Shaquille O'Neal
位置 中鋒
暱稱 Shaq
體重 模板:Weight
Team Miami Heat (NBA)
生日 March 6, 1972
Newark, New Jersey
Died {{{death_date}}}
高中 {{{highschool}}}
大學 LSU
選秀順位 1st overall 1992
Orlando Magic
職業生涯 1992 – present
隊伍 LA Lakers 1996-2004
Orlando 1992-1996
Awards 2000 NBA MVP
3-time NBA Finals MVP
13-time All-Star
2-time All-Star MVP
Hall of Fame {{{halloffame}}}

Shaquille Rashaun O'Neal (born March 6, 1972), frequently referred to simply as Shaq, is one of the National Basketball Association's most dominant basketball players. O'Neal first played for the Orlando Magic, later signed with the Los Angeles Lakers, and now plays for the Miami Heat. At 7 ft 1 in (2.16 m), 320 pounds (147 kg) and U.S. shoe size 22, he is famous for his physical stature. He has several nicknames, most of which he conferred upon himself, such as The Diesel, The Big Aristotle, M.D.E (Most Dominant Ever), Superman, and most recently after earning his MBA, Doctor Shaq. Heralded since he entered the league at 20 years of age, his 14-year career has been one of the most impressive stints of any player in NBA history and this holds true to an even greater extent for centers.


O'Neal, born in Newark, New Jersey, was named "Shaquille Rashaun" by his biological father, Joseph Toney. However, he is not close to his father; one of his songs, "Biological Didn't Bother", explains his feelings. (It is commonly reported that "Shaquille Rashaun" means "little warrior" in Arabic, but this is a misconception as neither "Shaquille" nor "Rashaun" is an Arabic word or name; they are from the Persian languages Farsi and Urdu.nhjghjghjghjghjghjghjghjghjghj)

O'Neal's mother, Lucille O'Neal Harrison, would marry U.S. Army sergeant and future FBI agent Phillip Harrison (whom O'Neal considers his father figure) shortly after Shaquille's birth. O'Neal spent some of his childhood in Germany in Wildflecken, Bavaria, where his stepfather Harrison was stationed with the U.S. Army. It was there that he first began to play basketball.

O'Neal fractured both of his wrists while climbing between two trees, trying to imitate Superman, his comic book favorite.

Basketball career[]

Louisiana State University[]

He first gained national attention as a star at Robert G. Cole Junior-Senior High School in San Antonio, Texas. He became High School Player of the Year during his playing years there. As a young man, he attended Louisiana State University (LSU) and studied business. While on LSU's basketball team, he was a two-time first team All-American, two-time Southeastern Conference player of the year, and the national player of the year in 1991. He holds the NCAA record for shots blocked in a game with 17 blocks against Mississippi State University on December 3, 1990.

Dale Brown, LSU's coach at that time, states that he first met O'Neal while Brown was visiting Germany, and mistook the then-13 year old for one of the soldiers. At the time, O'Neal was already 6'6" (1.98 m), but weighed only about 223 pounds (101 kg). Over the next several years, he would grow several more inches, but put on 80 pounds (36 kg) of muscle.

Orlando Magic[]

O'Neal was drafted first overall in the 1992 NBA Draft by the Orlando Magic. During that summer, prior to moving to Orlando, he spent a significant amount of time in Los Angeles under the tutelage of Hall of Famer Magic Johnson.

O'Neal had an exceptional rookie season, as he helped the Magic win 20 more games than the previous season, with the team ultimately missing the playoffs by only one game. O'Neal averaged 23.4 points and 13.9 rebounds on the season and was named the 1993 NBA Rookie of the Year. O'Neal played in the All-Star game and scored 14 points. On two occasions during that season, each during a nationally televised game, O'Neal dunked the ball so hard that he broke the backboard support units.

