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Shaquille O'Neal
O’Neal while meeting U.S. Army soldiers from CENTCOM at MacDill Air Force Base in 2004
O’Neal while meeting U.S. Army soldiers from CENTCOM at MacDill Air Force Base in 2004
Position Center
Height ft 1 in (2.16 m)
Weight 325 lb (147 kg)
Team Phoenix Suns
Jersey #32
Born March 6, 1972 (1972-03-06) (age 36)
Newark, New Jersey
Nationality American
High school Robert G. Cole (San Antonio, Texas)
College LSU
Draft 1st overall, 1992
Orlando Magic
Pro career 1992–present
Former teams Orlando Magic (1992–1996)
LA Lakers (1996–2004)
Miami Heat (2004–2008)
Awards 4-time NBA Champion
2000 NBA MVP
'92-'93 NBA Rookie of the Year
3-time NBA Finals MVP
2-time All-Star MVP
14-time All-Star
1994 FIBA World Championship WVP
Medal record
Men's basketball
Competitor for Flag of the United States United States
Olympic Games
Gold 1996 Atlanta Team Competition
World Championship
Gold 1994 Canada Team Competition

Shaquille Rashaun O'Neal (pronounced /ʃəˈkiːl rəˈʃɔːn oʊˈniːl/; born March 6, 1972), frequently referred to simply as "Shaq", is an American professional basketball player, rapper and actor. He is often regarded as one of the most dominant players in the history of the NBA,[1][2] where he currently plays at center for the Phoenix Suns. O'Neal has won four NBA Championships, three with the Los Angeles Lakers and most recently in 2006, with the Miami Heat. Emblem of the United States Central Command. ... Aerial Photo of MacDill Air Force Base, Florida - March 1987 MacDill Air Force Base Emblem showing a KC-135 Stratotanker of the 6th Air Mobility Wing with the Tampa Skyline and Gasparilla ship in the background. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... 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Biography

College years

O'Neal first gained national attention as a star at Linton Middle School. He led his Robert G. Cole High School team, San Antonio, Texas, to a 68-1 record during his two years there, and helped the team win the state title his senior year.[3] Robert G. Cole Junior-Senior High School IMAGE IS EVERYTHING ignore your thirst for knowledge. ... San Antonio redirects here. ...


After graduating from high school, O'Neal attended Louisiana State University, where he was a member of Omega Psi Phi and studied business. He had first met Dale Brown, LSU's men's basketball coach at that time, years before in Europe. With O'Neal's stepfather stationed on a U.S. Army base at Wildflecken, West Germany, and his godfather a First Sergeant at Brook Army Medical Center in San Antonio, O'Neal attended Fulda American High School, a DODDS school. For other uses, see LSU. Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College, generally known as Louisiana State University or LSU, is a public, coeducational university located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and the main campus of the Louisiana State University System. ... Omega Psi Phi (ΩΨΦ) is a national fraternity, and was the first black national fraternal organization to be founded at a historically black college. ... In economics, a business (also called firm or enterprise) is a legally recognized organizational entity designed to provide goods and/or services to consumers or corporate entities such as governments, charities or other businesses. ... Dale Duward Brown (born October 30, 1935 in Minot, North Dakota) is the winningest coach in LSU mens basketball history and led the Tigers to Final Four appearances in 1981 and 1986. ... City Baton Rouge, Louisiana Team Colors Purple and gold Head Coach John Brady Home Stadium Pete Maravich Assembly Center League/Conference affiliations NCAA Division I Southeastern Conference Western Division Team History All-Time Record 1329-995 National Championships (1) 1935^ Final Four Appearances (4) 1953, 1981, 1986, 2006 Conference Championships... The Army is the branch of the United States armed forces which has primary responsibility for land-based military operations. ... Wildflecken, founded in 1524, is a small town in the district Bad Kissingen at the border between northeastern Bavaria and Hessen. ... The Department of Defense Dependents Schools (usually shortened to just DoDDS) is a network of schools, both primary and secondary, that serve dependents of United States military- and other non-US - personnel. ...


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 also holds the NCAA record for shots blocked in a game with 17 blocks against Mississippi State on December 3, 1990. All-American, a Broadway musical with book by Mel Brooks, music by Charles Strouse, and lyrics by Lee Adams, opened in New York on March 19, 1962, and played 80 performances. ... The Southeastern Conference (SEC) is a college athletic conference headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, which operates in the southeastern part of the United States. ... The Adolph F. Rupp Trophy is an award given annually to the top player in mens Division I NCAA basketball. ... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often said NC-Double-A) is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletics programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often said NC-Double-A) is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletics programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... The player in blue and white is in position to block the shot. ... Mississippi State University is a land-grant university located in north east-central Mississippi, United States, in the town of Starkville and is situated 125 miles (200 km) northeast of Jackson and 23 miles (37 km) west of Columbus. ... is the 337th day of the year (338th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ...


O'Neal left LSU early to pursue his NBA career, but returned to school in 2000 and received a Bachelor of Arts in General Studies.[4] He was later inducted into the LSU Hall of Fame.[5] A B.A. issued from the University of Tennessee. ... The Louisiana State University Hall of Fame recognizes members of the athletics program that have made a lasting impact on the univeristy. ...


Orlando Magic

He was drafted as the 1st overall pick in the 1992 NBA Draft by the Orlando Magic. (He would later be teammates on the Miami Heat with the second and third picks of that same draft: Alonzo Mourning and Christian Laettner.) During that summer, prior to moving to Orlando, he spent a significant amount of time in Los Angeles under the tutelage of Hall of Famer Magic Johnson. O'Neal had an exceptional rookie season, as he helped the Magic win 20 more games than the previous season, with the team ultimately missing the playoffs by virtue of a tie-breaker with the Indiana Pacers. O'Neal averaged 23.4 points and 13.9 rebounds per game for the season and was named the 1993 NBA Rookie of the Year. O'Neal played in the All-Star game and scored 14 points. On two occasions during that season, each during a nationally televised game, O'Neal dunked the ball so hard that he broke the backboard support units. On the first occasion, in a game against Phoenix, the force from his dunk caused the entire goal to bend backward and then slowly sink to the ground. On the second occasion, in a game in New Jersey, the force of the dunk brought down the backboard and shot clock with it. 1992 NBA Draft - 24 June 1992, Portland, Oregon Round 1 See also: List of NBA Drafts, NBA Draft ... The Orlando Magic is a professional basketball team based in Orlando, Florida. ... The Miami Heat (known as the HEAT [in all capital letters] on official team publications) is a professional basketball team based in Miami, Florida, United States. ... Alonzo Harding Mourning, Jr. ... Christian Donald Laettner (born August 17, 1969 in Angola, New York) is a former professional basketball player who played 13 seasons in the NBA and an American entrepreneur. ... Orlando redirects here. ... Los Angeles and L.A. redirect here. ... Earvin Johnson redirects here. ... The Indiana Pacers are a professional basketball team that plays in the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... NBA minimum requirements for rebounding average are 70 games played or 800 rebounds. ... The National Basketball Associations Rookie of the Year Award, first given after the 1952-53 NBA season, is given to the top first-year player in the league. ...


O'Neal's second season was even better than his first. Teaming with newly-drafted Anfernee Hardaway, O'Neal averaged 29.4 points and led the NBA in field goal percentage at 60%. He was also voted into another All-Star game and helped the Magic make the playoffs for the first time in franchise history. On November 20, 1993, against the New Jersey Nets, O'Neal registered the first triple-double of his career, recording 24 points to go along with career highs of 28 rebounds and 15 blocks. Anfernee Penny Hardaway (born July 18, 1971 in Memphis, Tennessee) is an American basketball player in the NBA for the New York Knicks. ... is the 324th day of the year (325th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... The New Jersey Nets are a professional basketball team. ... A triple-double is a basketball term, defined as an individual performance in a game in which a player accumulates double-digit totals (i. ...


