look out Pat Riley!)... and so on. I guess that's why an individual writes a book... to get his side out... *UNCUT* ... without interruptions.
Though this book won't win any Pulitzer Prize for literature... it is certainly an interesting read.