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Olden Polynice Reacts To Shaq Owning The Sacramento Kings



Sacramento Kings fans aren’t the only ones excited about Shaquille O’Neal’s involvement with the franchise.

While on the red carpet for Lincoln Motor Company and Automotive Rhythms’ “Evening of Stlye,” HipHollywood caught up with former NBA player Olden Polynice to get his reaction on Shaq owning a small percentage of the Kings.

“Wasn’t he the same person who called them the Queens,” the former Kings player laughed. “Shaq’s a friend of mine and I’m happy for him. I think it’s wonderful, getting into that line of work being an owner, I think we all dream of that and he’s doing it now,” Polynice explained.

“The irony of it all, being Sacramento of all places … I never expected Sacramento so it was really a shock,” the former baller explaiend.

The former center then went on to express how he wants to help Kings center, DeMarcus Cousins. “I can definitely help him. I can relate to him. I know what he’s going through. It’s little things here and there. He needs somebody like myself that can talk to him that understands what he’s going through,” the 49-year-old said. “Everybody’s claiming to know what he’s going through but they really don’t know,” he added.

Shaq’s investment with the Kings is reportedly between 2% and 4%.



5 Reasons You Need To Know Daveed Diggs



If you don’t know the name Daveed Diggs you will now! The Oakland native is definitely one to watch in Hollywood. Here are five reasons why.

1. He has already taken Broadway by storm.

In 2016 Diggs nabbed a Tony and a Grammy award for his role as Marquis de Lafayette/ Thomas Jefferson in “Hamilton.” Believe it or not Diggs didn’t even audition for the role. While substitute teaching in Marin County, CA he met Hamilton’s eventual star and creator Lin Manuel-Miranda and director, Thomas Kail who invited him to join their free-style rap group and later helped them craft the fast-rapping revolutionary. 

2. He’s funny. 

Diggs is proving he’s also got some amazing comedy chops with two memorable recurring sitcom roles: one as Perry, the crush du jour for Kimmy (Ellie Kemper) on Netflix’s Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, and the other on ABC’s black-ish as Johan, the free-spirited brother of Rainbow (Tracee Ellis Ross). In fact, Black-ish creator Kenya Barris wrote the role for Diggs after being “blown away” by his performance on stage.

3. His first feature film Wonder is in theaters now.

In the film based on the New York Times best-selling novel of the same name, Diggs plays Mr. Browne the fifth grade teacher at the school where lead Jacob Tremblay attends. Diggs landed the role after wrapping his run in “Hamilton” and told HH it was like a crash course in film acting alongside Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson.

4. He’s a rapper. 

His experimental noise rap group Clipping has garnered a major cult following on Youtube. Their LP CLPPNG was an Album Of The Week back in 2014. And in 2016 the trio performed on The Late Late Show with James Corden to promote the release of their six-track EP Wriggle. 

5. He is executive producer of ABC’s The Mayor.  

The show about a struggling young rapper (Brandon Micheal Hall) who runs for local office (and wins) to boost his popularity, debuted this Fall and already is garnering wave reviews. Not surprisingly Diggs and his Clipping bandmates William Hutson and Jonathan Snipes, also produce all the music for the show.


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