In his third season, O'Neal led the NBA in scoring. Orlando won 57 games and won the Atlantic Division. The Magic made it all the way to the NBA Finals, but were swept by the Houston Rockets. By O'Neal's own admission, he was badly outplayed during that series by Houston's more experienced superstar center Hakeem Olajuwon, despite putting up admirable numbers in the series. O'Neal has stated that this was one of only two times in his life that he ever cried (the other at the death of his grandmother). His father also used the loss as motivation, saying to his son that "maybe you shouldn't have shook Mr. Olajuwon's hand" (in congratulations for his win). The Houston Rockets are an American professional basketball team based in Houston, Texas. ... Hakeem Abdul Olajuwon (born Akeem Abdul Olajuwon on January 21, 1963) is a retired Nigerian-American professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association (NBA). ...


O'Neal was injured for a great deal of the 1995–96 season, missing 28 games. The Magic won 60 games and won the Atlantic Division again, but Orlando was swept by the Chicago Bulls in the playoffs. Now a free agent, O'Neal contemplated whether his future would be best served by remaining with the Magic or by moving on to a new team. The 1995-96 NBA season was the 50th season of the National Basketball Association, although the league didnt celebrate this anniversary until the following season. ... This article is about the professional basketball team. ... In North American professional sports, particularly baseball, football, and basketball, a free agent is a team player whose contract with a team has expired, and the player is able to sign a contract with another team. ...


By this point, O'Neal had shown an interest in things outside basketball, including recording several rap albums and acting in films. Summer of 1995 O'Neal was named to the United States Olympic basketball team, and was part of the gold medal-winning team at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta. (Redirected from 1996 Olympics) Categories: 1996 Summer Olympics ... This article is about the state capital of Georgia. ...


Los Angeles Lakers

After the 1995–96 season, O'Neal left the Orlando Magic to join the Los Angeles Lakers after being enticed by a seven-year, $122 million contract. The 1995-96 NBA season was the 50th season of the National Basketball Association, although the league didnt celebrate this anniversary until the following season. ... The Los Angeles Lakers are a National Basketball Association (NBA) team based in Los Angeles, California. ...


O'Neal joined a young Laker squad that had recently returned to the playoffs, but of which little was expected. O'Neal's arrival vastly changed expectations, but he missed a significant number of games due to injury in the 1996-97 season and several players had difficulty meshing with the new focal point of the offense. By 1997–98, key role players Rick Fox and Robert Horry had been added by Laker GM Jerry West. This group meshed well and won 61 regular season games. However, in both of his first two seasons in Los Angeles, O'Neal suffered a lopsided play-off defeat by the Utah Jazz. The Lakers lost the 1997 conference semifinals 4-1 and 1998 conference finals 4-0. The 1996-97 NBA season was the 51st season of the National Basketball Association. ... The 1997-98 NBA season was the 52nd season of the National Basketball Association. ... Ulrich Alexander (Rick) Fox (born July 24, 1969 in Toronto, Ontario) is a Canadian television actor and retired professional basketball player. ... Robert Keith Horry (born August 25, 1970 in Harford County, Maryland) is an American professional basketball player. ... Jerry Alan West (born May 28, 1938, in Chelyan, West Virginia) is a retired American basketball player who played his entire professional career for the NBAs Los Angeles Lakers. ... The Utah Jazz is a professional basketball team based in Salt Lake City, Utah. ...


During a shootaround prior to the season opener versus the Utah Jazz in 1997, O'Neal got into a spat with Utah center Greg Ostertag, slapping him and sending him tumbling to the floor. O'Neal was suspended for the incident. He did not play in the game, due to an abdominal injury. The Utah Jazz is a professional basketball team based in Salt Lake City, Utah. ... Gregory Donovan Ostertag (born March 6, 1973, in Dallas, Texas) is a retired American basketball player in the NBA, who spent most of his career with the Utah Jazz. ...


The Lakers were clearly a team on the rise with the tandem of O'Neal and teenage superstar Kobe Bryant. However, the 1998–99 season was marked by nearly constant change within the Lakers. Long-time Lakers point guard Nick Van Exel was traded to the Denver Nuggets after a dispute with O'Neal. His former backcourt partner Eddie Jones was packaged with back-up center Elden Campbell for Glen Rice to satisfy a demand by O'Neal for a shooter. Coach Del Harris was fired and former Chicago Bulls forward Dennis Rodman was signed, but Rodman only lasted 23 games before leaving. The result was no better as the Lakers were swept by the San Antonio Spurs in the second round of the Western Conference playoffs. The Spurs would go on to win their first league title that year. Kobe Bryant (born August 23, 1978) is an American All-Star shooting guard in the National Basketball Association who plays for the Los Angeles Lakers. ... The 1998-99 NBA season was the 53rd season of the National Basketball Association. ... Bob Cousy Point guard (PG), also called the one or the ball-handler, is one of the standard positions in a regulation basketball game. ... Nickey (Nick) Maxwell Van Exel (born November 27, 1971 in Kenosha, Wisconsin) is a retired American professional basketball player in the NBA. Van Exel, a 61 (1. ... For the original defunct Denver Nuggets, see Denver Nuggets (original). ... Eddie Charles Jones (born October 20, 1971 in Pompano Beach, Florida) is an American professional basketball player for the NBAs Dallas Mavericks. ... Elden Jerome Campbell (born July 23, 1968 in Los Angeles, California) is a former professional basketball player who played center in the NBA. Campbell played college basketball at Clemson University. ... Glen Anthony Rice (born May 28, 1967 in Flint, Michigan) is a former NBA basketball player. ... Del Harris Delmer W. Harris (June 18, 1937, Plainfield (or Orleans), Indiana) is a former NBA head coach and current assistant coach of the Dallas Mavericks under head coach Avery Johnson. ... This article is about the professional basketball team. ... Dennis Keith Rodman (born May 13, 1961) is an American retired professional basketball player best known for his fierce defensive and rebounding ability, leading the National Basketball Association in rebounds per game for a record seven consecutive years and earning NBA All-Defensive First Team honors seven times, along with... The San Antonio Spurs are an American professional basketball team based in San Antonio, Texas. ...


In 1999, the Lakers hired Phil Jackson as their new head coach, and the team's fortunes soon changed. Utilizing Jackson's triangle offense, O'Neal and Kobe Bryant went on to enjoy tremendous success on the court, as they led the Los Angeles Lakers to three consecutive NBA titles (2000, 2001, 2002). O'Neal was named MVP of the NBA Finals all three times and has the highest scoring average for a center in NBA Finals history. This article is about the basketball coach. ... The Triangle offense, also known as the Triple-Post offense, is an offensive strategy in basketball. ... The National Basketball Association Finals Most Valuable Player Award is presented to the player who has exhibited exceptional play during an NBA Finals series. ...


O'Neal was also voted the 1999–2000 regular season Most Valuable Player, coming just one vote short of becoming the first unanimous MVP in NBA history. Fred Hickman, then of CNN, was the sole voter who did not cast his first place vote for O'Neal, instead choosing Allen Iverson, then of the Philadelphia 76ers. O'Neal also won the scoring title that year while finishing second in rebounds and third in blocked shots. The 1999-2000 NBA season was the 54th season of the National Basketball Association. ... The National Basketball Association first named a Most Valuable Player after the 1955-56 NBA season. ... Fred Hickman is the host of NBA Shootaround and a SportsCenter anchor for ESPN. In addition, he is also an anchor on ESPNEWS. // Hickman is a 1978 graduate of Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. ... The Cable News Network, commonly known as CNN, is a major cable television network founded in 1980 by Ted Turner. ... Allen Ezail Iverson (born June 7, 1975, in Hampton, Virginia[1]), nicknamed A.I. and The Answer, is an American professional basketball player for the Denver Nuggets of the National Basketball Association. ... The Philadelphia 76ers (also known as the Sixers for short) are a professional basketball team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ...


