Did Shaquille O’Neal Get Engaged To VH1 Star Hoopz?

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shaq-hoopz-500rnrnIn an event that could only occur as part of the VH1 Circle Of Life Celebreality, frequent VH1 reality show contestant Nicole “Hoopz” Alexander is rumored to be dating NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal, who himself is just six months or so removed from his bitter divorce from ex-wife Shaunie, who you all know as the executive producer of Basketball Wives. What a mouthful!rnrnAnyway, TMZ reported that Shaq was the victim of a prank perpetrated by Hoopz — who, you’ll recall, won both the first season of Flavor of Love and I Love Money — at a Tennessee area Waffle House. You see, Hoopz allegedly dumped an entire salt shaker into Shaq’s OJ while the big man was in the bathroom, something that he didn’t notice until he took a sip upon his return. As you might expect, Shaq took it all in stride, even going as far as to tip the waitstaff $30 on a meal that only cost $20. Ah, young love!rnrnBut that’s not all! According to a report in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Shaq might very well have proposed to Hoopz over the weekend! Nothing of this sort has been officially confirmed, but Sam David, the owner of a restaurant in St. Albans, TN, where Shaq recently dined, told the paper that “I think [Shaq] may have proposed to his girlfriend. He brought a chair into the middle of the dance floor and he put a ring on her finger.” Adding fuel to these (very speculative!) fires is a story on the (pretty reputable) sports website Sports By Brooks that says, and we quote, the site “has also been informed that O’Neal has spent much of his summer in Alexander’s hometown of Maryville, TN. In fact, the current Celtic now has a home with Alexander in Maryville’s Royal Oaks golf community.”rnrnSo far, there’s been no comment from either Shaq or Hoopz on their respective Twitter feeds. Developing!rnrn[Photo Credit: Getty Images]