Shaq has moved on from the Miami Heat, but he still misses a few things about South Florida.
“For one, Star Island,’’ said the big guy on a conference call for his gig hosting Cartoon Network’s Hall of Game Awards earlier this month. “I miss the [tourist] boats bugging me every five minutes.”
All joking aside, the basketball legend’s favorite memories are in his car: “I loved riding around on my three favorite boulevards: Ocean Drive, Washington and Collins.”
You can still get as much Shaq as you like by tuning into his new reality series on truTV, Upload, 10:30 p.m. Thursday. The big guy will show viewers the weirdest and wackiest viral videos on the Web.
“I have six kids of my own so I can relate to humorous things very well,” says the 40-year-old New Jersey native.
What does he think of the Heat since his departure in 2008?
“They’re a fabulous team,” he said. “You’ve got LeBron, D-Wade. . . . Micky Arison is doing a fabulous job. I wish them all well.”