PHOTOS: Shaquille O’Neal introduced as newest minority owner of the Sacramento Kings

Shaquille O’Neal, Sacramento Kings owner.

How does that sound?  Well, get used to it because it’s now reality.

Once a longtime tormentor and nemesis of the franchise, the Big Aristotle is now the newest minority investor in the Kings ownership group that helped keep the team in Sacramento.  O’Neal was formally introduced today to a hoard of local and national media in at the team’s practice facility.  Cowbell Kingdom was there and chronicled the event in the images captured below.

Shaquille  O'Neal meets with media in Sacramento. (09-24-13)

Shaquille  O'Neal and Vivek Ranadivé.

Shaquille  O'Neal smiles for the cameras as he's introduced as new Sacramento Kings minority owner.

Left to right: Vivek Ranadivé, Shaquille  O'Neal, Mark Mastrov

Shaquille  O'Neal as he meets with the Sacramento media.

Shaquille  O'Neal and Vivek Ranadivé.

Shaquille  O'Neal grins as he meets with Sacramento media.

Vivek Ranadivé during Shaquille  O'Neal's introductory press conference in Sacramento.

Left to right: Mark Mastrov, Vivek Ranadivé, Shaquille  O'Neal

Shaquille  O'Neal all smiles as he meets with the Sacramento media.

Shaquille  O'Neal addresses questions to the Sacramento media.

Check back later this afternoon for more reaction on O’Neal’s formal welcome to Sacramento.

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About: Jonathan Santiago

Jonathan Santiago serves Cowbell Kingdom as senior editor specializing in writing, podcasting and video production. He also handles the majority of CK’s day-to-day beat coverage of the Kings.