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Mr. Syd

Producer for the Steve Harvey Morning Show, Sundays 4 pm to 9 pm

Part time Las Vegas resident Shaquille O'Neal helped to dedicate newly renovated outdoor basketball courts at Doolittle Community Center. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

In a ceremony held on Saturday, Shaquille O’Neal helped to unveil newly renovated outdoor basketball courts at the Doolittle recreation and community center on the west side of Las Vegas.

Through his foundation and along with Icy Hot and the Mayor’s Fund For Las Vegas LIFE, O’Neal, who is a part time resident of Las Vegas, donated $200,000 to renovate the outdoor courts.

Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman along with Ward 5 city councilman Cedric Crear were present for the event.

The courts have been renamed “The Shaq Courts at Doolittle” and improvements include new surfacing and paint, new basketball supports, shade structures, new seating areas, and a new state of the art LED scoreboard. As part of the outdoor art there’s also a life sized pair of Shaq’s basketball shoes and a six foot LED lighted basketball.

Born in New York City but also consider myself a native of Detroit. Attended college at Michigan State University. Started radio career in Detroit in 1980. Moved to Vegas in 1989. Worked 14 years at KCEP 88.1 before getting hired at Beasley with 105.7 in 2014.