In the summer of 2001, holding a basketball camp on the campus of Louisiana State University, O'Neal was challenged by LSU alumnus and current Boston Celtics player Glen "Big Baby" Davis, then 15 years of age and attending high school, to a friendly wrestling match, in which O'Neal, weighing 350 lb (160 kg/25 st), was lifted and body-slammed to the ground, leaving an impression on him.[6] For other uses, see LSU. Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College, generally known as Louisiana State University or LSU, is a public, coeducational university located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and the main campus of the Louisiana State University System. ... City Baton Rouge, Louisiana Team Colors Purple and gold Head Coach John Brady Home Stadium Pete Maravich Assembly Center League/Conference affiliations NCAA Division I Southeastern Conference Western Division Team History All-Time Record 1329-995 National Championships (1) 1935^ Final Four Appearances (4) 1953, 1981, 1986, 2006 Conference Championships... Old girl redirects here. ... The Boston Celtics are a professional basketball team based in Boston, Massachusetts. ... Ronald Glen Davis (born January 1, 1986 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana), commonly referred to as Glen Davis and nicknamed Big Baby, is an American basketball player for the NBAs Boston Celtics. ... Look up pound in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Kg redirects here. ... Body Slam redirects here. ...

Shaquille O'Neal at the White House greeting President Bush with his fellow Lakers.
Shaquille O'Neal at the White House greeting President Bush with his fellow Lakers.

After the Lakers fell to 5th seed and failed to reach the Finals in 2003, the team made a concerted off-season effort to improve its roster. They sought the free agent services of forward legend Karl Malone and aging guard Gary Payton, but due to salary cap restrictions, could not offer either one nearly as much money as he could have made with other teams. O'Neal assisted in the recruitment efforts and personally persuaded both men to join the team. Ultimately, each of them signed, forgoing larger salaries in favor of a chance to win an NBA championship, something neither had accomplished in his career (which neither would achieve with the Lakers). At the beginning of the 2003–04 season, with two years left on his contract at the time, O'Neal informed the team of his desire for a substantially larger extension to his contract. O'Neal remained persistently vocal about this desire, but Laker management was hesitant to meet his demands amid concerns about his work ethic, the possibility of further injuries, and a general decline in his game due to age. It is widely believed that there was also concern about O'Neal's relationship with Kobe Bryant, as the two had exchanged public barbs during the off-season. With Bryant scheduled to become a free agent at the end of that season, many believed he would not choose to remain with the Lakers as O'Neal's sidekick. Image File history File links Shaq_at_the_white_house. ... Image File history File links Shaq_at_the_white_house. ... For other uses, see White House (disambiguation). ... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the forty-third and current President of the United States of America, originally inaugurated on January 20, 2001. ... Karl Anthony Malone (born July 24, 1963) is a retired American professional basketball player. ... This article is about the basketball player. ... The NBA Salary Cap is the limit to the total amount of money that NBA teams are allowed to pay their players. ... The 2003-04 NBA season was the 58th season of the National Basketball Association. ... The so-called Shaq-Kobe feud refers to bitter rivalry between former National Basketball Association (NBA) teammates Shaquille ONeal and Kobe Bryant. ...


The Lakers did eventually offer O'Neal a large contract in February 2004 (according to the book Madmen's Ball by Mark Heisler) under which he would have unquestionably continued to remain the highest paid player in the league, but he reportedly refused after feeling his services were not needed.


After the Lakers' loss to the Detroit Pistons in the 2004 NBA Finals, O'Neal was angered by comments made by Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak regarding O'Neal's future with the club, as well as by the departure of Lakers coach Phil Jackson at the request of Dr. Buss. O'Neal made comments indicating that he felt the team's decisions were centered on a desire to appease Bryant to the exclusion of all other concerns, and O'Neal promptly demanded a trade. The Dallas Mavericks and their team owner Mark Cuban were extremely interested in O'Neal and were willing to make a trade with the Lakers, but Kupchak wanted Dirk Nowitzki, the Mavs' superstar, in return. Cuban refused to let go of Nowitzki and the Lakers ended trade talks with Dallas. However, Miami showed interest and gradually a trade agreement was made. The Detroit Pistons are a team in the National Basketball Association based in the Detroit metropolitan area. ... The 2004 NBA Finals was the championship round of the 2003-04 National Basketball Association season. ... Mitchell Mitch Kupchak (born May 24, 1954 in Hicksville, New York) is a retired American basketball player and current general manager of the Los Angeles Lakers since the 2000-01 NBA season after predecessor Jerry West moved to the Memphis Grizzlies organization. ... This article is about the basketball coach. ... The Dallas Mavericks (also known as the Mavs) are a professional basketball team of the National Basketball Association based in Dallas, Texas. ... Mark Cuban (born July 31, 1958 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)[1] is an American billionaire entrepreneur. ... Dirk Werner Nowitzki (pronounced ) (born June 19, 1978) is a German professional basketball player who plays for the Dallas Mavericks of the National Basketball Association. ...


Miami Heat

On July 14, 2004, O'Neal was officially traded to the Miami Heat for Caron Butler, Lamar Odom, Brian Grant and a future first-round draft choice. O'Neal reverted from his Lakers jersey number 34 to number 32 which he wore while playing for the Orlando Magic. Upon signing with the Heat, O'Neal promised the fans that he would bring a championship to Miami. He claimed that one of the main reasons for wanting to be traded to Miami was because of their up-and-coming star, Dwyane Wade. With O'Neal on board, the new-look Heat surpassed expectations, claiming the best record in the Eastern Conference. Despite being hobbled by a deep thigh bruise, O'Neal led the Heat to the Eastern Conference Finals and a Game 7 against the defending champion Detroit Pistons, losing by a narrow margin. He also narrowly lost the 2004–05 MVP Award to Phoenix Suns guard Steve Nash in one of the closest votes in NBA history. is the 195th day of the year (196th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Miami Heat (known as the HEAT [in all capital letters] on official team publications) is a professional basketball team based in Miami, Florida, United States. ... James Caron Butler, known as Caron Butler (pronounced Kuh-RONN) (born March 13, 1980, in Racine, Wisconsin), is an American professional basketball player, currently starting at small forward for the NBAs Washington Wizards. ... Lamar Joseph Odom (born November 6, 1979, in South Jamaica, Queens, New York) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays power forward (also plays both forward spots and is a point-forward) for the National Basketball Associations Los Angeles Lakers. ... Brian Wade Grant (born March 5, 1972, in Columbus, Ohio) is a retired American basketball player. ... A (sports) draft is the process by which professional sports teams select players not contracted to any team, often from colleges or amateur ranks. ... Dwyane Tyrone Wade, Jr. ... The Detroit Pistons are a team in the National Basketball Association based in the Detroit metropolitan area. ... The 2004-05 NBA season was the 59th season of the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... The National Basketball Association first named a Most Valuable Player after the 1955-56 NBA season. ... The Phoenix Suns are a professional basketball team, based in Phoenix, Arizona. ... Stephen John Nash, OC, OBC (born February 7, 1974),[1][2][3] is a Canadian professional basketball player who plays point guard for the Phoenix Suns of the National Basketball Association (NBA). ...

O'Neal going in for a layup with the Heat.
O'Neal going in for a layup with the Heat.

In August 2005, O'Neal signed a 5-year-extension with the Heat for $100 million. Supporters applauded O'Neal's willingness to take what amounted to a pay cut and the Heat's decision to secure O'Neal's services for the long term. They contend that O'Neal was worth more than $20 million per year, particularly given that considerably less valuable players earn almost the same amount. Critics, however, questioned the wisdom of the move, characterizing it as overpaying an aging and often injured player. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (784x1083, 123 KB) Photo cropped and contrasted by User:Quadzilla99 File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Shaquille ONeal ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (784x1083, 123 KB) Photo cropped and contrasted by User:Quadzilla99 File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Shaquille ONeal ...