After his first season in Orlando, O'Neal returned to Los Angeles during the summer, where he was cast in a role in Blue Chips (along with future teammate Anfernee Hardaway), a film about college recruits getting paid to play basketball. He also recorded rap music over that summer.

O'Neal's sophomore season was even better than his first. He averaged 29.3 points and led the NBA in field goal percentage at 60%. He was also voted into another All-Star game and helped the Magic make the playoffs for the first time in franchise history.

In his third season, O'Neal led the NBA in scoring, with 2,315 total points and, like his second season, averaged 29.3 points per game. Orlando won 57 games and won the Atlantic Division. The Magic made it all the way to the NBA Finals, but they were swept by the Houston Rockets. By O'Neal's own admission, he was badly outplayed during that series by Houston's far more experienced superstar center Hakeem Olajuwon. Nonetheless, Olajuwon saw enough potential in O'Neal that Olajuwon (correctly) predicted that O'Neal would some day return to the Finals and win a championshipnhjghjghjghjghjghjghjghjghjghj.

O'Neal was injured for a great deal of the 1995-96 season, missing 28 games. He was still able to have a good season, but not as good as he had hoped. The Magic won 60 games and won the Atlantic Division again, but Orlando lost to the Chicago Bulls in the playoffs. Now a free agent, O'Neal contemplated whether his future would be best served by remaining with the Magic or by moving on to a new team.

By this point, O'Neal showed interest in many things besides basketball. He started making rap CDs and met with some measure of success. He also took an interest in making more movies. O'Neal took classes at LSU as he had promised his mother he would graduate.

That summer, O'Neal was named to the United States Olympic team. In the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, O'Neal helped the U.S. win the gold medal in men's basketball. O'Neal has expressed the great pride he felt at the moment that the gold medal was placed around his neck.

Shortly before the Olympics began, O'Neal announced he had made his decision regarding his NBA future — he was moving to Los Angeles to become a Laker.

Los Angeles Lakers[]

After the 1995-1996 season, O'Neal left the Orlando Magic to join the Los Angeles Lakers, enticed by the allure of a seven-year, $120 million contract. He had always wanted to play for the Lakers, and thus turned down an even larger contract offer from the Magic.

O'Neal joined a young Laker squad that had recently returned to the playoffs, but of which little was expected. O'Neal's arrival vastly changed expectations, but he missed a significant number of games due to injury in the '96-'97 season and several players had difficulty meshing with new focal point of the offense. By '97-'98, key role players Rick Fox and Robert Horry had been added by Laker GM Jerry West. This group meshed well and won 61 regular season games. However, in both of his first two seasons in Los Angeles, O'Neal suffered a lopsided play-off defeat by the Utah Jazz.

The Lakers were clearly a team on the rise with the duo of O'Neal and teenage superstar Kobe Bryant. However, the '98-'99 season was marked by nearly constant change within the Lakers. Long-time PG Nick Van Exel was traded to the Denver Nuggets after a dispute with O'Neal. His former back court partner Eddie Jones was packaged with back-up Center Elden Campbell for Glen Rice to satisfy a demand by O'Neal for a shooter. Coach Del Harris was fired and former Chicago Bulls forward Dennis Rodman was signed. The result was no better as the Lakers were swept by the San Antonio Spurs in the conference semi-finals.

In 1999, the Lakers hired Phil Jackson as their new head coach, and the team's fortunes soon changed. Utilizing Jackson's triangle offense, O'Neal and Kobe Bryant became perhaps the most effective guard-center combination in NBA history, although their relationship was a tenuous one and the two feuded with each other frequently in public and private. Regardless, the two enjoyed tremendous success on the court, as they led the Los Angeles Lakers to three consecutive NBA titles (2000, 2001, 2002). O'Neal was named MVP of the NBA Finals all three times and has the highest scoring average for a center in Finals history.

O'Neal was also voted the 1999-2000 regular season Most Valuable Player, coming just one vote short of becoming the first unanimous MVP in NBA history. Fred Hickman, then of CNN, was the sole voter who did not cast his first place vote for O'Neal, instead choosing Allen Iverson of the Philadelphia 76ers.

