Shaq Joins King’s Guard Gaming

Looks like Shaq found another thing to endorse.. He is staying busy in retirement.


Kings Guard Gaming Names Basketball Icon
Shaquille O’Neal as General Manager
-- Basketball Hall of Famer, Broadcaster to Provide Draft and
Player Support for NBA 2K League esports Team --
Sacramento, Calif. – Today, Kings Guard Gaming announced NBA Icon, 2K Legend and
three-time cover player, broadcaster, and Sacramento Kings minority owner Shaquille
O’Neal has been named General Manager of Kings Guard
Gaming<>. In this role, he will provide valuable basketball
counsel as the team assembles its roster and evaluates the 102 players available in
the upcoming draft.
“I’m looking forward to my role with Kings Guard,” said newly appointed Kings Guard
GM Shaquille O’Neal. “Just like I dominated the hardwood, music industry, showbiz,
nicknames, and broadcasting, I plan to help build the most dominant 2K franchise in
“We’re excited to have one of the biggest icons in basketball serve as a guiding
voice for our first NBA 2K League team,” said Sacramento Kings CTO and head of
esports Ryan Montoya. “Shaq’s global appeal combined with his knowledge and passion
for the game will be invaluable as we work to build a team of elite gamers who are
passionate and competitive team players.”
Kings Guard draft preparation began as the NBA 2K League finished its combine in
January. To assist with the first-ever 2K League draft, the team has incorporated
artificial intelligence and other innovations that examine player data sets, support
from Sacramento Kings Vice President of Strategy and Analytics Luke Bornn, and
additional basketball council from Shaq and gaming experts. In the coming weeks,
Kings Guard will announce additional performance and human optimization staff who
will support the team’s growth and development.
On April 4, Kings Guard will select fourth in the first round of the NBA 2K League
inaugural draft. The team will select six players, who will move to Sacramento in
the coming weeks. Players will have full access to the world’s first esports
training facility and content studio<>
housed inside of a pro sports venue, as well the same world-class care and treatment
as the NBA athletes located steps away from the NBA’s most-advanced practice
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