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HBO docu-series to explore legacy of former Orlando Magic star, Shaquille O’Neal

Former Orlando Magic player Shaquille O’Neal is the subject of a new four-part documentary series airing next month on HBO. Titled simply “Shaq,” the series will detail the life and career of the NBA Hall of Famer and pop culture icon, from his upbringing in a military family to his ascent to superstardom.

The series will feature exclusive interviews with O’Neal as well as important figures from his life including his family as well as former NBA teammates Penny Hardaway, Dwyane Wade, Dennis Scott, Brian Shaw, Derek Fisher and Rick Fox. Interviews with coaches Phil Jackson and Pat Riley and former Los Angeles Lakers general manager Jerry West will also be part of the special.

“We kept this documentary real from the start,” O’Neal said in a news release. “I do feel like it is the most honest look into my life and career up until this point. This process allowed me to reflect publicly in a way I haven’t before, and I’m so proud of the work everyone has done to put it all together.”

The first episode “From Shaquille to Shaq” will premiere on HBO at 9 p.m. Nov. 23 and subsequent episodes will debut weekly on Wednesdays. The series will also be available to stream on HBO Max as well.

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