The man with ultimate proficiency in basketball, standing 7 feet 1 inches in height is the super sportsman Shaquille O’Neal. He is the man with power, dignity and achievements winning basketball over rivals and friends with strength.
Shaquille O’Neal born on 6 march 1972 in Newark, New Jersey; is a professional American basketball player for the NBA’s Boston Celtics ruling with nick Shaq. He has been one of the heaviest players ever to play in NBA with weight 325 pounds (147 kg) , with in 18 years span of his career in basketball playing he has used his height and strength to overpower his opponents for rebounds and points.
Shaquille O’Neal became the oldest active player in the NBA after retirement of Lindsay Hunter on 5 Marche 2010. Owning to his early life, he had credited the Boys and Girls Club of America in his home town of Newark, New Jersey providing them safe place to play as he himself had never been teamed.
Shaquille gained national attention while playing at Linton Middle School where he led his Robert G. Cole High School team, from San Antonio, Texas to a 68–1 record during his two years there. At that moment he helped the team to win the state title and remained in state record due to 791 rebounding in 1989 for being a player in any classification.
He attended Louisiana State University after graduating from high school and studied business there though years before he had met Dale Brown, LSU’s men’s basketball coach in Europe. Shaquille O’Neal remained two times All-American, two-time SEC player of the year while playing for Brown at LSU, and received the Adolph Rupp Trophy as NCAA men’s basketball player of the year in 1991. He left LSU early to pursue career in NBA and later induced into the LSU Hall of Fame. NBA career of O’Neal includes era as 1992–1996 in Orlando Magic, 1996–2004 in Los Angeles Lakers, 2004–2008 in Miami Heat, 2008–2009 in Phoenix Suns, 2009–2010 in Cleveland Cavaliers and up till now in Boston Celtics.
Shaquille O’Neal won NBA Champion award four times in 2000, 2001, 2002, 2006, NBA Finals MVP two times, NBA Most Valuable Player in 2000, NBA Rookie of the Year in 1993, NBA All-Star Game MVP in 2000, 2004, 2009 respectively and many more in between. He released his own four rap albums with his first, Shaq Diesel, going platinum and also stared numerous movies and appeared in his own show reality shows, Shaq’s Big Challenge and Shaq Vs. Also read here American professional basketball player LeBron James.