NBA star Shaquille O’Neal along with his girlfriend Nicole “Hoopz” Alexander teamed up with Harvard Medical School’s Division of Sleep Medicine to get tested for sleep apnea.
Shaq says his girlfriend, “Hoopz”, first told him he had sleep apnea and convinced him to get evaluated. “It happens when he’s on his back,” Alexander says. “It’s like he stops; his chest will stop moving and everything. It’s like he stops breathing,” Hoopz adds.
For the evaluation, Shaq had to sleep overnight at Harvard’s sleep lab with a breathing mask, electrodes and monitoring devices hooked to his body to assess brainwave patterns, airflow, oxygen levels, and other vital signs.
NBA star Shaquille O’Neal’s girlfriend, Nicole “Hoopz Alexander, recently sat down with Boston’s NECN and talked about how she helped Shaq upgrade his wardrobe from being on the worst dressed list to becoming super s*xy.
“He’s a big guy but he has a great body. He’s super s*xy and I’m like you need to show that,” Hoopz said.
Hoopz also talks about her new business ventures including creating an affordable, stylish, “Big and Tall Men’s” clothing line and launching a fitness business which will include work out dvds that incorporate self-defense techniques.
The Boston Globe recently sat down with NBA star Shaquille O’Neal and his girlfriend Nicole “Hoopz” Alexander to get the juicy scoop on their relationship and new reality show.
Check out a few excerpts below from the interview.
How did Shaq and Hoopz meet?
NBA star Shaquille O’Neal and his girlfriend Nikki “Hoopz” Alexander were spotted arriving to the “Late Show with David Letterman” in New York City. The couple arrived holding hands and looking very happy together. Several reports surfaced weeks ago that Shaq had proposed to his girlfriend Hoopz. Neither of the two have Tweeted a confirmation