Shaq holds court at HLS, talks business

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Since signing with the Boston Celtics in August, Shaquille O’Neal has posed as a statue in Harvard Square, sang the “Cheers” theme song at the Cheers bar in Boston, and conducted the Boston Pops at Symphony Hall. He can now add “helped teach a class at Harvard Law School” to that list.

On Jan. 18, O’Neal visited Lecturer on Law Peter Carfagna’s course “Representing the Professional Athlete.” He was accompanied by his agent Perry Rogers, President of Venture Management, and by Michael Zarren ’04, assistant general manager and associate team counsel for the Celtics.

The guests discussed topics including product endorsement, social media, changes in the NBA, and O’Neal’s approach to business and basketball throughout his 18-year career.