Jermaine O'Neal

Basketball Player
Born Oct 13, 1978

Jermaine Lee O'Neal is an American professional basketball player for the Phoenix Suns. The 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m), 255 lb (115 kg) forward-center had a successful high school career and declared his eligibility for the 1996 NBA Draft straight out of high school. He was selected by the Portland Trail Blazers with the 17th pick of the first round, but O'Neal was unable to break into the first team in Portland and was traded to the Indiana Pacers in 2000.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Jermaine O'Neal.


1978 Birth Born on October 13, 1978.


1992 13 Years Old Each summer, he would play for an AAU team, and impressed onlookers with his athleticism and his ability to handle the ball with both hands. By the time he turned 14, the 6'4" O'Neal—now a confident guard who could drain three-pointers—entered Eau Claire High School of the Arts as a freshman in 1992. … Read More
1995 16 Years Old With O'Neal averaging 18 points, 12 rebounds and 9 blocks a game, Eau Claire captured its third straight 3A state title in 1995. … Read More
1996 17 Years Old O'Neal was selected by the Portland Trail Blazers as the 17th pick in the 1996 NBA draft. … Read More
1997 18 Years Old O'Neal also became the youngest player at 18 years, three months and eleven days to score 20 points in a game on January 22, 1997 against the Seattle SuperSonics. … Read More


1999 20 Years Old …  Portland acquired Detlef Schrempf, Scottie Pippen, and Steve Smith during the 1999 offseason, which meant that O'Neal was once again consigned to the bench. … Read More
2000 21 Years Old 1 More Event
…  He was selected by the Portland Trail Blazers with the 17th overall pick, but O'Neal was unable to break into the first team in Portland and was traded to the Indiana Pacers in 2000. … Read More
2002 - 2005 3 More Events
2006 27 Years Old O'Neal missed 13 more games in the 2006–07 season as the Pacers missed the playoffs altogether. … Read More
2008 29 Years Old On June 25, 2008, it was reported that O'Neal and the 41st pick in the 2008 NBA draft, Nathan Jawai would be sent to Toronto for T. J. Ford, Rasho Nesterovič, Maceo Baston and the 17th pick in the 2008 NBA Draft, Roy Hibbert. … Read More


2009 30 Years Old 1 More Event
On February 13, 2009, O'Neal and Jamario Moon were traded to Miami for Shawn Marion and Marcus Banks. … Read More
2010 31 Years Old On July 14, 2010, O'Neal signed a two-year deal with the Boston Celtics. … Read More
2011 32 Years Old O'Neal came back in the starting line-up for the 2011 NBA Playoffs. … Read More
On April 20, 2012, he was waived by the Celtics following season-ending wrist surgery. … Read More
On January 23, 2013, O'Neal was sidelined by an irregular heartbeat.
2014 35 Years Old 1 More Event
He returned to action on February 4, 2014.
2016 37 Years Old In February 2016, O'Neal noted that he had not yet officially retired from the NBA.
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