Shaquille O Neal: Biography, Age, Records, Height, Achievements, Family, and career Statistics 

We’ll talk about Shaquille O’Neal’s life and achievements in this article along with Career statistics and some interesting personal life information

Shaquille Rashaun O’Neal, also known as “Shaq” and born on March 6, 1972, is a former professional basketball player from the United States who now works as a sports analyst for the NBA television show Inside the NBA. One of the best centres and basketball players of all time is O’Neal. He is a center who is 7 feet 1 inches (2.16 meters) tall, weighs 325 pounds (147 kilograms), and has won four NBA championships. During his 19-year NBA career, he played for six different clubs.

O’Neal was selected first overall by the Orlando Magic in the 1992 NBA Draught after playing college basketball for the LSU Tigers. After earning Rookie of the Year in 1992–1993 and guiding his club to the 1995 NBA Finals, he immediately established himself as one of the league’s top centers. O’Neal joined the Magic for four years before signing with the Los Angeles Lakers as a free agent. They achieved three straight title victories in 2000, 2001, and 2002. O’Neal was transferred to the Miami Heat in 2004 amid friction between him and Kobe Bryant, and his fourth NBA title came the following year in 2006.

The NBA statistics of Shaquille O Neal are as follows, 

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Points 28,596 (23.7 ppg)
Rebounds 13,099 (10.9 rpg)
Blocks 2,732 (2.3 bpg)

We’ll talk about Shaquille O’Neal’s life and achievements in this article along with Career statistics and some interesting personal life information that you should know about, 

Shaquille O Neal Biography

Real Name : Shaquille Rashaun O’Neal

Nickname : Shaq

Profession : American Professional Basketball Player 

Nationality : American

Ancestry : Jamaican

Residence : Dallas, Texas, USA

Net Worth : $400 million

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Shaquille O Neal  Physical Status

Height : 2.16 m 

Weight : 147 Kg

Body Measurements : Not Available 

Build : Masculine 

Eye color : Black  

Hair color : Bald

Shaquille O Neal Personal Life

Date of Birth : 6 March 1972

Place of Birth : Newark, New Jersey, USA

School : Robert G Cole High School

College : Louisiana State University

Highest Educational Qualifications : Not Known

Zodiac Sign : Pisces 

Sexual Orientation : Straight 

Hobbies : Listening to music 

Shaquille O Neal  Family Life

Mother’s Name : Lucille O’Neal

Father’s Name : Joseph Toney

Sibling’s Name : Ayesha (late) and Lateefah (sisters) Jamal (brother)

Marital Status : Divorced 

Spouse Name : Shaunie Henderson (ex-wife)

Children’s Name : Shareef O’Neal, Shaqir O’Neal, Myles B. O’Neal, Me’arah O’Neal, Taahirah O’Neal and Amirah O’Neal

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Shaquille O Neal Achievements

  1. Shaquille O Neal was named the consensus College Player of the Year in 1991
  2. He was named as the NBA Rookie of the Year in 1992–93.
  3. Since Michael Jordan in 1985, he was the first rookie to be selected as an All-Star starter.
  4. O’Neal was also chosen as the Most Valuable Player for the 1999–2000 regular season, falling just one vote short of becoming the first MVP in NBA history to receive a unanimous vote.
  5. O’Neal scored his second triple-double of his career against the Toronto Raptors on April 11, 2006, tallying 15 points, 11 rebounds, and a career-high 10 assists.

Here are some lesser-known facts about Shaquille O Neal 

  1. Shaq has a fantastic NBA career, but not many people are aware of how seriously he took his academics.
  2. Kobe and Shaq frequently argued about their respective responsibilities on the team as well as their personal differences. They even engaged in physical fights while practicing.
  3. Shaq studied with LA police officers because he wanted to become a police officer throughout his NBA career. In May 2005, he was appointed US Deputy Marshal.
  4. Shaq loves the WWE a lot. He has appeared on WWE RAW several times, and on one of the episodes, he got into a fight with the Big Show.
  5. It is well known that Shaq enjoys listening to hip-hop music. Shaq put out four albums before capturing the NBA championship. “Shaq Diesel,” his debut album, sold a million copies and achieved US Platinium status. Shaq can categorically claim to be a rap star.

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