After the Lakers failed to reach the Finals in 2003, the team made a concerted off-season effort to improve its roster. They sought the free agent services of forward Karl Malone and guard Gary Payton, but due to salary cap restrictions, could not offer either one nearly as much money as they could have made with other teams. O'Neal assisted in the recruitment efforts and personally lobbied both men to join the team. Ultimately, each of them did, forgoing larger salaries in favor a chance to win an NBA Championship, something neither had yet accomplished in their career.

Given the years of All-Star-level play he had given the Lakers, leading directly to three championships, and considering that he'd also personally assisted management in recruiting efforts, O'Neal sought a reciprocation from the franchise. At the beginning of the 2003-04 season, with two years left on his contract at the time, O'Neal informed the team of his desire for an extension to his contract. O'Neal remained persistently vocal about this desire, but Laker management was hesitant to meet his demands amid concerns about the possibility of further injuries and a general decline in his game as he continued to age. It is widely believed that there was also concern about O'Neal's relationship with Kobe Bryant, as the two had exchanged public barbs during the off-season. With Bryant scheduled to become a free agent at the end of that season, many believed he would not choose to remain with the Lakers if the team made a long-term commitment to O'Neal.

The Lakers did offer O'Neal a contract in February 2004 (according to the book Madmen's Ball by Mark Heisler) under which he would have continued to remain the highest paid player in the league, however only by a small margin, and O'Neal refused.

After the Lakers were defeated by the Detroit Pistons in the 2004 NBA Finals, O'Neal became angered by comments made by Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak regarding O'Neal's future with the club, as well as by the departure of Lakers coach Phil Jackson. O'Neal's comments indicated that he felt that the team's decisions were centered around a desire to appease Bryant, to the exclusion of all other concerns, and O'Neal promptly demanded a trade. The Dallas Mavericks and owner Mark Cuban were extremly interested in O'Neal and were willing to make a trade with the Lakers, but Kupchak wanted Dirk Nowitzki, the Mavs superstar, in return. Cuban refused to let go of Nowitzki and the Lakers ended trade talks with Dallas. However, Miami showed interest and slowly a trade agreement was made.

Miami Heat[]

On July 14, 2004, O'Neal was officially traded to the Miami Heat for Caron Butler, Lamar Odom, Brian Grant and a first-round draft choice. With O'Neal on board, the new-look Heat surpassed expectations, easily claiming the best record in the Eastern Conference. Despite being hobbled by a deep thigh bruise, O'Neal lead the Heat to the Eastern Conference Finals and a Game 7 against the defending champion Detroit Pistons, losing by a narrow margin. He also narrowly lost the 2004-2005 MVP award to Phoenix Suns guard Steve Nash in one of the closest votes in history.

In August 2005, O'Neal signed an 5-year-extension with the Heat for US $100 million dollars. Supporters applauded O'Neal's willingness to take what amounted to a pay cut, and the Heat's decision to secure O'Neal's services for the long term. They contend that O'Neal is well worth $20 million per year, particularly given that considerably less valuable players such as Jalen Rose, Allan Houston, Keith Van Horn, Steve Francis, and Stephon Marbury earn almost the same amount. Critics, however, questioned wisdom of the extension, characterizing it as overpaying an aging and often times injured player.

In the second game of the 2005-2006 season, O'Neal injured his right ankle and was out for 18 games. Since his return O'Neal is averaging a career low in minutes per game. Many critics say that Heat coach Pat Riley is doing the right thing by only letting O'Neal play about 30 minutes a game because he will be at 100% come playoff time and has shown in dominance in games against the Chicago Bulls, Seattle SuperSonics, Detroit Pistons, and Charlotte Bobcats in which he has scored over 30 points. Although O'Neal is averaging career lows in points, rebounds, and blocks, O'Neal said in a recent interview "Stats don't matter. I care about winning, not stats. If I score 0 points and we win I'm happy. If I score 50, 60 points, break the records, and we lose, I'm pissed off. 'Cause I knew I did something wrong. I'll have a hell of a season if I win the championship and average 20 points a game." O'Neal's influence and impact on the team are still very strong. In the 2005-2006 season, the Heat have just a .500 winning record without O'Neal in the line up and a .664 winning record when he does play. In this season Shaq and Miami Heat defeated Detroit Pistons in the eastern conference finals for the franchise's first appearance in NBA finals.

