FARGO — Back in the 1940s, Dale Brown lived in poverty in Minot, N.D. – where he will always remember welfare workers harassing his mother.
Today in an affluent subdivision of Orlando, Fla., the 75-year-old Brown will step into the 52,000-square foot, lakeside mansion of Shaquille O’Neal.
In the same neighborhood where Tiger Woods lives, O’Neal will hold a news conference to finalize his retirement from the NBA. Brown will be one of the numerous guests Shaq considers his close friends.
Kevin Schnepf, Forum Communications Co.
, June 03, 2011
Laughing and loose, Shaq looked right at home.
Shaquille O’Neal and his oversized persona debuted in Cleveland on Thursday with a stated goal for next season. His friend LeBron James craves a championship, and O’Neal is here to serve.
One is the King, a reigning MVP who at age 24 needs only a championship to complete his resume. The other is a larger-than-life personality who may be past the prime of his career but remains an undeniable force and hungers for a fifth NBA title.
LeBron and Shaq. Teammates.
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