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Field of Links: Shaq slips and falls on set, Barkley hates the Bay Area, Burns is back

Nov 22, 2013, 9:14 AM PST

Shaquille O’Neal is the newest member of the Sacramento Kings ownership group. That is great news, because when he does goofy stuff, it’s now a local story. On Thursday, Shaq slipped and fell on the TNT basketball set. Seeing an aging seven-footer fall is scary at first, then absolutely hilarious. Just ask Chris Webber.

— Charles Barkley is at it again. For some reason, he has a long standing feud with the Bay Area.

San Jose Sharks forward Brent Burns returned and scored a greasy goal in a 5-1 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning. For fun: The Lightning are one of nine professional sports teams that don’t end in the letter “S.” Can you name the others?

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Ahmad Brooks doesn’t want Ray Lewis’ money.

Ex-49ers wide receivers Kyle Williams is out for the season with a torn ACL.

Sportsmanship is dead. Check out this Blackhawks fan in a headdress as he dumps a beer on a Predators fan and runs away. Also: PLEASE STOP SHOOTING VERTICAL VIDEO!

— New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham broke the uprights with his dunk.

Rookie hazing can still be innocent and funny. Check out what the Utah Jazz did to Trey Burke.


A Thunder fan hit a $20,000 half-court shot and got a high-five from Jay Z. Two Thunder fans have actually drained half-court shots this week.

— Dumbest story of the day: The Minnesota Twins are facing off with the WWE over the Bella Twins.


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