In the second game of the 2005–06 season, O'Neal injured his right ankle and subsequently missed the following 18 games. Many critics stated that Heat coach Pat Riley correctly managed O'Neal during the rest of the season, limiting his minutes to a career low. Riley felt doing so would allow O'Neal to be healthier and fresher come playoff time. Although O'Neal averaged career lows (or near-lows) in points, rebounds, and blocks, he said in an interview "Stats don't matter. I care about winning, not stats. If I score 0 points and we win I'm happy. If I score 50, 60 points, break the records, and we lose, I'm pissed off. 'Cause I knew I did something wrong. I'll have a hell of a season if I win the championship and average 20 points a game." During the 2005–06 season, the Heat recorded only a .500 record without O'Neal in the line-up. The 2005-06 NBA season was the 60th season of the National Basketball Association. ... For the American guitarist, see Patrick Riley. ...


On April 11, 2006, Shaquille O'Neal recorded his second career triple-double against the Toronto Raptors with 15 points, 11 rebounds and a career high 10 assists. is the 101st day of the year (102nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A triple-double is a basketball term, defined as an individual performance in a game in which a player accumulates double-digit totals (i. ... The Toronto Raptors are a professional basketball team based in Toronto, Ontario. ...


O'Neal finished the season as the league leader in field goal percentage; he joined Wilt Chamberlain as the only two players in league history to lead the league in field goal percentage nine times. Wilton Norman Wilt Chamberlain (August 21, 1936–October 12, 1999), nicknamed Wilt the Stilt, The Big Dipper, and Chairman of the Boards, was an American professional National Basketball Association (NBA) basketball player for the Philadelphia/San Francisco Warriors, the Philadelphia 76ers and the Los Angeles Lakers; and also played for...


In the 2006 NBA Playoffs, the Miami Heat would go on to win their first NBA Championship. Led by both O'Neal and star Dwyane Wade, the 2nd seeded Heat defeated the defending Eastern Conference Champion and top-seeded Detroit Pistons in a rematch of the 2005 Conference Finals, and then defeated the Dallas Mavericks in the 2006 NBA Finals. The 2006 NBA Playoffs was the postseason of the National Basketball Associations 2005-06 season. ... Dwyane Tyrone Wade, Jr. ... The Detroit Pistons are a team in the National Basketball Association based in the Detroit metropolitan area. ... The Dallas Mavericks (also known as the Mavs) are a professional basketball team of the National Basketball Association based in Dallas, Texas. ... The 2006 NBA Finals was the championship series of the 2005-06 National Basketball Association season. ...

O'Neal holding the championship ball when the NBA Champion Heat visited the White House

O'Neal put up considerably lower numbers compared to those he recorded during the 2005–06 regular season, but he twice delivered dominant games in order to close out a playoff series: a 30-point, 20-rebound effort in Game 6 against the Chicago Bulls in the first round, and a 28-point, 16-rebound, 5-block effort in Game 6 against the Pistons. It was O'Neal's fourth title in seven seasons, and fulfilled his promise of delivering an NBA championship to Miami. At the victory celebration O’Neal declared another championship was on the way, saying, "We will see you again next year!" Image File history File linksMetadata Heatwhitehouse. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Heatwhitehouse. ... This article is about the professional basketball team. ...


In the 2006–07 season O'Neal missed over thirty games with a right knee injury. The Miami Heat struggled during his absence but with his return won seven of their next eight games. Bad luck still haunted the squad however, as fellow superstar Dwyane Wade dislocated his left shoulder, leaving O'Neal as the focus of the team. Critics were doubting if O'Neal, now in his mid thirties, was able to put the team on his shoulders and if he could carry them into the playoffs. The Heat went on a much needed winning streak to keep them in the race for a playoff spot, which the Heat finally secured against the Cleveland Cavaliers on April 5. Dwyane Tyrone Wade, Jr. ... The Cleveland Cavaliers (also known as the Cavs) are a professional basketball team based in Cleveland, Ohio. ... is the 95th day of the year (96th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


In a rematch of the year before, the Heat faced the Bulls in the first round of the playoffs. The Heat struggled against the Bulls and although O'Neal put up reasonable numbers, he was not able to dominate the series. The Bulls outplayed the Heat, resulting in a sweep. It was for the first time in ten years that O'Neal did not advance into the second round.


In the 2006–07 season O'Neal reached 25,000 career points, becoming the 14th player in NBA history to accomplish that milestone. Despite this milestone, the 2006–07 season was the first in his career in which O'Neal's scoring average dropped below 20 points per game.


O'Neal experienced a rough start for the 2007–08 season, averaging career lows in points, rebounds and blocks. His role in the Heat offense diminished, as he attempted only 10 field goals per game, in comparison with his career average of 17. In addition, O'Neal was plagued by fouls, and during one stretch fouled out five consecutive games. As a result of his poor performance and lengthy court absences, O'Neal's 14 straight All-Star appearances ended that season, as he was neither selected as a starter nor as a reserve in the game at New Orleans. The National Basketball Association staged its first All-Star Game in the Boston Garden on March 2, 1951. ... 2008 NBA All-Star Game Logo The 2008 NBA All-Star Game will be played on February 17, 2008 at the New Orleans Arena in New Orleans, Louisiana, home of the New Orleans Hornets. ...


Phoenix Suns

Shaquille O'Neal as a member of the Suns against the New Orleans Hornets, February 27 2008
Shaquille O'Neal as a member of the Suns against the New Orleans Hornets, February 27 2008

The Phoenix Suns acquired O'Neal from the Miami Heat in exchange for Shawn Marion and Marcus Banks. O'Neal made his Suns debut on February 20, 2008 against his former Lakers team, scoring 15 points and grabbing 9 rebounds in the process. The Lakers won, 130-124. O'Neal was upbeat in a post-game press conference, stating: "I will take the blame for this loss because I wasn't in tune with the guys [...] But give me four or five days to really get in tune and I'll get it."[7] The Phoenix Suns are a professional basketball team, based in Phoenix, Arizona. ... Shawn Dwayne Marion (born May 7, 1978 in Waukegan, Illinois) is an American professional basketball player currently for the Miami Heat of the NBA. He is widely regarded as one of the most versatile players in the league due to his ability to play many positions. ... Arthur Lemarcus Banks III, commonly known as Marcus Banks (born November 19, 1981 in Las Vegas, Nevada), is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Miami Heat of the NBA. On February 6, 2008 Banks and Shawn Marion would depart from the Phoenix Suns to the Miami... is the 51st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common Era (or Anno Domini), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ...


Nonetheless, in 28 regular season games, O'Neal averaged 12.9 points and 10.6 rebounds in his first year with the Suns,[8] reaching the playoffs. One of the alleged reasons for the trade was to limit Tim Duncan of the San Antonio Spurs in case of a series during the postseason, especially after the Suns elimination in the 2007 NBA Playoffs.[9] O'Neal and the Phoenix Suns did face the San Antonio Spurs in first round of the playoffs, yet they were once again eliminated in five games. In the series, O'Neal averaged 15.2 points, 9.2 rebounds and 1.0 assists per game.[8] The 2008 NBA Playoffs is the postseason for the National Basketball Associations 2007-08 season which ends with the 2008 NBA Finals. ... Timothy Tim Theodore Duncan (born April 25, 1976 in Christiansted, St. ... The San Antonio Spurs are an American professional basketball team based in San Antonio, Texas. ... The 2007 NBA Playoffs was the postseason to the National Basketball Associations 2006-2007 season. ...


Player profile

O'Neal's free throw shooting is regarded as one of his major weaknesses.
O'Neal's free throw shooting is regarded as one of his major weaknesses.

In his career, O'Neal established himself as a formidable low post presence, putting up lifetime averages of 25.2 points on .581 field goal accuracy, 11.5 rebounds and 2.4 blocks per game (as of May 2008). Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1036x1806, 1143 KB) photo cropped and contrasted by: User:Quadzilla99 File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Shaquille ONeal ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1036x1806, 1143 KB) photo cropped and contrasted by: User:Quadzilla99 File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Shaquille ONeal ...


At 7 ft 1 in (2.16 m), 325 lb (147 kg/23.2 st)[10] and U.S. shoe size 23,[11] he is famous for his physical stature. His physical frame gives him a power advantage over most opponents, and for a man of that size, he is quick and explosive. Look up pound in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Kg redirects here. ... A shoe size is a numerical indication of the fitting size of a shoe for a person. ...


