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NBA superstar and commentator Shaquille O'Neal is in the early stages of reconciling with his ex-wife Shaunie. The couple split back in 2011, after Shaunie caught her NBA hubby cheating on her.

Since their split, the couple has remained close friends - some say TOO CLOSE.

And Shaq has been low key trying to get back with Shaunie for years now. 

Last year, the 47-year-old Hall of Famer just launched a suit line through JCPenney for big and tall men, and while promoting the collaboration of unique professional attire, he showed some love to ex-wife, Shaunie O’Neal.

“This is the same suit I’m wearing when I marry @shaunieoneal5,” he wrote.

At the time, Shaunie curved her ex, replying to his post, “Actually this suit is more fitting for next seasons star of The Bachelor on @abcnetwork #justsayin #wedidthatalready”

But Shaunie has warmed up to the idea that she and her 7 foot tall ex can reestablish their relationship .

Two producers on Basketball Wives told us that Shaunie and Shaquille were "working on things." One explained, "Shaunie wasn't taking Shaq's flirting seriously, she thought he was joking. But now that she knows he's serious [about reconciling] she's giving him a second chance."

Here are pics of Shaquille from a few weeks ago, shooting his shot with Shaunie in public: