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A naked Shaquille O’Neal used to force guys to wrestle with him when he played for Suns

Shaquille O'Neal laughs as he announces his retirement from NBA at a news conference in Windermere

Shaquille O’Neal laughs while telling a story during his announcement of his retirement from the National Basketball Association (NBA) at a news conference at his home in Windermere, Florida June 3, 2011. REUTERS/Scott Audette(UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT BASKETBALL IMAGES OF THE DAY)


Great story here from former Phoenix Suns head coach Alvin Gentry (via Henry Abbott of of what it was like dealing with the antics of Shaquille O’Neal.

Shaq played for the Suns for a season and a half in 2008 and 2009, and was notorious for his love of pranks -- to the point that even the team’s head coach had little chance of slowing him down.

Check out the video clip above, where Gentry tells the tale of a naked O’Neal forcing others to wrestle with him on a fairly regular basis -- an unfortunate honor that even Gentry himself was unable to escape.