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Shaq Brings the Funny to YouTube

The ex-NBA great on building a comedy empire and being inspired by Eddie Murphy and Fred Sanford.

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A lot of times I didn't really say nothing. I didn't know what to say or when to say it. But as the season went on, I got more comfortable. When I got there I was in professional mode, but our show is more comedy-slash-professional. I got to be a little bit more myself and just talk basketball. It will be much better this year.

TR: The NBA season starts in less than a month. The biggest story of the offseason, though, was the Lakers' addition of Steve Nash and Dwight Howard. Does that make them the favorites?

SN: It does make them the favorites on paper, but older legs kinda worry me a little bit; Dwight's back worries me a little bit. Everyone still has to go through the [Miami] Heat. I would love to see the Heat vs. the Lakers in the finals. I know the whole world wants to see that.

Thomas Golianpoulos is a writer living in New York City. He has also written for the New York Times, Grantland, the New York Observer, Wired and Vibe.

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