Hold Up: Shaq Was Friends With Biggie?

From the "stories that deserve their own 30 for 30 documentary" department...

Did you know that Shaq was friends with Notorious B.I.G.? That ever since Biggie rapped, "I'm slammin n****as like Shaquille, s**t is real", he was Shaq's favorite rapper? That Shaq was supposed to hang out with Biggie on the night he died, but he fell asleep? To this day, Shaq still wonders whether he could have prevented his death.

'Cause, umm... I didn't know of any of this, but it's true. Check out video after the jump.

Doesn't it seem like there's some secret handshake among superstars that makes them instant friends? Like all they have to do is meet, and then the next thing you know, Kanye is hanging out at LeBron James' Decision, Jay-Z is on a song with Coldplay, and Chris Paul is visiting Lil Wayne in jail. And while Shaq/Biggie isn't quite Tyson/Tupac or Gwyenth/Jay, it's roughly a million times cooler than Tim Tebow and Kenny Chesney.

ESPN's video comes courtesy of Jose3030 and SBN Boston:

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