Shaquille O'Neal

Center, Basketball Player

1972 –


Who is Shaquille O'Neal?

Shaquille Rashaun O'Neal, nicknamed Shaq, is an American retired basketball player, former rapper and current analyst on the television program Inside the NBA. Standing 7 ft 1 in tall and weighing 325 pounds, he was one of the heaviest players ever to play in the NBA. Throughout his 19-year career, O'Neal used his size and strength to overpower opponents for points and rebounds.

Following his career at Louisiana State University, O'Neal was drafted by the Orlando Magic with the first overall pick in the 1992 NBA Draft. He quickly became one of the top centers in the league, winning Rookie of the Year in 1992–93 and later leading his team to the 1995 NBA Finals. After four years with the Magic, O'Neal signed as a free agent with the Los Angeles Lakers. They won three consecutive championships in 2000, 2001, and 2002. Amid tension between O'Neal and Kobe Bryant, O'Neal was traded to the Miami Heat in 2004, and his fourth NBA championship followed in 2006. Midway through the 2007–2008 season he was traded to the Phoenix Suns. After a season-and-a-half with the Suns, O'Neal was traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2009–10 season. O'Neal played for the Boston Celtics in the 2010–11 season before retiring.

Famous Quotes:

  • It's just something to have on my resume for when I go back into reality. Someday I might have to put down a basketball and have a regular 9-to-5 like everybody else.

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Mar 6, 1972
Also known as
  • Shaq
  • Shaquille O' Neal
  • Shaquille Rashaun O'Neal
  • Big Cactus
  • Superman
  • Shaq Deisel
  • Big Aristotle
  • O'Neal, Shaquille
  • Diesel
  • Islam
  • African American
  • United States of America
  • Doctor of Education, Barry University
    (Specialized in Human resource development)
    ( - 2012/05/05)
  • MBA, University of Phoenix
    ( - 2005)
  • Bachelor of Arts, Louisiana State University
    General Studies
    ( - 2000)
  • Syracuse University
  • Robert G. Cole Junior-Senior High School
Lived in
  • Newark
  • Orlando
  • San Antonio

on July 23, 2013


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