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Shaq names five NBA players he'd fight

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08:09 AM ET 08.12 | The mere thought stemming from the headline is delicious, isn't it, Shaquille O'Neal with his own invite list to an MMA fight club? One of them includes a beloved Laker, and no, it's not Kobe Bryant. " Ron Artest, you could probably put in there," O'Neal said. ... But before everyone thinks we could see a match more violent than when Artest stormed into the stands during the so-called Malice at the Palace brawl in Auburn Hills, Mich., seven years ago, consider that this seems to indicate O'Neal's respect for Artest since he was the only current player selected. The rest of his list included what he called "old-school players," including Barkley, Charles Oakley, Karl Malone, Xavier McDaniel and Danny Ainge.

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August 12, 2011  08:13 AM ET

You can't fight Father Time, Bro.

August 12, 2011  08:16 AM ET

He would get his posse to fight them.

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August 12, 2011  08:41 AM ET

I don't know if I should laugh, or cry here ... this guy was on top of the world at one point; what a shameful way to go, he's essentially turned into P.T. Barnum. And Shaq, for the love of God, do not tell us how your **** tastes!!!

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August 12, 2011  08:47 AM ET

My math is a bit rusty, but I'm pretty sure that's 6 people, not 5. Artest, Barkley, Ainge, McDaniel, Malone and Oakley.

August 12, 2011  08:49 AM ET

im suprised he did not say anthony mason

August 12, 2011  08:49 AM ET

Why is this a story...Shaq is stupid and so is SI for even posting this....

August 12, 2011  09:02 AM ET

His Shaq-Fu will be tested to the limits against Malone or Oakley - Oakley was never afraid to biitcch slap a Mofo....

August 12, 2011  09:10 AM ET

I'd love to see him tear Danny Ainge's head off

August 12, 2011  09:12 AM ET

Rodman can kimura O'neal in a wedding gown.......

August 12, 2011  09:12 AM ET

What a tough guy!!! He can't fight his own obsolescence.

August 12, 2011  09:18 AM ET
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Rodman can kimura O'neal in a wedding gown.......

Damn that's funny!!! LMAO!!

August 12, 2011  09:50 AM ET

Barkley, Charles Oakley, Karl Malone, Xavier McDaniel and Danny Ainge.

Shaq vs Barkley, Oakley, and McDaniel would be a 2nd round TKO....

I think the Mailman could hold his own vs Shaq though.

Artest and Ainge would get blown up in 1 shot.

Comical that this is what Shaq has got too...I am looking forward to seeing his commentary during the basketball season because he is like Charles, he pulls no punches.

August 12, 2011  10:07 AM ET

Ahhh the days of X-Man, Oakley, and Mason on the Knicks. I loved that team. No championships and all. It's like loving your son even though he always fails in the end.

August 12, 2011  10:27 AM ET
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Ahhh the days of X-Man, Oakley, and Mason on the Knicks. I loved that team. No championships and all. It's like loving your son even though he always fails in the end.

LOL

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August 12, 2011  10:29 AM ET

Shaq vs Barkley. I would pay to see that.

 
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