Shaquille O'Neal - American professional basketball player
Shaquille Rashaun O'Neal, nicknamed "Shaq", is one of the American professional basketball player for the NBA's Boston Celtics. Standing 7 ft 1 in high and weighing 325 pounds, he is one of the heaviest players always to play in the NBA. Throughout his 18 year career, O'Neal has used his size and power to overpower opponents for points and rebounds. After the leaving of Lindsey Hunter on March 5, 2010, O'Neal became the oldest active player in the NBA. He was drafted by the Orlando Magic with the first overall pick in the 1992 NBA Draft. He speedily 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 manager with the Los Angeles Lakers.

He won three successive 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. He won his fourth NBA championship in 2006, but was deal midway through the season a year and a half later to the Phoenix Suns. After a season-and-a-half with the Suns, O'Neal was traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers, where he played beside LeBron James in the 2009–10 season. He has released four rap albums, with his first, Shaq Diesel, going platinum. He has also show in numerous films and has starred in his own reality shows, Shaq's Big Challenge and Shaq Vs.

Date of birth : March 6, 1972

Place of birth : Newark, New Jersey

Nationality : American

High school : Robert G. Cole

Listed height : 7 ft 1 in

Listed weight : 325 lb

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