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Shaquille O'Neal

Professional Basketball Player
Male
Born Mar 6, 1972

Shaquille Rashaun O'Neal, nicknamed "Shaq", is an American retired basketball player and current analyst on the television program Inside the NBA. Standing 7 ft 1 in tall and weighing 325 pounds (147 kg), 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.… Read More

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Timeline

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CHILDHOOD

1972 Birth O'Neal was born on March 6, 1972 in Newark, New Jersey, to Lucille O'Neal and Joe Toney, an All-State guard in high school who was offered a basketball scholarship to play at Seton Hall. … Read More

TEENAGE

1989 17 Years Old …  His 791 rebounds during the 1989 season remains a state record for a player in any classification. … Read More
1991 19 Years Old While playing for Brown at LSU, O'Neal was a two-time All-American, two-time SEC Player of the Year, and received the Adolph Rupp Trophy as NCAA men's basketball player of the year in 1991; he was also named college player of the year by AP and UPI. … Read More

TWENTIES

1992 20 Years Old The Orlando Magic drafted O'Neal with the 1st overall pick in the 1992 NBA draft. … Read More
He was named the 1993 NBA Rookie of the Year and became the first rookie to be voted an All-Star starter since Michael Jordan in 1985. … Read More
O'Neal's third season in 1994–95 had him leading the NBA in scoring with a 29.3 point average, while finishing second in MVP voting to David Robinson and entering his third straight All-Star Game along with Hardaway. … Read More
O'Neal was injured for a great deal of the 1995–96 season, missing 28 games. … Read More
1996 24 Years Old 1 More Event
In the summer of 1996, O'Neal was named to the United States Olympic basketball team, and was later part of the gold medal-winning team at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta. … Read More
…  In the November 10, 1999, game against the Houston Rockets, O'Neal and Charles Barkley were ejected. … Read More

THIRTIES

In January 2002 he was involved in a spectacular on-court brawl in a game against the Chicago Bulls. … Read More
2003 31 Years Old 1 More Event
At the beginning of the 2003–04 season, O'Neal wanted a contract extension with a pay raise on his remaining three years for $30 million. … Read More
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. … Read More
When Hall of Fame center George Mikan died in June 2005, O'Neal, who considered Mikan to be a major influence, extended an offer to his family to pay all of the funeral expenses, which they accepted. … Read More
2006 - 2007 5 More Events
The Phoenix Suns acquired O'Neal in February 2008 from the league-worst Miami Heat, who had a record at the time of the trade of 9-37, in exchange for Shawn Marion and Marcus Banks.
He returned to the All-Star Game in 2009 and emerged as co-MVP along with ex-teammate Kobe Bryant.
On Friday, February 25, 2010 O'Neal suffered a severe right thumb injury while attempting to go up for a shot against Glen Davis of the Boston Celtics. … Read More

FORTIES

2012 40 Years Old In September 2012, O'Neal made a guest appearance on Total Nonstop Action Wrestling's Impact Wrestling program, where he had a backstage segment with Hulk Hogan.
2013 41 Years Old In September 2013, O'Neal became a minority owner of the Sacramento Kings.
In June 2015, O'Neal invested in technology startup Loyale3 Holdings Inc., a San Francisco brokerage firm whose website and mobile app enables companies to sell a piece of their IPOs directly to small investors who put up as a little as $100 and also allows investors to regularly buy small amounts of shares in already public companies. … Read More
O'Neal was elected into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2016. … Read More
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