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Reviews for Shaq Uncut: My Story:

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Dec 05, 2011

Shaq was like, "Here's my book." I was like, "This is awful."
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Oct 20, 2014

If you like reading about motivational and inspirational books, this is a book for you. Shaq came from nothing at the beginning of his life and turned that around and became a professional basketball star. He provided for his family who didn't have much, and gave back to the community. I wouldn't have ages 10 or lower read this book because there was some mature content and some words they may not understand. But if you like basketball and like motivational and inspirational books his a book for If you like reading about motivational and inspirational books, this is a book for you. Shaq came from nothing at the beginning of his life and turned that around and became a professional basketball star. He provided for his family who didn't have much, and gave back to the community. I wouldn't have ages 10 or lower read this book because there was some mature content and some words they may not understand. But if you like basketball and like motivational and inspirational books his a book for you! ...more
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Jan 21, 2018

Shaq Uncut written by Shaq ONeal himself is a non fiction biography that talks primarily about Shaqs rough life before he made it to the NBA and a little bit during his life in the NBA. This book was great as I got to read how hilarious Shaq was during his child hood just like he is now, how it keeps your mind latched as it is a true story, and how you get that one of a kind reading sense as its a biography. One thing I didnt like about this book is how you are able to realize that the book isnt Shaq Uncut written by Shaq O’Neal himself is a non fiction biography that talks primarily about Shaq’s rough life before he made it to the NBA and a little bit during his life in the NBA. This book was great as I got to read how hilarious Shaq was during his child hood just like he is now, how it keeps your mind latched as it is a true story, and how you get that one of a kind reading sense as it’s a biography. One thing I didn’t like about this book is how you are able to realize that the book isn’t well set up or written as it’s written by Shaq who has no previous experience in writing a book. I recommend this book for any aged men above 15 as Shaq May have played in your life time or close to. ...more
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Jan 07, 2019

I am a huge fan of Shaq, so this was a must read for me. Not written fantastically but the stories more than make up for that.
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Nov 27, 2011

Shaq is funny. And frank. If you have interest in the basketball scene during the years he played, it gives a lot of first hand info. The book isn't terribly well written, but I definitely liked it.

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Oct 20, 2015

I liked him a lot more before this book. Too much ego - nothing is ever his fault.
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Oct 03, 2014

I thoought that it was a great story and that shaq went through a lot to get to where he is today. it was very inspiring book.(2)
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Feb 16, 2012

While not much of a Shaq fan during most of his career I've kind of come around on him and found this book about his life pretty interesting. Listened to the audio version which was performed by Dion Graham who really had Shaq's cadence and tone down perfectly.
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Mar 01, 2012

Not a bad read. Like many biographies it reads like the liner notes of a good CD with all the thank yous and I couldn't have done it with yous. But, there is a lot to learn about this guy; he's interesting, and it's in ways you wouldn't expect. Plus, I love Jackie Mac, so I had to give it a go. You won't be disappointed.
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Feb 16, 2014

Shaq Uncut: Tall Tales and Untold Stories takes you inside the life of one of the world's most recognizable athletes, Shaquille O'neal. Shaq talks about his many hardships growing up, his untouchable NBA career, and more. Anyone would enjoy this book, because it's full of humor and great stories from a living legend.
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May 07, 2012

Shaq is one of the biggest guys in the NBA. He's also been injury prone. But he has been a fighting force on some of the best teams out there. He shares details from his days with the Magic, Lakers, Celtics, Suns, Cavs and Heat. He's played with the greats, been coached by some of the best and is telling all in this book.
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May 28, 2014

Most people know Shaq from the basketball court with the amazing career he has had playing basketball. But this book doesn't only talk about that it talks about Shaq's life and most of the things that people don't know about Shaq, how he is just a big fun loving guy. Shaw is hilarious and so are some things i this book. if you are a fan of Shaq or basketball and want to read about a pretty tremendous person's life then Shaq uncut is the book for you.
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Oct 27, 2016

I enjoyed reading this book a lot. It changed mine perspective through life, and on the basketball court. It taught me how hard work can lead me to my dreams in life. Also this book is great for people who are hopeless in life, and want to make something out of themselves. Shaq came from a poor childhood, but made now he is famous. Not only that, but this book is good for professional athletes. Professional athletes should give back to the community, because many young kids look up to them.
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Dec 12, 2012

Shaq UNCUT is about a NB player named shaquille O'neal. Shaq was a bully in his young years, shaq always seemed to be taller and clumsy. Shaq felt superior to everyone else. When shaq came to his teenage years he began to be interested in sports, mostly basketball, but shaq always was the player he was in the NBA he had to learn like everyone else.