O'Neal's "drop step", (called the "Black Tornado" by O’Neal) in which he posts up a defender, turns around and, using his elbows for leverage, powers past him for a very high-percentage slam dunk, has proven an extremely effective offensive weapon, though it has been limited in recent years. In addition, O'Neal frequently uses a right-handed jump hook shot to score near the basket. The ability to dunk frequently contributes to his lifetime field goal accuracy of .580; he is the second most accurate shooter of all time. [12] Bank shot redirects here. ... This article is about the term, slam dunk. For other uses, see Slam dunk (disambiguation). ... Kent Benson attempting a hook shot for the Indiana Hoosiers, 1977 Richard Mason Rocca making a hook shot for Eldo Napoli, 2006 For the cricket maneuver, see Batting (cricket). ...


Opposing teams often use up many fouls on O’Neal, limiting the playing time of their own big men. O'Neal's physical presence inside the paint has caused dramatic changes in many teams' offensive and defensive strategies that can be seen over the course of his career. Trying to defend O'Neal, teams put two, or sometimes even three defenders on him, resulting in uncontested shot opportunities for his teammates. This article needs a complete rewrite for the reasons listed on the talk page. ...


On his own half of the hardwood, O'Neal is considered to be a capable defender, and he was named three times to the All-NBA Second Defensive Team. His presence serves to intimidate opposing players shooting near the basket, and he has averaged 2.4 blocked shots per game over the course of his career. He is a less effective defender at the perimeter, sometimes targeted for pick-and-roll plays by opposing teams. The pick and roll (also called screen and roll or shortened to screen-roll) in basketball, is an offensive play in which a player sets a screen (pick) for a teammate handling the ball and then slips behind the defender (rolls) to accept a pass. ...


O'Neal has been able to step up his performance in big games, having been voted three-times NBA Finals Most Valuable Player. However, because of his poor free-throw shooting (see below), often he is either placed on the bench, or not called upon to take shots, in the closing moments of games, when free throws become important. In American sports terminology, clutch means performing well under extreme pressure. ... It has been suggested that Three point play be merged into this article or section. ...


As a teammate, he is also noted for his ability to form symbiotic relationships with young, talented guards. Playing alongside O'Neal, talents like Penny Hardaway, Kobe Bryant and Dwyane Wade blossomed into legitimate superstars. Eventually, his relationships with Hardaway and Bryant soured, however O'Neal has embraced his relationship with Wade, and the two have shown to be fully supportive of each other in their three years together. Common Clownfish (Amphiprion ocellaris) in their Magnificent Sea Anemone (Heteractis magnifica) home. ... Anfernee Deon Penny Hardaway (born July 18, 1971, in Memphis, Tennessee) is an American NBA basketball player specializing as a point guard and shooting guard. ... Kobe Bryant (born August 23, 1978) is an American All-Star shooting guard in the National Basketball Association who plays for the Los Angeles Lakers. ... Dwyane Tyrone Wade, Jr. ...


O'Neal's primary weakness is his free-throw shooting. His lifetime average is 52.4%. He once missed all 11 free throws in a game against the Seattle SuperSonics on December 8, 2000, a record.[13] In hope of exploiting O'Neal's poor foul shooting, opponents often commit intentional fouls against him, a tactic known as "Hack-a-Shaq". O'Neal is the fourth-ranked player all-time in free throws taken,[14] having shot 9744 in 971 games. The Seattle SuperSonics (also called the Seattle Sonics) are an American professional basketball team based in Seattle, Washington. ... is the 342nd day of the year (343rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... Hack-a-Shaq is the name commonly ascribed to a basketball defensive strategy initially instituted in the National Basketball Association (NBA) by former Dallas Mavericks coach Don Nelson to hinder the scoring ability of the Chicago Bulls. ...


Media personality

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O'Neal is generally liked by the media for his playful tone in interviews and generally eloquent manner in comparison to other athletes. This has been the main contributing factor in O'Neal's lack of media criticism. He has been called "The Big Aristotle and Hobo Master", a name that was self-given, for his composure and insights during these interviews. Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Wikiquote is one of a family of wiki-based projects run by the Wikimedia Foundation, running on MediaWiki software. ... For other uses, see Interview (disambiguation). ...


During the 2000 Screen Actors Guild strike, O'Neal performed in a commercial for Disney. O'Neal was fined by the union for crossing the picket line. [15] [16] The Screen Actors Guild (SAG) is an American labor union representing over 120,000 film and television principal performers and background performers worldwide. ... Disney may refer to: The Walt Disney Company and its divisions, including Walt Disney Pictures. ...


O'Neal's humorous and sometimes incendiary comments fueled the Los Angeles Lakers' long standing rivalry with the Sacramento Kings; O'Neal frequently referred to the Sacramento team as the "Queens." During the 2002 victory parade, O'Neal declared that Sacramento will never be the capital of California, after the Lakers beat the Kings in a tough seven game series enroute to completing a three-peat of championship titles. He also received some media flak for mocking Chinese speech when interviewed about newcomer center Yao Ming, but he was able to downplay the media attention to the event. O'Neal told a reporter, "you tell Yao Ming, ching chong yang, wah, ah so". Yao himself stated he did not find it offensive, but could see how others might misinterpret the remark as a racist comment. Yao replied that Chinese is a difficult language to learn. O'Neal's supporters said it was a reaction to Yao being over promoted by marketers and the media. Some blame this hype for allowing Yao to edge O'Neal in fan voting for the starting position of center at the All-Star Game. The Los Angeles Lakers are a National Basketball Association (NBA) team based in Los Angeles, California. ... The Sacramento Kings are a professional basketball team based in Sacramento, California. ... Three-peat is a portmanteau of the words three and repeat, which has been trademarked for commercial use by basketball coach Pat Riley. ... Ching chong is an ethnic slur used to mock people of Chinese or other southeast Asian ancestry, an onomatopoeia to represent chinese language speech patterns by speakers unfamiliar with them. ... This is a Chinese name; the family name is Yao (姚) Yao Ming (Chinese: ; Pinyin: ) (born September 12, 1980, in Shanghai, China) is a Chinese professional basketball player and is arguably the best center in the National Basketball Association (NBA) today. ...


During the 2005 NBA playoffs, O'Neal lamented of his poor play due to injury as being comparable to Erick Dampier, a Dallas Mavericks center who had failed to score a single point in one of their recent games. The quip inspired countless citations and references by announcers during those playoffs, though Dampier himself offered little response to the insult. The two would meet in the 2006 NBA Finals. Erick Travez[1] Dampier (born July 14, 1975, in New Hebron, Mississippi) is an American professional basketball player. ... The Dallas Mavericks (also known as the Mavs) are a professional basketball team of the National Basketball Association based in Dallas, Texas. ... The 2006 NBA Finals was the championship series of the 2005-06 National Basketball Association season. ...


On May 24, 2005, when Brian Hill was re-announced as head coach of his former team, the Orlando Magic, O'Neal was quoted as saying, "It's good that he's back. When I buy the team Magic in three years, he'll be working for me." Whether or not this will raise speculation of O'Neal's life after playing basketball remains to be seen.[17] is the 144th day of the year (145th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Brian Hill (b. ... The Orlando Magic is a professional basketball team based in Orlando, Florida. ...


He is very vocal with the media, and often jabs at former Laker teammate Kobe Bryant. In the summer of 2005, when asked about Kobe, he responded, "I'm sorry, who?" and continued to pretend that he did not know who Kobe was until well into the 2005-2006 season. Kobe Bryant (born August 23, 1978) is an American All-Star shooting guard in the National Basketball Association who plays for the Los Angeles Lakers. ...


He has also appeared in many other shows such as Saturday Night Live and in 2007 hosted Shaq's Big Challenge, a reality show on ABC where he challenged Florida kids to lose weight and stay in shape. SNL redirects here. ... Shaqs Big Challenge is a reality television show hosted by Shaquille ONeal that debuted on ABC with its first episode on June 26, 2007. ...


