TAYLOR: It’s already shaping up to be the best season ever, due in part to the recent arrival of our brand new basketball coach Lou Magillian, formerly the presiding legal counsel for the Chicago Bulls. Lou, come on up here and take a bow. Those other teams had better watch out, we’ve got one of the big boys on our side now, huh? Shaq who?
The Chicago Bulls are a basketball team in the NBA, founded in 1966. They had their greatest success in the 1990s, winning 72 games in 1995-1996 – the first team to win more than 70 games in a single season. They are the only NBA team to win multiple championships while never losing a finals series. Their star faded after 1998, and in the 2000s, the team was struggling. (Amusingly, the high school basketball team is thrilled to even the get the lawyer for the Chicago Bulls as their coach!).
Shaquille O’Neal, commonly known as “Shaq” (born 1972) is a former basketball player, a four-time champion, and generally regarded as one of the greatest players of all time. In 2002, he was playing for the Los Angeles Lakers.