I really liked the book it was everything sad, funny, action packed. The book had a lot more into it than i had thought. Most biographies i can barely Shaq UNCUT is about a NB player named shaquille O'neal. Shaq was a bully in his young years, shaq always seemed to be taller and clumsy. Shaq felt superior to everyone else. When shaq came to his teenage years he began to be interested in sports, mostly basketball, but shaq always was the player he was in the NBA he had to learn like everyone else.

I really liked the book it was everything sad, funny, action packed. The book had a lot more into it than i had thought. Most biographies i can barely get through because it is just plain! If you like comedies and sports such as basketball, you really need to read this book ...more
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Feb 26, 2013

This books tells you a lot about Shaq , how he become one of the greatest basketball player , what difficulties does he faced , injuries , family problems ...etc .
He is a legend in basketball , he has 4 champions , and 1 Mvp and he is my favorite bball player , he began to play bball when he was little that why he is so goo , so I recommend this book to all of the Shaq fans all over the world , because this book tells you how Shaq goes to NBA , from high school to college to NBA , play for 6 This books tells you a lot about Shaq , how he become one of the greatest basketball player , what difficulties does he faced , injuries , family problems ...etc .
He is a legend in basketball , he has 4 champions , and 1 Mvp and he is my favorite bball player , he began to play bball when he was little that why he is so goo , so I recommend this book to all of the Shaq fans all over the world , because this book tells you how Shaq goes to NBA , from high school to college to NBA , play for 6 teams , in every team there is a different story my favorite one is when he plays for the Miami Heat , that year he got traded from the Lakers to the Heat and he won his fourth Champion with Miami Heat .
This Is a reaaly good books for Shaq fans , not even Shaq fans , for basketball fans , it actually tells you how to be a great basketball plater too ( but he is a center ) so this is a awesome shaqtastic , amazing book . ...more
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Nov 24, 2011

This is a great book for anyone who is an NBA basketball fan. Shaq opens up in great detail about his professional and personal life, and gives the reader an in-depth look at who he is as a person. What is revealed, which may be surprising to many, is how unbelievably sensitive and generous of a person Shaquille is. He takes you through his journey as a poor, overgrown kid living in a strict military household all the way to his glory days of stardom dominating the NBA . He takes the reader into This is a great book for anyone who is an NBA basketball fan. Shaq opens up in great detail about his professional and personal life, and gives the reader an in-depth look at who he is as a person. What is revealed, which may be surprising to many, is how unbelievably sensitive and generous of a person Shaquille is. He takes you through his journey as a poor, overgrown kid living in a strict military household all the way to his glory days of stardom dominating the NBA . He takes the reader into the locker rooms and reveals the truth behind the rumors of friction between himself and other superstars, as well as the reasons why he left Orlando and Los Angeles. He allows the reader insight into what really takes place behind the scenes in the life of a superstar. He unveils an honest portrayal of himself as being an overly sensitive, incredibly generous, fun-loving giant who is both loyal to his family and friends and motivated by his doubters. Overall, it is a great read for anyone with an interest in pro basketball and the lives of superstar athletes. ...more
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Dec 21, 2018

This book was great.I would say this book is for people that want to know how the NBA is from the inside.As a basketball fan we don't see much or hear much. We only hear what they want us to hear.I really loved how this book didn't hold anything back. Shaq talked about his drama with Kobe and even how didn't like how Dwight Howard isn't original. I would also recommend this book to be that have work hard all their life and feel like they want to give up because it seems impossible to reach their This book was great.I would say this book is for people that want to know how the NBA is from the inside.As a basketball fan we don't see much or hear much. We only hear what they want us to hear.I really loved how this book didn't hold anything back. Shaq talked about his drama with Kobe and even how didn't like how Dwight Howard isn't original. I would also recommend this book to be that have work hard all their life and feel like they want to give up because it seems impossible to reach their goal. Shaq talks about his long road to the NBA and I see it as motivation.

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Nov 08, 2018

A few pages into this book and there was no doubt Shaq was fully involved in writing his story. The pages brim with boyish humor that has been characteristic of Shaq.

The chronology was kept well structured and still allowed short detours every now and then that kept me fully engaged with the book.

Like with most successful people, Shaq attributes most of his success from his parents. His stepfather being an army man forced them to move every now and then for extended periods of time. In A few pages into this book and there was no doubt Shaq was fully involved in writing his story. The pages brim with boyish humor that has been characteristic of Shaq.

