The third episode of SHAQ, a four-part documentary series from director Robert Alexander and Peter Berg’s Film 45 detailing the life and career of NBA Hall of Famer and multi-hyphenate Shaquille O’Neal, debuts tonight WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 7 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT) on HBO and will be available to stream on HBO Max.
Shaquille O’Neal says “We kept this documentary real from the start, and I do feel like it is the most honest look into my life and career up until this point. This process allowed me to reflect publicly in a way I haven’t before, and I’m so proud of the work everyone has done to put it all together.”
The series features new interviews with some of the most revered names in basketball including O’Neal’s teammates Penny Hardaway, Dwyane Wade, Dennis Scott, Brian Shaw, Derek Fisher and Rick Fox; his head coaches Phil Jackson and Pat Riley; and former Los Angeles Lakers General Manager Jerry West. In addition, the series includes interviews with several members of O’Neal’s family, including his mother, Dr. Lucille O’Neal, siblings Jamal and Lateefah Harrison, and three of his children — Taahirah, Shareef, and Myles.
Part 1 “From Shaquille to Shaq”
Debut date: WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 23 (9:00 – 10:00 p.m. ET/PT)
The origin of Shaquille O’Neal’s legend, from a military household to NBA stardom.
Part 2 “The Rise”
Debut date: WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 30 (9:00 – 9:45 p.m. ET/PT)
The forming of a new dynasty in Los Angeles, as Shaq reaches the apex of his career.
Part 3 “The Fall”
Debut date: WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 7 (9:00 – 9:45 p.m. ET/PT)
Shaq and the Lakers’ continued dominance leads to a “three-peat” but soon after comes to a crashing halt.
Part 4 “From Shaq to Shaquille”
Debut date: WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 14 (9:00 – 9:45 p.m. ET/PT)
A champion once again in Miami before age and injuries lead Shaq to the next phase of his life.
SHAQ is a Film 45 Production in association with Jersey Legends and Hardware Studios. The film is directed by Robert Alexander, executive produced by Peter Berg, Matthew Goldberg, Brandon Carroll, Mike Parris, Perry Rogers, Colin Smeeton, and Robert Alexander; co-executive producer, Katy Murakami. For HBO, executive producers Nancy Abraham, Lisa Heller, and Bentley Weiner; coordinating producer, Abtin Motia.
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