July 21, 2008
Breaking answer: no.
Shaquille O'Neal and his wife Shaunie were on hand at the brand new Josten's Center at Disney's Wide World of Sports late last week to watch their son, Shareef, participate in the 3rd Grade D1 National Boys Basketball Championship Tournament. Hilariously, Shaq decided to wear a Toronto Raptors jersey.
One explanation of the mysterious No. 33: it was Alonzo Mourning's hypothetical #33 Raptors jersey. If you recall, 'Zo was traded to Toronto as part of the '04 Vince Carter Fire Sale, but he refused to show up. 'Zo and the Raps reached a buy-out agreement before he ever played a minute with the team, so Shaq's jersey is probably the only one of its kind.
(A second, less likely, explanation of the mysterious No. 33: Shaq really digs Jamario Moon.)