The chronology was kept well structured and still allowed short detours every now and then that kept me fully engaged with the book.

Like with most successful people, Shaq attributes most of his success from his parents. His stepfather being an army man forced them to move every now and then for extended periods of time. In exchange, Shaq developed the ability to engage and learn from diverse groups of people. The lessons on discipline from his father were monumental in shaping who he has become. He portrays his mother as his biggest fan, constantly showering him with moral support and self belief. His mother offers a reason for Shaq's terrible free throw shooting, you'll have to read it to believe it :)

Shaq tells vivid accounts of many people who in one way or another influenced his journey to (in) the NBA. I particularly enjoyed stories on Chris Jackson (Mahmoud Al Rauf), Phil Jackson, Jerry West, Tim Duncan, Kobe (for obvious reasons), Pat Riley, Dale Brown, Doc Rivers and Dwayne Wade. It's always enlightening to hear first hand accounts of what goes on behind the scenes in championship races.

Shaq displays humility in this book by crediting various role players who helped him get his championships. Most notably: Derek Fisher, Brian Shaw, Udonis Haslem, James Posey and Robert Horry. Regarding Brian Shaw, he also credits him for mediating their feud with Kobe back at LAL. Something which, in his opinion, the Lakers never truly credited Shaw for.

There were also surprising revelations in between the book. I was surprised to learn that Shaq doesn't drink or ever taken drugs. I also wasn't aware of his close relationship with Biggie, even during the days leading up to Biggie's death.

Overall, this book has been everything I expected of it and more. A riveting tale of one of the best centers to ever play the game. ...more
3

Jul 12, 2019

I picked this up for two reasons: one, it was at a Goodwill for $2 and two, on the back he lists all of his nicknames and one of them was "Big Aristotle." I had never heard anyone call Shaq that and could not imagine any ways in which he was similar to the Ancient Greek philosopher so I wanted to know WTF that was about...

And given those two criteria I can't really flunk this book because it was so cheap and because it does, in fact, answer that one question. Shaq is the Big Aristotle because I picked this up for two reasons: one, it was at a Goodwill for $2 and two, on the back he lists all of his nicknames and one of them was "Big Aristotle." I had never heard anyone call Shaq that and could not imagine any ways in which he was similar to the Ancient Greek philosopher so I wanted to know WTF that was about...

And given those two criteria I can't really flunk this book because it was so cheap and because it does, in fact, answer that one question. Shaq is the Big Aristotle because Aristotle once said one aphorism that Shaq liked - "We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit" - and because I'm guessing he's physically larger than a tutor who lived nearly two thousand years ago.

Still, I also can't really give this book a great score because that's a lame reason to give yourself a nickname? I mean, I really like it when Wesley Snipes yells "Some motherfuckers just gotta ice skate uphill" in the Blade movies but I don't think I'm going to go around calling myself "The Human Blade" any time soon. ...more
3

Jul 31, 2018

tldr ;)
Read if you want a few laughs, already know a bit about the NBA and Shaq, and just have some free time to spare. Don't read it if you are looking for serious content.

Definitely not a serious read. Shaq's narrative is funny, insightful (in some aspects), and pretty relaxing to read. Nonetheless, if you are looking for serious analysis of the NBA, the sports industry, or anything of that sort, be prepared to be disappointed.

Shaq is childish and he doesn't shy awat from it in his writing. He tldr ;)
Read if you want a few laughs, already know a bit about the NBA and Shaq, and just have some free time to spare. Don't read it if you are looking for serious content.

Definitely not a serious read. Shaq's narrative is funny, insightful (in some aspects), and pretty relaxing to read. Nonetheless, if you are looking for serious analysis of the NBA, the sports industry, or anything of that sort, be prepared to be disappointed.

Shaq is childish and he doesn't shy awat from it in his writing. He did a bunch of silly things and readily admits to them.

