Newark, New Jersey – aka “Brick City” – has earned a reputation for its gritty toughness and unforgiving streets.  A place where the odds are stacked against you, Brick City either builds or breaks those who live in it.  It takes hustle, heart and a little luck to make it out, but those who do are undoubtedly shaped by where they came from.  The chip they carry on their shoulder is a badge of honor.  In a city where only the strong survive, Shaquille O’Neal overcame the odds and became one of the greatest NBA athletes to ever play the game.


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