You know what they say about a man with big feet…he wears big shoes. At 7’1″ tall, Shaquille O’Neal definitely wears some big ones, size 23 to be exact. But that’s not all that’s big about this powerhouse on and off the court. In his 18 years of professional basketball (which just ended last season), Shaq’s managed to snag four championship rings and several Player of the Year titles. Shaq Diesel has held an interesting career as both rapper and actor too. He has released five studio albums (I didn’t know it was that many either), including 2003′s Shaq Diesel, which went platinum. No wonder he calls himself Superman. Although the basketball giant is no longer dunking on his opponents, he’s still winning with his girlfriend, Nicole “Hoopz” Alexander, to whom he was once rumored to be engaged almost two years ago, though we’ve still heard no wedding bells. With five kids, a main squeeze, a wonderful career to look back on, and an indoor movie theater, birthday boy Shaq has little to ask for today. Since we love looking at Shaq’s 23-inch height difference between him and Hoopz, here are 40 pics of Shaq towering over other famous shorties. Happy 4-0 Shaq!
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