According to TMZ, former NBA Great Shaquille O'Neal is in the middle of a nasty lawsuit that accuses the big man of plotting to have a former pal of his, Robert Ross- former gang member, kidnapped and killed. In the lawsuit that TMZ has obtained, Shaq is accused of plotting to have a former gang member, record producer, and woman killed.

In the lawsuit, filed in the L.A. County Superior Court, the former great is accused of plotting and funding the murder of several people that "did him wrong." Ross goes as far as to accuse Shaq into requesting that he, Ross, break the shooting arm of an NBA Player.

While Ross does not say if any of the tasks were carried out, he is suing Shaq for unspecified damages.

Shaq's lawyer, Michael J. Kump, tells TMZ ... "The outlandish claims by Robert Ross in his civil complaint are pure fiction. Shaquille O'Neal befriended Mr. Ross in an attempt to help turn his life around. Sadly, Mr. Ross abused that friendship again and again.

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