When the Lakers faced the Miami Heat on January 16, 2006, O'Neal and Kobe Bryant made headlines by engaging in handshakes and hugs before the game, an event that is believed to signify the end of the so-called "Shaq-Kobe feud" that had festered since the center left Los Angeles. O'Neal was quoted as saying that he accepted the advice of NBA legend Bill Russell to make peace with Bryant.[18] The Los Angeles Lakers are a National Basketball Association (NBA) team based in Los Angeles, California. ... The Miami Heat (known as the HEAT [in all capital letters] on official team publications) is a professional basketball team based in Miami, Florida, United States. ... is the 16th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Kobe Bryant (born August 23, 1978) is an American All-Star shooting guard in the National Basketball Association who plays for the Los Angeles Lakers. ... The so-called Shaq-Kobe feud refers to bitter rivalry between former National Basketball Association (NBA) teammates Shaquille ONeal and Kobe Bryant. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... William Fenton Russell (born February 12, 1934) is a former American basketball player remembered for his central role in the Boston Celtics dynasty that won 11 championships in the 13 seasons that he played. ...


However, in June 2008, O'Neal freestyled a diss rap about Kobe in a New York club. While rapping, O'Neal blamed Kobe for his divorce from his wife Shaunie. He also taunted Bryant for not being able to win a championship without him. O'Neal led the audience to mockingly chant "Kobe, tell me how my ass tastes." O'Neal later claimed that the rap had been in jest and that he and Kobe did not have animosity toward each other.


O'Neal has several nicknames, some of which have been given by the media. Some of the most common ones are "Shaq", "The Diesel "Shaq Fu", "The Big Aristotle", "The Big Daddy"[citation needed], "Superman", "The Big Agave"[citation needed], "The Big Cactus"[citation needed], "The Big Shaqtus", "Wilt Chamberneezy", "The Big Baryshnikov"[citation needed], "The Real Deal"[citation needed] and most recently, after earning his MBA, "Dr. Shaq"[citation needed].[19][20][21] Diesel engines in a museum Diesel generator on an oil tanker A diesel engine is an internal combustion engine which operates using the Diesel cycle. ... Shaq Fu is a fighting game released on the Sega Genesis, Sega Game Gear, Super Nintendo, and Game Boy game platforms in late 1994. ... For other uses, see Aristotle (disambiguation). ... Big Daddy may refer to: In people: Ed Big Daddy Roth, illustrator and Kustom Kulture pioneer Don Big Daddy Garlits, pioneer drag racer Big Daddy, British professional wrestler real name Shirley Crabtree Idi Amin, the President of Uganda from 1971 to 1979 Big Daddy Kane, rapper Big Daddy V, professional... Superman is a fictional character and comic book superhero , originally created by American writer Jerry Siegel and Canadian artist Joe Shuster and published by DC Comics. ... Species see text. ... Wilton Norman Wilt Chamberlain (August 21, 1936–October 12, 1999), nicknamed Wilt the Stilt, The Big Dipper, and Chairman of the Boards, was an American professional National Basketball Association (NBA) basketball player for the Philadelphia/San Francisco Warriors, the Philadelphia 76ers and the Los Angeles Lakers; and also played for... For the Russian athlete, see Aleksandr Baryshnikov. ... MBA redirects here. ...


Personal life

O'Neal was born in Newark, New Jersey. He remains estranged from his biological father, Joseph Toney of Newark. Toney has struggled with drug addiction and was imprisoned when O'Neal was an infant. Upon his release, Toney did not resume a place in O'Neal's life and instead agreed to surrender his parental rights to O'Neal's stepfather, Phillip A. Harrison, an army sergeant.[22] O'Neal and Toney have never spoken, and O'Neal has expressed no interest in a reconciliation.[23] On his 1994 rap album, Shaq Fu: The Return, O'Neal voiced his feelings of disdain for Toney in the song "Biological Didn't Bother", referring to Harrison with the verse, "Phil is my father." Nickname: Map of Newark in Essex County Coordinates: , Country State County Essex Founded/Incorporated 1666/1836 Government  - Mayor Cory Booker, term of office 2006–2010 Area [1]  - Total 26. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Hip-Hop music is a style of popular music. ...


In his mansion in Orlando, Florida, O'Neal has a homemade movie theater with two rows of five retractable chairs, Superman lights, another Superman symbol on the floor, a big screen, another superman symbol on his blanket, and 5.1 surround sound. O'Neal also has an inside basketball court where he says he knows he's not good at free throws so any down time he has he practices shooting free throws. Orlando redirects here. ... A typical multiplex (AMC Promenade 16 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, United States). ... Superman is a fictional character and comic book superhero , originally created by American writer Jerry Siegel and Canadian artist Joe Shuster and published by DC Comics. ... In basketball, the basketball court is the playing surface, consisting of a rectangular floor with baskets at either end. ...


O'Neal, whose mother, Lucille (née O'Neal), is a Baptist and stepfather a Muslim, has not formally announced affiliation with a specific faith though in 2002, the Los Angeles Times identified O'Neal as being Muslim. The newspaper quoted him as saying, "It's a Muslim thing", with regard to the greetings he exchanged with opposing player Hedo Turkoglu before each game of that year's Western Conference Finals series. The newspaper also quoted Turkoglu as saying that he was not surprised at the gesture from O'Neal "because Muslim people support each other."[24] Née redirects here. ... Topics in Christianity Movements · Denominations · Other religions Ecumenism · Preaching · Prayer Music · Liturgy · Calendar Symbols · Art · Criticism Important figures Apostle Paul · Church Fathers Constantine · Athanasius · Augustine Anselm · Aquinas · Palamas · Luther Calvin · Wesley Arius · Marcion of Sinope Archbishop of Canterbury · Catholic Pope Coptic Pope · Ecumenical Patriarch Christianity Portal This box:      Baptist is... There is also a collection of Hadith called Sahih Muslim A Muslim (Arabic: مسلم, Persian: Mosalman or Mosalmon Urdu: مسلمان, Turkish: Müslüman, Albanian: Mysliman, Bosnian: Musliman) is an adherent of the religion of Islam. ... This just IN !!!:paris hiltons new dog. ... Hidayet TürkoÄŸlu, widely known as Hedo TürkoÄŸlu (born March 19, 1979 in Ä°stanbul), is a professional basketball player, and the first Turkish-born player in NBA history. ...


O'Neal married Shaunie Nelson on December 26, 2002. The couple have four children (Shareef, Amirah, Shaqir, and Me'arah, ages ranging from 6 to 1, in order), and Nelson has one child from a previous relationship (Myles, 8). O'Neal also has a daughter from a previous relationship (Taahirah, 9), making him the father of six. The family currently resides on Star Island in Miami, Florida. On September 4, 2007, O'Neal filed for divorce from his wife Shaunie in a Miami-Dade Circuit court. According to the petition, "The marriage between the parties is irretrievably broken", and that Shaunie was "secretive about her assets ... particularly with respect to certain properties owned or titled in either [her] name alone or in other entities" and requests that the court require Shaunie to give a "correct accounting of all money, funds, stocks, bonds, and other securities (including bearer securities)" is the 360th day of the year (361st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... View of Star Island from South Beach January, 2007. ... Miami redirects here. ... is the 247th day of the year (248th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ...


Off court

O'Neal left LSU for the NBA after three years. However, he promised his mother he would eventually return to his studies and complete his bachelor's degree. He fulfilled that promise in 2000, earning his bachelor of arts in general studies.[25] Coach Phil Jackson let O'Neal miss a home game so he could attend graduation. At the ceremony, he told the crowd "now I can go and get a real job". Subsequently, O'Neal earned a MBA online through the University of Phoenix in 2005. He has stated his intentions to begin work on his doctoral degree in criminology or art history in 2006. A bachelors degree is usually an undergraduate academic degree awarded for a course or major that generally lasts for three, four, or in some cases and countries, five or six years. ... This article is about the basketball coach. ... MBA redirects here. ... University of Phoenix (UOP) is a for-profit educational institution specializing in adult education, with campuses located throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Puerto Rico. ... A doctorate is an academic degree of the highest level. ... Criminology is the scientific study of crime as an individual and social phenomenon. ... This article is about the academic discipline of art history. ...

