Hello, This basketball was signed by Shaq on the movie set of Steel, filmed in 1995-1996. My husband's mother was the assistant director of that film and my husband was a kid, and has his name in the credits. It's signed with his new Lakers number of #34.
It is an official NBA basketball given by Shaquille to my husband, who was a basketball fan on the set of the film. It was a gift directly to him from Shaq.