Shaquille O'Neal Calls Sculpture His 'Broken Rim Tree'

Andrew Gould@AndrewGould4Featured ColumnistNovember 18, 2017

On Saturday, former powerhouse center Shaquille O'Neal shared a picture of what he branded the "broken rim tree." It contains 19 rims, and The Big Aristotle said they're from backboards he fragmented.

However, though it originally appeared he had played a part in the tree's creation,'s Jack Maloney clarified "the sculpture is actually a piece of art called Orange Tree by Alexandre Arrechea" and that "there is no evidence [O'Neal] has any role in its creation other than taking a photo with it."

In 1993, O'Neal tore down a backboard and its supports as a rookie with the Orlando Magic. He also shattered the glass in a training segment with Ahmad Rashad.

Unless he snatched other victims in practices or unofficial games, it appears he would have needed to put in more work before amassing the required number of broken rims for this sculpture.

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