Shaquille O'Neal

Shaquille O'Neal

  • Birthday: 1972-03-06
  • Place of birth: Newark, New Jersey
  • Also know as: Shaq

Biography

Shaquille Rashaun O'Neal ( born March 6, 1972), nicknamed "Shaq" , is an American former professional basketball player who is a sports analyst on the television program Inside the NBA on TNT. Standing 7 ft 1 in (2.16 m) tall and weighing 325 pounds (147 kg), he is one of the heaviest players ever to play in the NBA. Throughout his 18-year career, O'Neal has used his size and strength to overpower opponents for points and rebounds. After the retirement of Lindsey Hunter on March 5, 2010, O'Neal became the oldest active player in the NBA. Following a standout 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 top 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. He won three consecutive championships, playing alongside Kobe Bryant, in 2000, 2001, and 2002. O'Neal's relationship with Bryant eventually declined into a feud, leading to O'Neal's trade to the Miami Heat in 2004. A 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, where he played alongside LeBron James in the 2009–10 season. O'Neal played for the Boston Celtics in the 2010–11 season. O'Neal's individual accolades include the 1999–00 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 5th all-time in points scored, 5th in field goals, 12th in rebounds, and 7th in blocks. In addition to his basketball career, O'Neal has released four rap albums, with his first, Shaq Diesel, going platinum. He has appeared in numerous films and has starred in his own reality shows, Shaq's Big Challenge and Shaq Vs. Description above from the Wikipedia article Shaquille O'Neal, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Filmography

Kazaam

1996

As Kazaam

Steel

1997

As John Henry Irons / Steel

The Hooping Life

2014

As Himself

HeadNoise

2021

As (voice)

Uncle Drew

2018

As Big Fella

One Cent

2018

As Himself

Shaq & Dale

2015

As

When They Were Young

2011

As himself

All Star Comedy Jam

2009

As Himself

1 Love

2003

As Himself

Blue Chips

1994

As Neon

Show Dogs

2018

As Karma (voice)

The Bros.

2007

As Himself

NB90s

2013

As

Hubie Halloween

2020

As DJ Aurora

The Day Sports Stood Still

2021

As Self (archive footage) (uncredited)

Good Burger

1997

As Himself

The Kid & I

2005

As Himself (as Shaq)

Scary Movie 4

2006

As Shaq

AEW Dynamite Awards

2021

As Shaq

Grown Ups 2

2013

As Officer Fluzoo

He Got Game

1998

As Shaquille O'Neal

Thunderstruck

2012

As Shaquille O'Neal

When in Rome

2010

As Himself

The Wash

2001

As Norman

The Lego Movie

2014

As Shaq (voice)

Blended

2014

As Doug

What Men Want

2019

As Shaquille O'Neal

Jack and Jill

2011

As Self

The House Bunny

2008

As Himself

After the Sunset

2004

As Shaquille O'Neal

WCW Bash at The Beach 1994

1994

As Shaquille O'Neal (Appearance)

Freddy Got Fingered

2001

As Shaquille

Hustle

2022

As Himself

WWE WrestleMania 32

2016

As Self

The House Bunny

2008

As Shaquille O'Neal

CB4

1993

As Self

The Smurfs 2

2013

As Smooth Smurf (voice)

Production

All Star Comedy Jam

2009

As Executive Producer

Kazaam

1996

As Executive Producer

This Magic Moment

2016

As Executive Producer

Steel

1997

As Executive Producer

Foster Boy

2019

As Executive Producer

A Week in Watts

2017

As Executive Producer

HeadNoise

2021

As Executive Producer

The Queen of Basketball

2021

As Executive Producer

All Star Comedy Jam: Live from Dallas

2010

As Executive Producer

HeadNoise

2021

As Writer

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