Retirement is easy these days for ex-NBA player Shaquille O’Neal.

Along with being one of the league’s most celebrated athletes, the sports giant has written a tell-all autobiography entitled, “Shaq Uncut: My Story.” The book chronicles many of his triumphs, while highlighting some of his most controversial moments — especially his heated dramas with Kobe Bryant and LeBron James.

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But O’Neal also discusses a little known fact about his past: his adoration of actress Halle Berry.

According to, he recounts how he was smitten by the the star. “I remember being in the dorm room one night and we were watching the movie ‘Jungle Fever’ with Halle Berry in it, and I thought she was so stunning, so I wrote her a letter,” he says.

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“I was just kind of kidding around, telling her I was a big fan and I’d love to meet her sometime. The guys totally goofed on me for doing it, but I didn’t care. A few weeks later, no lie, Halle Berry wrote me back. She sent me a signed picture that I still have hanging in my office. Turns out she’s a basketball fan. She wrote, ‘I’m a big fan of yours, too. I can’t wait until you get to the NBA.'”

So cute! We can’t wait to read it!


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