ALVIN GENTRY RUMORS & GOSSIP
Shaquille O’Neal has always been known as the ultimate prankster in NBA circles, but his jokes as player for the Phoenix Suns went to far in my opinion.
Former Suns head coach Alvin Gentry told ESPN’s True Hoops about Shaq’s love for wrestling his Phoenix Suns teammates while in the nude.
I find nothing funny about being playfully attacked by a naked 7-foot, 300-pound man.
Shaquille O’Neal is well known for his love of pranks so it’s no surprise that the future Hall of Fame center was involved in naked shenanigans while playing for the Phoenix Suns.
When Shaq was with the Suns in 2008-09, he forced fellow players to wrestle with him. This was something even Alvin Gentry, the Suns’ head coach at the time, couldn’t get out of!
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In a video with ESPN’s Henry Abbott, ex-Phoenix Suns head coach Alvin Gentry revealed that Shaquille O’Neal used to get naked and pounce on unsuspecting teammates and coaches in order to wrestle with them.
“When we got Shaq, when he was a Phoenix Sun, he was a guy who loved pranks...
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Gentry has agreed to a three-year deal that will pay him about $750,000 per season, the officials said, making him the highest-paid assistant in the NBA.
Gentry will join the staff...
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The Lakers became more interested in talking with Gentry after speaking with several coaches...
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After Wednesday's loss to the NBA champion Dallas Mavericks dropped the Suns to 2-4, coach Alvin Gentry said Thursday he's frustrated with how the team is playing and is considering lineup changes.
"I'm frustrated in that I think we're much better than we're playing," Gentry said. "I don't think I'm asking anyone to do anything that they...