FILE - In this Saturday, Nov. 14, 2009 file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers' Shaquille O'Neal sits on the bench in the second quarter in an NBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz,, in Cleveland. O'Neal has paid for the funeral of a 5-year-old North Carolina girl whose kidnapping and slaying garnered national news coverage. The Fayetteville Observer newspaper in North Carolina reported Thursday, Nov. 26, 2009, that the Cleveland Cavaliers player was touched by the case of Shaniya Davis. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File) (AP)
July 14, 2011 12:00:29 PM PDT
July 14, 2011 --
The calls came as soon as Shaquille O'Neal decided to retire, all wanting to hire one of the NBA's greatest entertainers.