Shaquille O'Neal

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Shaquille Rashaun O'Neal

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Birthplace: Newark, Essex County, New Jersey, United States
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Biological son of Private and Private
Adopted son of Philip Arthur Harrison
Ex-husband of Private
Ex-partner of Private
Father of Private; Private; Private; Private and Private
Half brother of Private; Ayesha Jex and Private

Occupation: Basketball player, Actor, Rapper, Film Producer, Television producer, Real estate entrepreneur
Managed by: Alex Bickle
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    • Private
      child
    • Private
      child
    • Private
      child
    • Private
      child
    • Private
      ex-partner
    • Private
      child
    • Private
      parent
    • Private
      parent
    • mother's ex-husband
    • Private
      ex-wife's child
    • Private
      half sibling

About Shaquille O'Neal

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shaquille_O%27Neal

Shaquille Rashaun O'Neal (/ʃəˈkiːl/ shə-keel; born March 6, 1972), nicknamed Shaq (/ʃæk/ shak), is an American former professional basketball player who is currently an analyst on the television program Inside the NBA. Listed at 7 ft 1 in (2.16 m) tall and weighing 325 pounds (147 kg), he was one of the heaviest players ever to play in the NBA. O'Neal played for six teams throughout his 19-year NBA career.

Following his career at Louisiana State University, O'Neal was drafted by the Orlando Magic with the first overall pick in the 1992 NBA draft. He quickly became one of the best centers in the league, winning Rookie of the Year in 1992–93 and later leading his team to the 1995 NBA Finals. After four years with the Magic, O'Neal signed as a free agent with the Los Angeles Lakers. They won three consecutive championships in 2000, 2001, and 2002. 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. Midway through the 2007–2008 season he was traded to the Phoenix Suns. After a season-and-a-half with the Suns, O'Neal was traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2009–10 season. O'Neal played for the Boston Celtics in the 2010–11 season before retiring.

O'Neal's individual accolades include the 1999–2000 MVP award, the 1992–93 NBA Rookie of the Year award, 15 All-Star game selections, three All-Star Game MVP awards, three Finals MVP awards, two scoring titles, 14 All-NBA team selections, and three NBA All-Defensive Team selections. He is one of only three players to win NBA MVP, All-Star game MVP and Finals MVP awards in the same year (2000); the other players are Willis Reed in 1970 and Michael Jordan in 1996 and 1998. He ranks 7th all-time in points scored, 5th in field goals, 13th in rebounds, and 7th in blocks. Largely due to his ability to dunk the basketball, O'Neal also ranks 3rd all-time in field goal percentage (58.2%). O'Neal was elected into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2016.

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Shaquille O'Neal's Timeline

1972
March 6, 1972
Newark, Essex County, New Jersey, United States