Shaquille O'Neal, Date of Birth, Place of Birth


Shaquille O'Neal

American basketball player

Date of Birth: 06-Mar-1972

Place of Birth: Newark, New Jersey, United States

Profession: screenwriter, actor, businessperson, singer, Thai boxer, television producer, rapper, sports commentator, film producer, basketball player, real estate entrepreneur, film actor, podcaster

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Pisces

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About Shaquille O'Neal

  • Shaquille Rashaun "Shaq" O'Neal ( sh?-KEEL; SHAK; born March 6, 1972) is a retired professional American basketball player who is a sports analyst on the television program Inside the NBA on TNT.
  • He is considered one of the greatest players in National Basketball Association (NBA) history.
  • At 7 ft 1 in (2.16 m) tall and 325 pounds (147 kg), he was one of the tallest and heaviest players ever.
  • O'Neal played for six teams over his 19-year career. Following his time 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 best centers in the league, winning Rookie of the Year in 1992–93 and 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.O'Neal's individual accolades include the 1999–2000 MVP award, the 1992–93 NBA Rookie of the Year award, 15 All-Star game selections, three All-Star Game MVP awards, three Finals MVP awards, two scoring titles, 14 All-NBA team selections, and three NBA All-Defensive Team selections.
  • He is one of only three players to win NBA MVP, All-Star game MVP and Finals MVP awards in the same year (2000); the other players are Willis Reed in 1970 and Michael Jordan in 1996 and 1998.
  • He ranks 8th all-time in points scored, 6th in field goals, 15th in rebounds, and 8th in blocks.
  • Largely due to his ability to dunk the basketball, O'Neal also ranks third all-time in field goal percentage (58.2%).
  • O'Neal was elected into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2016.
  • He was elected to the FIBA Hall of Fame in 2017.In addition to his basketball career, O'Neal has released four rap albums, with his first, Shaq Diesel, going platinum.
  • O'Neal is also an electronic music producer, and touring DJ, known as DIESEL.
  • He has appeared in numerous films and has starred in his own reality shows, Shaq's Big Challenge and Shaq Vs..
  • He hosts The Big Podcast with Shaq.
  • He is also the general manager of Kings Guard Gaming of the NBA 2K League.

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