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Shaquille O'Neal joins TNT as an analyst
Newly retired NBA legend and "Kazaam" star Shaquille O'Neal has signed a multi-year agreement with Turner Sports.
Beginning with the 2011-2012 NBA season -- assuming there *is* a 2011-2012 NBA season -- O'Neal will serve as a full-time analyst with the TNT studio team, joining Ernie Johnson, Kenny Smith and Charles Barkley.
O'Neal will take part in TNT's coverage of NBA All-Star weekend festivities and will be a contributor on NBA TV and NBA.com.
"I can't wait to begin my new career with Turner. Over the past several years the team at Turner has taken the NBA and entertainment, in general, to a whole new level. I'm grateful for the opportunity to join the amazing team at Inside the NBA and I hope I can further the fans’ experience on a regular basis," O'Neal stated.
O'Neal retired this spring after a truncated season with the Boston Celtics. After his 19-year career, O'Neal ranked fifth all-time in NBA scoring and was named to 14 All-NBA teams.
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