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SAG member O'Neal stars in new Disney spot

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Los Angeles Lakers star Shaquille O'Neal, fast on the heels of his team winning the NBA championship, has reportedly run afoul of striking commercial actors by starring in a commercial for Walt Disney Co. Mr. O'Neal, a member of the Screen Actors Guild, was taped in an "I'm going to Disneyland" spot--traditionally filmed after a team wins the championship in its sport--June 19 after the Lakers beat the Indiana Pacers 116-111 to clinch the NBA title. Mr. O'Neal's agent reportedly said the Lakers center donated proceeds from the spot to charity, and that Mr. O'Neal supports the strike.

Copyright June 2000, Crain Communications Inc.

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