10 Questions for Shaquille O'Neal

The Miami Heat center talks about running for sheriff

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Basketball star Shaquille O'Neal

The Big Aristotle, Shaq Diesel, Superman--by any name, Miami Heat center Shaquille O'Neal is still a force. The Heat begin their defense of the NBA title this week, and Shaq will be chasing his fifth championship (he had three with the Los Angeles Lakers in addition to the one last year with Miami). O'Neal, 34, called TIME's Sean Gregory to talk about the NBA's controversial new ball, his police ambitions and the coach he wants to see in a foxhole.

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