Born on March 6, 1972, Shaquille O’Neal stands 7’1″ high and weighs 325 lbs. He attended LSU Throughout his college years, O’Neal grew at basketball. Among his many acknowledgments, Shaq, as he is typically referred, was LSU’s basketball’s Player of the Year and was the first LSU athlete to be named Southeastern Conference Athlete of the Year. O’Neal left LSU in his junior year to join the NBA draft.
During his years in the NBA, he gained many honors and accomplishments, as well as becoming one of the most prominent NBA players. During his 1st years, he was named Rookie of the Year. In 1994, he belonged to the World Championship team and played with the 1996 Olympic team, in which he won a gold medal.
Later on, Shaquille O’Neal got the 1999-2000 IBM Award, which is an award determined by a player’s contribution to his team (all results are determined by a computer program). In the 2000 NBA All-Star Game, Shaq earned 22 points and 9 rebounds, which earned him the title of Co-MVP. Shaq is a nine-time All-Star Game player, a two-time NBA All Defensive Second Team player, a two-time All-NBA Junior varsity selection, three-time All-NBA Third Team selection, and an All-NBA First Team selection. As elected by the media, Shaquille O’Neal was called the 1999-2000 Player of the Year. Furthermore, he was selected as one of the 50 Greatest NBA Players (1996).
He received a business LSU in 2000 and earned his master’s from the University of Phoenix in 2005.
Shaq is a national representative for Reading Is Fundamental, Inc. as well as being involved with the Make-A-Wish Foundation. His community service is outstanding and his fans are constantly reminded and shown that inside the huge heart of this huge NBA player lives a true humanitarian.