Shaquille O'Neal

Who said it?

Once the post-quake reconstruction efforts are settled, I will pass on my responsibility to younger generations

Embattled Japanese PM Naoto Kan signals he will step down

Friday, 3 June, 2011, 12:00am

Tim Noonan

I ice my knees down more often than I brush my teeth. My back behaves like physical torture is its eminent domain. My hairdresser has been on unemployment insurance seemingly forever and the crusty curmudgeon I have been sneering at for years now shows up in my mirror on a daily basis. Despite all that, what really makes me feel incurably old is my job.

28 Nov 2010 - 12:00am


Don't help the hackers

Hong Kong, as an international financial centre, is supposed to be a place where citizens can enjoy the information on the internet safely and without any worries.

However, the article 'HK No. 2 in regional cyber fraud City a hackers' paradise, Web survey shows' (SCMP, September 19, 2007) made me think about the issue of internet safety.

15 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

It's time Uncle Sam did his homework on Euro opponents

Come on, admit it all you non-Americans out there. We love to see the Yanks humbled and we particularly love it when they are humbled at something they claim to own and master.

10 Sep 2006 - 12:00am

Yao wows local fans with words of wisdom

NBA superstar Yao Ming faced a barrage of questions from curious teenagers at Queen Elizabeth Stadium last week.

How did he find time for a girlfriend? How does he react when his teammates are too lazy? How horrible is Shaquille O'Neal? How does he focus on what is important?

26 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

Have your say

Lakers still the best

My favourite basketball team is the Los Angeles Lakers. The team has played well in the NBA, winning the championship in 1972, 1980, 1982, 1985,1987, 1998, and 2000-02.

But in recent years, some important players have left the team, for example, Shaquille O'Neal.

21 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

Sports Quiz

1. Who does Shaquille O'Neal play for?

2. Which movie star is Pete Sampras married to?

3. What is the home ground of Premier League newcomers Norwich City?

4. How many gold medals did Hong Kong win at the Sydney Paralympic Games?

5. Who is China's national soccer coach?

6. Where will the next America's Cup be staged?

12 Sep 2004 - 12:00am



According to 60 Minutes last week, President George W. Bush may not be a member of Christian Evangelicalism, a fundamentalist group, but his deputy defence minister, who inappropriately criticised another faith regarding the Iraq invasion, almost certainly is.

16 Feb 2004 - 12:00am

Sports Quiz

1. Who revealed this month he was briefly married to Anna Kournikova?

2. Which sport are you not allowed to play left-handed?

3. Who won baseball's first World Series?

4. Name the goalkeeper in Bobby Moore's last international match.

5. In which sport does someone wear a polka dot jersey?

16 Mar 2003 - 12:00am

News Quiz

1. A jobless woman has been after more than 5,000 stolen items worth a total of $200,000 were found at her flat.

A. deported

B. counselled

C. fined

D. arrested

11 Mar 2002 - 12:00am

All wrapped up

Shaquille O'Neal wears a towel as a turban after the Lakers wrapped up a 100-88 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers at the Staples Centre in Los Angeles. But coach Phil Jackson was less relaxed during the game (inset), shouting instructions to his Lakers side who now have 61 wins.

2 Apr 2000 - 12:00am


After scoring 78 points and grabbing 34 rebounds on consecutive nights against the Los Angeles Clippers, Shaquille O'Neal said he was tired.

And it's no wonder.

O'Neal, admitting he was probably playing his best basketball since joining the Los Angeles Lakers before the 1996-97 season, had 40 points and 19 rebounds in a 118-101 victory over the Clippers.

7 Jan 2000 - 12:00am

Shaq launches rap attack

Superstar basketball giant and rapper Shaquille O'Neal made a Hong Kong pit-stop to display his off-court talents at Planet Hollywood - and brought the house down.

O'Neal, the 2.16-metre American basketball hero, who plays for the LA Lakers, thundered out numbers from his third album, You Can't Stop The Reign.

3 Sep 1997 - 12:00am

NBA megastar keeps keen fans on their toes

It is easy to forgive an NBA megastar, even if he is nearly two hours late.

Los Angeles Lakers' multi-million dollar man Shaquille O'Neal arrived in Hong Kong from Macau last night - although it appeared for a while he might not be coming at all.

25 Aug 1997 - 12:00am

Macau detour for Shaq's HK visit

American superstar Shaquille O'Neal will arrive in Hong Kong via Macau tomorrow as his chartered flight is not allowed to land at Kai Tak Airport.

O'Neal, whose seven-year contract with Los Angeles Lakers made him the most expensive player in the world, is expected to arrive in the territory tomorrow evening in a jetfoil reserved solely for him and his group.

23 Aug 1997 - 12:00am