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Shaq Vodka Brand, Luv Shaq, To Compete With Diddy's Ciroc

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NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 25: Shaquille O'Neal attends United Nations Every Woman Every Child Dinner 2012 on September 25, 2012 in New York, United States. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 25: Shaquille O'Neal attends United Nations Every Woman Every Child Dinner 2012 on September 25, 2012 in New York, United States. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)

Larger-than-life former NBA star Shaquille O'Neal has announced plans to release his own line of vodkas, the New York Post reports.

The brand, called "Luv Shaq" for perhaps no other reason than it sounds awesome, will hit liquor store counters early next year, according to the report, and will be athlete-friendly (sugar- and gluten-free).

The new coconut-flavored liquor will be produced by Devotion Vodka. Company founder Drew Adelman said it will directly compete with Sean "Diddy" Combs' Ciroc vodka, but at a "more competitive price."

This is the type of dominance that Devotion Vodka & Shaquille O' Neal will be bringing you in 2013 with "Luv Shaq" fb.me/ybSW31UY

— Devotion Vodka (@DEVOTIONVODKA) December 18, 2012

Combs and his Blue Flame Agency recently renewed rapper Rick Ross' contract to continue endorsing the popular Ciroc, according to Hip Hop Wired.

Other famous celebrity liquor brands include rocker Marilyn Manson's Mansinthe line of absinthe, porn star Ron Jeremy's Ron de Jeremy ("THE adult rum") and actor Dan Aykroyd's Crystal Head Vodka.

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