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Shaquille O'Neal

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


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


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
1994 - 1996 6 More Events
…  In the November 10, 1999, game against the Houston Rockets, O'Neal and Charles Barkley were ejected. … Read More
2000 28 Years Old 1 More Event
…  They won three consecutive championships in 2000, 2001, and 2002.
In the 2001 NBA Finals against the 76ers, O'Neal fouled out in Game 3 backing over Dikembe Mutombo, the 2000–2001 Defensive Player of the Year. "I didn't think the best defensive player in the game would be flopping like that. … Read More


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 extended an offer to his family to pay all of the funeral expenses, which they accepted.
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


2013 41 Years Old In 2013, O'Neal endorsed Republican Governor Chris Christie of New Jersey in his reelection bid.
2014 42 Years Old 1 More Event
At CES 2014, O'Neal confirmed to GamerFitnation that there would be a "Shaq Fu 2" being released soon on next-generation consoles. … Read More
2015 43 Years Old In June 2015, O'Neal invested in technology startup Loyale3 Holdings Inc, a San Francisco brokerage firm whose website and mobile app make which 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
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