Shaquille O'Neal spent his basketball career dominating the paint with his size and strength. In 1992, the 7' 1" O'Neal was drafted 1st overall by the Orlando Magic. After four years, O'Neal became a free agent and, citing issues with his coach and the team in Orlando, O'Neal signed with the Los Angeles Lakers. From 2000-2002, the Lakers and O'Neal won three consecutive NBA Championships. In 2004, he was traded to the Miami Heat, eventually helping the team to an NBA Championship in 2006. O'Neal retired in 2011 with the Boston Celtics.
Shaquille Rashaun O'Neal (born March 6, 1972), nicknamed 'Shaq', is an American retired basketball player, former rapper and current analyst on the television program Inside the NBA. Standing 7ft1in (2.16m) tall and weighing 325 pounds (147kg), he was one of the heaviest players ever to play in the NBA. Throughout his 19-year career, O'Neal used his size and strength to overpower opponents for points and rebounds. Following his 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 199293 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 in 2000, 2001, and 2002.
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