Interesting things in this book are Shaq's interactions with Kobe and others stars that he competed against or played with. Shaq also tells us how he felt throughout his NBA journey, as a rook starting off a young career in Orlando, as an established star in LA, and as an aging star in other franchises. Shaq goes into detail in some major games such as the 1995 NBA finals when Hakeem demolished him, the lakers'drama filled 3-peat or the 2004 superteam that fell apart. ...more
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Jun 02, 2017

Being a basketball fan I have enjoyed this book so far for the most part as there has been some times where it did get a little long but I'm currently about half way through the book and I feel like it is kinda cool. Reason being is that it talks about his life outside of just basketball. It reveals his real character and even though he may seem like a beast on the court he's actually a really funny and seemingly cool guy to be around. We have seen him act goofy and stuff at the all star game Being a basketball fan I have enjoyed this book so far for the most part as there has been some times where it did get a little long but I'm currently about half way through the book and I feel like it is kinda cool. Reason being is that it talks about his life outside of just basketball. It reveals his real character and even though he may seem like a beast on the court he's actually a really funny and seemingly cool guy to be around. We have seen him act goofy and stuff at the all star game but this really kinda reveals a typical day of life I his shoes and that is what I liked most about this book. He allowed the readers to step into his shoes and that was pretty awesome. Even though I'm only about halfway done with the book it still is very entertaining and I'm looking forward to finishing and seeing whats in the rest of the book. ...more
4

Feb 06, 2018

With "March Madness" soon approaching again, it was time to read again about some of basketball's great stars. I like learning about their childhood and other aspects of their lives, as well as their basketball feats, so this was a good book describing his relationship with his parents, early years, schools he attended, etc. It also gives his personal perspective on his coaches and the relationships he has maintained with them and some of the other NBA players. I knew he was famous for "giving With "March Madness" soon approaching again, it was time to read again about some of basketball's great stars. I like learning about their childhood and other aspects of their lives, as well as their basketball feats, so this was a good book describing his relationship with his parents, early years, schools he attended, etc. It also gives his personal perspective on his coaches and the relationships he has maintained with them and some of the other NBA players. I knew he was famous for "giving back to the community", but he shares his perspective on how important it is do that and his other motivations in life. Overall it is well written and all around good read, especially if you're a "Shaq Fan". ...more
4

May 19, 2017

Shaq Uncut is an eye-opening book that will grab your attention throughout the story of Shaq's interesting life. Never before behind-the-scenes stories are shared about Shaq's childhood, journey to the NBA, and his trek throughout his wonderful career in the NBA. The book starts with when Shaq was born and details into his childhood where he was constantly moving because his step-father was a sergeant in the military. Shaq ultimately develops into an overnight star in high school and chooses to Shaq Uncut is an eye-opening book that will grab your attention throughout the story of Shaq's interesting life. Never before behind-the-scenes stories are shared about Shaq's childhood, journey to the NBA, and his trek throughout his wonderful career in the NBA. The book starts with when Shaq was born and details into his childhood where he was constantly moving because his step-father was a sergeant in the military. Shaq ultimately develops into an overnight star in high school and chooses to attend Louisiana State University. After Shaq is picked #1 in the 1992 NBA Draft by the Orlando Magic. From there, his career takes off and Shaq quickly develops into one of the leagues most dominant, fun-loving, and beloved players the NBA has ever seen. ...more
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Sep 25, 2018

Shaq was such a dominant figure in my childhood. Not only was he playing Basketball at an elite level, but I watched his movies and even played that awful video game. Even today, Shaq has to be one of the most recognizable figures. Recognizing someone and knowing someone are two completely different things. I learned a lot about Shaq in this book. Even stuff I thought I knew about, like the Shaq and Kobe feud, I didn't really know. Now if only Kobe can write a book I can read his side of things. Shaq was such a dominant figure in my childhood. Not only was he playing Basketball at an elite level, but I watched his movies and even played that awful video game. Even today, Shaq has to be one of the most recognizable figures. Recognizing someone and knowing someone are two completely different things. I learned a lot about Shaq in this book. Even stuff I thought I knew about, like the Shaq and Kobe feud, I didn't really know. Now if only Kobe can write a book I can read his side of things. Anyway, this was an entertaining and uplifting book that I really needed. ...more
5

Sep 25, 2018

I really liked this book. It was very interesting to hear the certain parts of his career with his many different teams he played for. My favorite part of the book was when he was talking about his recruiting process. I liked how he broke down each team and gave what he liked and didn't like about them before eventually choosing LSU. I also like the parts where he talked about his relationship with Kobe Bryant and the downfall of it when Shaq got traded. Overall this was a great book and I I really liked this book. It was very interesting to hear the certain parts of his career with his many different teams he played for. My favorite part of the book was when he was talking about his recruiting process. I liked how he broke down each team and gave what he liked and didn't like about them before eventually choosing LSU. I also like the parts where he talked about his relationship with Kobe Bryant and the downfall of it when Shaq got traded. Overall this was a great book and I recommend it to any sports fan like me. ...more

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