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Heat’s Goran Dragic reveals Shaquille O’Neal’s hazing of him as rookie with Suns

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Miami Heat veteran point guard Goran Dragic and NBA Hall of Fame center Shaquille O’Neal were teammates on the Phoenix Suns during Dragic’s rookie season back in 2008-09.

On “The Woj Pod” with ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Dragic talked about how O’Neal made him carry around a broken keyboard as a rookie all season as part of his hazing treatment.

O’Neal is arguably the most dominant player in NBA history. He’s also universally loved due to his fun personality and this anecdote from Dragic is just one example of Shaq being hilarious as a teammate.

Both O’Neal and Dragic have played for the Suns and Heat. The Diesel, of course, was a star in South Beach alongside Dwyane Wade. The duo won the 2006 title over the Dallas Mavericks in six games.

Dragic, meanwhile, has been a steady performer with the Heat since joining the team in 2015. He’s averaging 16.2 points, 3.2 rebounds and 5.1 assists for the Heat in 2019-20 while shooting 44.1 percent from the field, 36.7 percent from beyond the arc and 77.6 percent from the free throw line.

The Heat will face the Indiana Pacers in the first round of the 2020 playoffs. It should be a fun series considering we get a full series between Jimmy Butler and T.J. Warren.