It's just something to have on my resume for when I go back into reality. Someday I might have to put down a basketball and have a regular 9-to-5 like everybody else.[26]

— Shaquille O'Neal, in reference to his completion of an MBA degree

Also, Shaquille O'Neal has maintained a high level of interest in the workings of the police department and has become personally involved in law enforcement. O'Neal went through the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Reserve Academy and became a reserve officer with the L.A. Port Police. He is seen in a commercial for ESPN in Miami Police garb climbing up a tree to rescue LSU mascot Mike the Tiger. On March 2, 2005, he was given an honorary U.S. Deputy Marshal title and named the spokesman for the Safe Surfin' Foundation; he will serve an honorary role on the task force of the same name, which tracks down sexual predators who target children on the Internet.[27] Upon his trade to Miami, O'Neal began training to become a Miami Beach reserve officer; on December 8, 2005, he was sworn in as a reserve officer (he elected a private ceremony so not to distract the other officers from their special moment). Shortly thereafter, in Miami, O'Neal was a witness to a hate crime and called Miami-Dade police, giving them a description of the suspect and helping police, over his cell phone, track the offender. O'Neal credits this as his first "arrest". O'Neal is looking to expand his business ventures with real-estate-development projects aimed at assisting Orlando homeowners facing foreclosure. His plans involve buying the mortgages of those who have fallen into foreclosure and then selling the homes back to them under more affordable terms. He would make a small profit in return, but overall, O'Neal is looking to make an investment in Orlando and help out the homeowners of the city. [28] For other uses, see LSU. Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College, generally known as Louisiana State University or LSU, is a public, coeducational university located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and the main campus of the Louisiana State University System. ... Mike V Mike V, Dec. ... -1... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... “U.S. Marshals” redirects here. ... Location in Miami-Dade and the state of Florida. ... is the 342nd day of the year (343rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... A Jewish cemetery in France after being defaced by Neo-Nazis. ... Orlando redirects here. ... Foreclosure is the equitable proceeding in which a bank or other secured creditor sells or repossesses a parcel of real property (immovable property) due to the owners failure to comply with an agreement between the lender and borrower called a mortgage or deed of trust. ... Introduction A mortgage is a device used to create a lien on real estate by contract. ...

NBA career regular season statistics

A list of O'Neal's career statistics during regular seasons[29]:

Season Team G GS PPG RPG APG SPG BPG MPG FG% FT%
1992-93 Orlando Magic 81 81 23.4 13.9 1.9 0.7 3.5 37.9 .562 .592
1993-94 Orlando Magic 81 81 29.3 13.2 2.4 0.9 2.8 39.8 .599 .554
1994–95 Orlando Magic 79 79 29.3 11.4 2.7 0.9 2.4 37.0 .583 .533
1995-96 Orlando Magic 54 52 26.6 11.0 2.9 0.6 2.1 36.0 .573 .487
1996-97 Los Angeles Lakers 51 51 26.2 12.5 3.1 0.9 2.9 38.1 .557 .484
1997-98 Los Angeles Lakers 60 57 28.3 11.4 2.4 0.6 2.4 36.3 .584 .527
1998-99 Los Angeles Lakers 49 49 26.3 10.7 2.3 0.7 1.7 34.8 .576 .540
1999–00 Los Angeles Lakers 79 79 29.7 13.6 3.8 0.5 3.0 40.0 .574 .524
2000-01 Los Angeles Lakers 74 74 28.7 12.7 3.7 0.6 2.8 39.5 .572 .513
2001-02 Los Angeles Lakers 67 66 27.2 10.7 3.0 0.6 2.0 36.1 .579 .555
2002-03 Los Angeles Lakers 67 66 27.5 11.1 3.1 0.6 2.4 37.8 .574 .622
2003-04 Los Angeles Lakers 67 67 21.5 11.5 2.9 0.5 2.5 36.8 .584 .490
2004-05 Miami Heat 73 73 22.9 10.4 2.7 0.5 2.3 34.1 .601 .461
2005–06 Miami Heat 59 58 20.0 9.2 1.9 0.4 1.8 30.6 .600 .469
2006-07 Miami Heat 40 39 17.3 7.4 2.0 0.2 1.4 28.4 .591 .422
2007-08 Miami Heat-Phoenix Suns 61 61 13.6 9.1 1.5 0.5 1.4 28.7 .593 .503
Career 4 teams 1042 1033 25.2 11.5 2.7 0.6 2.4 36.2 .581 .524
  • Bold text indicates a championship season.

Music career

From 1993, O'Neal has pursued a rapping career. He has released 5 studio albums and 1 compilation album. Although his rapping abilities have often been criticized,[30][31] it has been noted that he has continuously been "progressing as a rapper in small steps, not leaps and bounds."[32] His 1993 debut album, Shaq Diesel, received platinum certification from the RIAA. Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... A studio album is a collection of studio-recorded tracks by a recording artist. ... A compilation album is an album (music or spoken-word) featuring tracks from one or multiple recording artists, often culled from a variety of sources (such as studio albums, live albums, singles, demos and outtakes. ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... 1993 was the year for pro NBA basketball player Shaquille ONeal when (production came from Fu-Schnickens, Ali from A Tribe Called Quest, Def Jef, and Erick Sermon), Shaq Diesel was his first debut rap album showcasing his moderate rapping talents on Jive Records. ... “Golden record” redirects here. ... The RIAA Logo. ...


Albums

Album Information
Shaq Diesel
Shaq-Fu: Da Return
You Can't Stop the Reign
Respect
Shaquille O'Neal Presents His Superfriends, Vol. 1

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Compilations & soundtracks

Album Information
The Best of Shaquille O'Neal
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Kazaam
Steel
  • Released: July 29, 1997
  • Chart Positions: #185 Us, #26 Top R&B/Hip Hop
  • Last RIAA certification: Gold
  • Singles: "Men of Steel", "Straight Playin'"

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Appearances

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Filmography

Blue Chips is a 1994 film about basketball, starring Nick Nolte as a college coach and real-life basketball stars Shaquille ONeal and Anfernee Penny Hardaway as talented finds. It features cameos from Bobby Knight, Rick Pitino, Bob Cousy, Larry Bird, Dick Vitale, Jim Boeheim, Louis Gossett, Jr. ... Kazaam is 1996 childrens film that stars professional basketball player Shaquille ONeal as the title character, a genie. ... Good Burger is a 1997 comedy film from Paramount Pictures thats directed by Adrienne Bailon and starring Arnold & Gerald from Hey Arnold!, Sinbad, Shar Jackson, Abe Vigoda, and Jan Schweiterman. ... Steel is the name of a 1997 movie starring basketball star Shaquille ONeal and future X-Files star Annabeth Gish. ... He Got Game is a 1998 drama-sports film directed by Spike Lee starring Denzel Washington and Ray Allen as a father and son trying to reconcile on the eve of the sons graduation from a Coney Island high school, and under pressure to decide which college basketball scholarship... The Wash was a hip-hop-styled film released on November 16, 2001 featuring Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Ludacris, Xzibit and DJ Pooh, with an appearance made by Eminem (although he wanted 8 Mile to be his film debut, so he remained uncredited). This film was written and directed by... ‹ The template below (Expand) is being considered for deletion. ... Rare footage of the original IronMan Bracelet on display at The Abbott Arena. ... Scary Movie 4 is the fourth film of the Scary Movie franchise and is directed by David Zucker, written by Jim Abrahams, Craig Mazin and Pat Proft, and produced by Craig Mazin and Robert K. Weiss. ...

