Shaq’s New Gal: Step Up Or Down From Shaunie?

Shaquille O’Neal is attempting a fresh start out in the Valley of the Suns, with a new team, new arena - and new girlfriend?

Shaq Shaunie O'Neal

(Shaq & Shaunie in super happier times)

When Shaq sauntered away from South Beach, he not only left behind fond memories with the Heat, but also his soon-to-be ex-wife Shaunie. And now SPORTAPHILE (via the always reliable[?] MEDIA TAKE OUT) snags some snapshots of the Big Cactus and his supposed latest squeeze.

Is she a step above, a step below, a step sideways? Check the pics after to jump to judge for yourself.

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