Shaq and Nikki Alexander arrive at the Letterman show. // Hoopz dream (INFphoto.com)

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Shaq and Nikki Alexander arrive at the Letterman show.

While Shaquille O'Neal's ex, Shaunie, produces and stars in the reality television series, Basketball Wives, his current girlfriend is a reality starlet herself. Nikki "Hoopz" Alexander first appeared on the reality television scene when she won the VH1 series, Flavor of Love.

A reality show where women vie for the affection of rapper, Flavor Flav, it was Flav who gave Alexander the nickname Hoopz. While there have been rumours that the two are now engaged, there are photos all over the internet - and their own Twitter accounts - chronicling their courtship. So, yes: Hoopz dating hoopster Shaquille O'Neal is a match made in basketball heaven. For now, at least.

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