Television/video games

  • O'Neal featured on the covers of video games NBA Live 96, NBA 2K6, NBA 2K7, NBA Showtime: NBA on NBC, NBA Hoopz, and NBA Inside Drive 2004.
  • O'Neal appeared in the arcade version of NBA Jam.
  • O'Neal also appeared in NBA Jam (2003) and NBA Live 2004 as a current player and as a 90's All-Star.
  • O'Neal and his mother, Lucille Harrison, was featured in the documentary film, Apple Pie, which aired on ESPN.
  • O'Neal appeared on NBA Ballers and NBA Ballers: Phenom.
  • O'Neal had a 2005 reality series on ESPN, Shaquille
  • O'Neal starred in Shaq Fu, a fighting game for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System and Sega Genesis
  • O'Neal was pranked on the MTV show Punk'd when a crew member accused him of stealing his parking space. After O'Neal and his wife went into the restaurant, Ashton Kutcher's crew members let the air out of O'Neal's car tires. O'Neal and the crew member then got into an altercation and after Kutcher told O'Neal he was Punk'd, O'Neal flipped the bird at the camera.
  • O'Neal has been featured in an episode of MTV's Jackass, where he was lifted off the ground on Wee Man's back.
  • O'Neal has appeared on the animated series Static Shock on the episode "Static Shaq", as a special guest.
    • Due to being a fan of The Man of Steel, it was planned for O’Neal and Superman to meet in a Season 3 episode of Static Shock. He was not located in time to do the episode.[33]
  • O’Neal appeared in Backyard Basketball 2004.
  • O'Neal appeared in an episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm, bedridden after Larry David's character tripped him while stretching.
  • O'Neal appeared in Ready 2 Rumble Boxing: Round 2 as a playable boxer.
  • O'Neal appears as an unlockable character in Delta Force: Black Hawk Down video game.
  • O'Neal appeared in 2 episodes of both My Wife and Kids and the The Parkers.
  • O'Neal appeared in the movie CB4 in a small "interviewing" scene.
  • O'Neal appeared on an episode of Fear Factor.[34]
  • O'Neal appeared in the 311 music video for the hit single "You Wouldn't Believe" in 2001.
  • O'Neal makes a cameo in P. Diddy's video for "Bad Boys 4 Life".
  • O'Neal appeared with Aaron Carter in the video for Carter's song "That's How I Beat Shaq."
  • O'Neal appeared in the Johnny Bravo episode "Back on Shaq." Shaquille O'Neal discovers that Johnny Bravo is a good luck charm and uses him to help his team win games (there is nothing in the rules that good luck charm's can't be used) until it came to a face-off against Seth Green and his good-luck charm Huckleberry Hound.
  • O'Neal hosted a reality television show called Shaq's Big Challenge on ABC.
  • O'Neal appeared in a SportsCenter commercial dressed in his Miami police uniform, rescuing Mike the Tiger from a tree.
  • O'Neal was featured in the Ultimate Showdown of Ultimate Destiny. He is seen fighting Godzilla (with a reference to his fighting game, the movie stating that O'Neal "opened up a can of Shaq Fu"). O’Neal then survives a collision with the Batmobile.
  • O'Neal is a fan of wrestling and has made appearances at many WWE events.
  • O'Neal appears on the 2002 Discovery Channel special "Motorcycle Mania 2" as a customer of famed custom motorcycle builder Jesse G. James. O'Neal's large size requires an exceptionally large bike.
  • O'Neal was in the first Idol Gives Back in 2007

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See also

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References

  1. ^ Shaquille O’Neal
  2. ^ NBA.com: Trophies For Everybody
  3. ^ Shaq timeline. South Florida Sun-Sentinel (2004-07-11). Retrieved on 2007-03-07.
  4. ^ O'Neal to get degree from LSU (2000-12-12). Retrieved on 2007-03-07.
  5. ^ barrystickets.com, O'Neal: LSU Hall of Fame, accessed, March 3, 2007
  6. ^ Patrick Parker, Shaq vs. Big Baby, ESPN.com, March 27, 2008.
  7. ^ ESPN - Daily Dime: Shaq gets the spotlight, while Kobe gets the game ESPN.com
  8. ^ a b Shaquille O'Neal career stats and splits NBA.com
  9. ^ Why Shaq? Here’s Why dimemag.com
  10. ^ http://www.nba.com/suns/news/tribune_080207_shaq.html
  11. ^ NBA.com : Shaquille O'Neal Bio Page
  12. ^ Career Leaders and Records for Field Goal Pct - Basketball-Reference.com
  13. ^ NBA.com: Regular Season Records: Free Throws
  14. ^ Career Leaders and Records for Free Throw Attempts - Basketball-Reference.com
  15. ^ Admen strike back against SAG/AFTRA - Entertainment News, Business News, Media - Variety
  16. ^ BBC News | ENTERTAINMENT | Sports stars break Hollywood strike
  17. ^ [1][dead link]
  18. ^ ESPN - Miami vs. Los Angeles - Recap - January 16, 2006
  19. ^ Bank shot could pay off for Shaq latimes.com
  20. ^ Extra Mustard SI.com
  21. ^ CNNSI.com - SI Writers - Jack McCallum - Inside the NBA - SI's Jack McCallum: Sizing up Shaq - Tuesday December 10, 2002 01:08 PM
  22. ^ Shaquille O'Neal Biography (1972-)
  23. ^ Plaschke, Bill. "Biological dad 'dead' to Shaq", The Cincinnati Post (Los Angeles Times), E. W. Scripps Company, 2002-06-12. Archived from the original on 2007-05-21. 
  24. ^ Brown, Tim and Bill Plaschke. (2002, May 29). " Laker Notes", Los Angeles Times, Page D.6
  25. ^ O'Neal to get degree from LSU - Sports
  26. ^ The Big Executive? Shaq masters MBA - NBA - MSNBC.com
  27. ^ SI.com - NBA - Shaq goes undercover for Justice Dept. probe - Wednesday May 25, 2005 2:56 p.m.
  28. ^ Schlueb, Mark (2008-06-11). "Shaq: I can help homeowners fight off foreclosure". Orlando Sentinel. Retrieved on 2008-06-11.
  29. ^ O'Neal's career stats. NBA.com
  30. ^ "Shaq Diesel" review allmusicguide.com
  31. ^ "You Can't Stop the Reign" review ew.com
  32. ^ "Shaquille O'Neal Presents His Superfriends, Vol. 1" review allmusicguide.com
  33. ^ The World's Finest - Static Shock
  34. ^ Shaquille O'Neal at the Internet Movie Database

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Further Reading

O'Neal's autobiography Shaq Talks Back
  • Shaq Talks Back: The Uncensored Word on My Life and Winning in the NBA Hardback (April 10, 2001)
  • Shaq Talks Back: The Uncensored Word on My Life and Winning in the NBA Paperback, Revised (February 18, 2002)
  • A Good Reason to Look Up (1998)
  • Shaq and the Beanstalk and Other Very Tall Tales (1999) Hardcover

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NAME O'Neal, Shaquille Rashaun
ALTERNATIVE NAMES the Diesel; the Big Aristotle; Superman
SHORT DESCRIPTION Professional basketball player
DATE OF BIRTH March 6, 1972
PLACE OF BIRTH Newark, New Jersey
DATE OF DEATH
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Shaquille O'Neal News and Fan Site (336 words)
In his 16th season in the NBA, Heat center Shaquille O'Neal has taken a lot of, um, heat because his numbers are down and he hasn't been able to push Miami beyond a 1-8 record.
O'Neal and the Miami Heat are still struggling at 1-8 after their loss to the Boston Celtics on Friday night.
Shaquille O'Neal had 18 points for the Heat (2-8), who snapped a three-game skid and sent the Nets to their fifth straight loss.
AskMen.com - Shaquille O'Neal (627 words)
Success breeds celebrity status; this is no truer than in the case of Shaquille O'Neal.
Shaquille O'Neal is a larger than life personality.
Shaquille Rashaun O'Neal was born March 6, 1972, to Joe Toney and Lucille O'Neal.
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