Shaquille Rashaun "Shaq" O'Neal is an American former professional basketball player who is a sports analyst on the television program Inside the NBA on TNT. He is considered one of the greatest players in National Basketball Association history. At 7 ft 1 in tall and 325 pounds, he was one of the tallest and heaviest players ever. O'Neal played for six teams over his 19-year career. Following his time 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 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.
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About Shaquille O'Neal
7-foot center commonly known as Shaq who was a 3-time NBA Finals MVP, 15-time All-Star selection and 4-time NBA Champion. He was drafted 1st overall by the Orlando Magic in 1992, then went on to win the NBA MVP Award with the Los Angeles Lakers in 2000 as well as three straight NBA Championships before helping the Miami Heat win the franchise's first ever NBA Championship in 2006.
He was taught to play basketball by his stepfather, who would make him practice before eating. His Robert G. Cole High School basketball team went 68-1 during his two years with the team, and he led the team to a Texas State Championship his senior year.
During his college days at LSU, he was a two-time All-American and two-time SEC Player of the Year as well as the recipient of the 1991 Adolph Rupp Trophy for the NCAA men's basketball player of the year.
He was married to Shaunie Nelson from 2002 until 2009. The couple had four children together: Shareef, Amirah, Shaqir, and Me'arah. In October 2017, he became engaged to girlfriend Laticia Roile.
He won three NBA titles alongside Kobe Bryant on the Lakers.
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