O’Neal Engaged?

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August 26, 2010 | 2:50pm EST

Basketball icon Shaquille O’Neal has sparked reports he’s set to wed reality TV star Nicole Alexander after he was spotted slipping a ring on her finger during a recent night out.

The I Love Money reality show winner, who has dated the athlete since his split from estranged wife Shaunie, reportedly got a marriage proposal during a dinner with friends in St. Louis, Missouri.

According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, O’Neal took Alexander and friends to Sahara Mediterranean Cuisine and Hookah Lounge for dinner on Monday night, and Lounge owner Sam David believes that is where O’Neal may have popped the question.

David tells the newspaper, “I think he may have proposed to his girlfriend. He brought a chair into the middle of the dance floor and he put a ring on her finger.”

Shaunie filed for divorce from the sportsman in November. The ex-couple shares four children.