History of Shaquille O’ Neal
History of Shaquille O’ Neal
Shaquille O’ Neal is an American player of basketball. He was born on March 6, 1972. He is also performing the role of support analyst on the TV program Inside the NBA that is broadcasted on TNT. He is known as one of the best players in the history of the National Basketball Association. His height is 7 feet and 1 inch. Shaquille O’ Neal weighs about 147 kg. He is one of the heaviest and tallest players in the world who has played basketball for six teams in his nineteen years career of basketball.
Shaquille O’ Neal was born in Newark, New Jersey on March 6, 1972. His father's name is Joe Toney, and his mother was Lucille O’ Neal. He also had a stepfather whose name was Phillip A. Harrison. He completed his graduation in San Antonio, Texas from the Cole High School. After completing his graduation, he took admission at Louisiana State University. From this university, he started his career in basketball and became the greatest player of the National Basket Association. He got the College Player of the year at the Louisiana State University in 1991 due to the best performance in the basketball. 1992, after his junior year, he left the college to continue his career of basketball in National Basketball Association.
Professional Basketball and Stats
Due to his best and magical performance in basketball in the season of Orland Magic he was named with Shaq. He finished top 10 in rebounding, blocks, scoring and shooting percentage. When Shaq tried to get more points on the power slam, the centers of the National Basketball Association tried their best to foul Shaquille O’ Neal instead of giving him an easy shot. This performance made him one of the best players of basketball in NBA history, and he got the name of the Player of the week, and this was his first week in the league.
Shaq signed a contract of $120 million dollars for seven years in 1996 in NBA history. This contract was with the Los Angeles Lakers. The basketball team of the United States wanted to win a gold trophy at the Olympic Games. This match was played in Atlanta, Georgia. In the same year of 1996, Shaq helped the United States team to win this gold trophy.
O’ Neal had got the place of a member of ALL-NBA Third Team three-times by the end of the decade in 1194, 1996 and 1997. He also remained the Second Team member of ALL-NBA two times in 1995 and 1999. He was the First Team member of ALL-NBA in 1998. When he started his first team member I 1998 he was selected seven times more to the First Team from 2000 to 2006. Shaquille was given the name of the most valuable player of the National Basketball Association in 2000.
The larger-than-life center and $88.5 million contract extension helped Shaq to deliver three consecutive world championships to the team in 2000, 2001 and 2002. Shaq was traded to the Miami Heat in 2004 due to growing dismay of friction and management with his friend who was playing in his team since 1996, Kobe Bryant.
Shaquille O’ Neal was the best player, and he did the best performance in 2004 and 2005 for Miami Heats. He won championships and made Miami Heats the top team. He won the fourth championship of his whole career in 2006 that was played for the Miami Heats. He reached a milestone in his career from 2006 to 2007 and scored a 25000th point.
Shaquille O’ Neal was also traded to other teams in which Phoenix Suns is also included. After his season with Miami Heat, he was traded to Phoenix Suns. He was traded to play only one season but his earning could not be stopped, and in 2009 he earned the name the NBA All-Star Game’s co-MVP. Later on, he decided to retire from the National Basketball Association, and he announced he was retiring plan on June 1, 2011.
Shaquille O’ Neal was also a rapper along with the best player of the NBA. He did not give his music career up even when he was playing in the NBA. His first album was released in 1996, and he got the name of Shaq Diesel. This album got platinum status due to the help of some artists like Def Jef.
His other album Shaq-Fu Da Return was released in 1994. Due to this album, Shaq O’ Neal established as the gold-star artist. The third album of Shaq was released in 1996, and he released this album under his own imprint. The name of his third album was ‘You cannot Stop the Reign’. He was working continuously on released his fourth album of a rap song in 1998 with the name of Respect. In 2001, his fifth album was released which name was ‘Presents His Superfriends.’
Shaquille O’ Neal movies are also released, and he worked in several movies. He starred in many vehicles as Kazaam! And Steel and appeared in the movies like Blue Chips with Nick Nolte. During the starring of vehicles, he also recorded the albums of the soundtrack. He has worked for many television projects and many films. He worked in gritty police drama in 2013. He was a guest spot in this drama, and its name was Southland. This career ranges from 2013 to 2015. Then he started starring in a sports comedy show which was called ‘Uncle Drew’. He starred in this drama in 2018 with a slew of former NBA players, Kyrie Irving and Tiffany Haddish.
Ownership, Esports and Restaurants
Shaquille O’ Neal was also interested in starting his own business after retirement from the NBA. He went to Florida in 2015 and got the degree of Master of Business Administration from Barry University. Later on, in 2012 he returned to university and earned to a doctorate degree in education.
He became a small owner of Sacramento Kings of NBA in 2013, and after some time he got the name of the general manager of the Kings’ esports team. He invested in the NRG Esports organization in 2016.
Besides these Shaquille O’ Neal also had a business of restaurants. He purchased a restaurant in the Atlanta whose name was Krispy
Kreme. He also had his own Southern cuisine restaurant in Los Angeles. The name of this restaurant was Shaquille’s restaurant.
After some time, he became a brand ambassador when he joined Papa John’s board of directors in 2019.
In 2005, Shaq 0’ Neal was designated an honorary U.S Deputy Marshal. He was sworn in as a sheriff’s deputy in 2016 in the city of Clayton County in Georgia.
Is Shaquille O’ Neal Married?
Shaq had a girl named, and her name was Shaunie. They started to love and dating in 1998, and they live with one another without marriage for about four years. They wed in 2002. But due to some things, they could not live together after marriage, but they never forget their love and friendship forever. It was a short period that they spend after marriage, and they separated from each other in 2009 in divorce. It was the first marriage of Shaquille O’ Neal.
In the period of eleven years that they spend together, they gave birth to four children. The first one was born in 2000 before marriage, and his name was Shareef Rashaun and the second who was also born before marriage in 2001 was Amirah Sanaa. After the marriage, they gave birth to two children. Shaqir Rashaun was born in 2003 and Me’raah Sanaa was welcomed in 2006.
Shaunie loved very much to Shaq. When she created hit in the show ‘ Basketball Wives’ she called herself with the name of ‘post-life with Shaq’.
Later on, Shaq made another girlfriend, who was a TV star. Her name was Nicole Alexander. Both Nicole and Shaq spent two years with one another. Their dated period was from 2010 to 2012.
The latest girlfriend of Shaq is an actress whose name is Annie Ilonzeh.
This American actress was met the Shaq at the start of 2019.
This couple is still together.
Shaquille O’ Neal House
Shaquille O’ Neal House is very beautiful and attractive. This house is located in Los Angeles at the gated community of Bell Canyon. The area of this house is 5217 square foot which has many features that are fit for the National Basketball Association. Its kitchen is bright, stunning with and airy. Its dining room is small and enough for seating a team of 8 to 12 members. Shaquille O’ Neal House has five large bedrooms.
Like other athlete stars and players, Shaquille O’ Neal Twitter is also available. You can find them on Twitter by searching SHAQ.
Shaquille O’ Neal Instagram is also found on Instagram. You can find his daily life pictures and videos on Instagram and Twitter.
Where does Shaquille O’ Neal Live?
There are three main cities where Shaq lives are San Antonio, Newark and Orlando.