Former Miami Heat champion, Shaq, takes a moment to talk with FS’s Mark Carman

Shaquille O'Neal has his number retired during a game between the Miami Heat and the Los Angeles Lakers at American Airlines Arena (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
Shaquille O'Neal has his number retired during a game between the Miami Heat and the Los Angeles Lakers at American Airlines Arena (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images) /

Former Miami Heat champion & NBA legend, Shaquille O’Neal, is a character at all times. He took the time out recently to discuss a few things with FanSided.

The Miami Heat are a lucky bunch. Let’s just get that out of the way.

For starters and when you look at the time that they have been in the league, a short period relative to the league’s actual origin date, they have managed to win a ton in accordance with how long they’ve actually been around.

Also, when you look at the coaches or personnel people that have come through their doors, they have managed to be extremely fortunate their as well. Although it wasn’t as successful as it could have been, the Stan Van Gundy coaching era was largely a success to a tune of a well over .500, 112-73 record.

Even after Van Gundy though, a Pat Riley disciple of sorts, the man himself took over. Still hovering over the organization like a cloud of success after he was done coaching, Pat Riley hand-picked another protege to be next to lead the charge in current head coach, Erik Spoelstra. Needless to say and again, the Miami heat have been fortunate.

Get this though, we haven’t even begun to talk about some of the Hall of Famers that they have rostered. We’re talking Alonzo Mourning, Tim Hardaway, Chris Bosh, LeBron James, and the third greatest shooting guard ever in Dwyane Wade, who also just so happens to be the greatest player in franchise history.

The Miami Heat have been fortunate enough to have some of biggest names associated with their brand. In fact, they’ve had one of guys that might be the biggest, literally.

On top of it all, there is one name that we didn’t even mention there. He is the topic of today. That would be one of the most dominant NBA players of all time, one of the greatest big men the league has ever seen, and flat out one of the best players that the game of basketball has ever seen in the nimble, gargantuan, and charismatic Shaquille O’Neal.

Speaking of Shaq though, he recently took the time out to chat with’s Mark Carman. He spoke with Mark as apart of promotion for Krispy Kreme’s latest doughnut creation, Doughnut Bites & Mini Crullers.

In the interview, The Diesel spoke on just about anything and everything you could ask him. He touched on Kobe Bryant & Father’s Day, his favorite role-playing teammates, Mark Cuban as commissioner, not being on Christian Laettner’s dream team, whether this year’s title should have an asterisk, and of course those delicious Krispy Kreme doughnuts he’s promoting.

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We don’t agree with everything that the former Miami Heat champion and NBA great had to say, but he’s always entertaining when he’s making his case. Aside from actual play, we can’t wait to see the league get back just to see Shaq, Kenny Smith, Charles Barkley, and Ernie Johnson on TNT’s Inside The NBA, for just those reasons.

All in all, it was a great watch. Check it out for yourself and take in all of The Big Aristotle‘s wisdom!