O'Neal finished the 2005-06 season as the league leader in field goal percentage; he joined Wilt Chamberlain as the only two players in league history to lead the league in field goal percentage nine times.

On April 11, 2006, Shaquille O'Neal recorded his second career triple-double against the Toronto Raptors with 15 points, 11 rebounds and a career high 10 assists.

In the playoffs of 2006, O'Neal has been putting up about the same numbers in the 2005-2006 regular season. However, he twice had huge games in other to close out a series; a 30 point, 20 rebound effort in game 6 against Chicago and a 28 point, 16 rebound effort in game 6 against the Pistons to advance to the NBA finals for the first time in the history of the Heat.


NBA highlights[]

  • Named one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History in 1996 (youngest player on the list and only active player remaining from the list).
  • NBA Most Valuable Player: 2000
  • 2-time TSN NBA Most Valuable Player: 2000, 2005
  • 3-time NBA Champion: 2000, 2001, 2002
  • 3-time NBA Finals MVP: 2000, 2001, 2002
  • 13-time NBA All-Star: 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006
  • 2-time NBA All-Star Game MVP: 2000, 2004
  • 13-time All-NBA:
  • First Team: 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006
  • Second Team: 1995, 1999
  • Third Team: 1994, 1996, 1997
  • 3-time All-Defensive:
  • Second Team: 2000, 2001, 2003
  • NBA Rookie of the Year: 1993
  • TSN NBA Rookie of the Year: 1993
  • NBA All-Rookie First Team: 1993
  • 2-time NBA regular-season leader, points per game: 1995 (29.3), 2000 (29.7)
  • 3-time NBA regular-season leader, total points: 1995 (2315), 1999 (1289), 2000 (2344)
  • 5-time NBA regular-season leader, PER: 1998 (28.8), 1999 (30.6), 2000 (30.6), 2001 (30.2), 2002 (29.7)
  • 5-time NBA regular-season leader, field goals made: 1994 (953), 1995 (930), 1999 (510), 2000 (956), 2001 (813)
  • 9-time NBA regular-season leader, field goal %: 1994 (.599), 1998 (.584), 1999 (.576), 2000 (.574), 2001 (.572), 2002 (.579), 2004 (.584), 2005 (.601), 2006 (.600)


  • Joins Michael Jordan as the only players in NBA history to win three consecutive NBA Finals MVP awards (2000, 2001, 2002).
  • Joins Wilt Chamberlain as the only players in NBA history to lead the league in field goal percentage for
    • nine seasons
    • five consecutive seasons (1998–2002)
  • Only player in NBA history to:
  • average at least 20 points per game and 10 rebounds per game in a season for 13 consecutive seasons, surpassing Wilt Chamberlain, Kareem Abdul Jabbar, and Hakeem Olajuwon, all with 12 consecutive seasons.
  • reach 4,700 points, 2,200 rebounds, 500 assists, 400 blocks, and 100 steals in his playoff career while shooting at least 55% from the field.
  • One of five players in NBA history to be selected to the NBA All-Star Game for 13 consecutive seasons; the others are Jerry West, Bob Cousy, John Havlicek, and Karl Malone.
  • One of three players in NBA history to reach 24,500 points, 11,000 rebounds, 2,600 assists, and 2,300 blocks in his career (the others are Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Hakeem Olajuwon; note that the NBA did not record blocked shots as an official statistic until the 1973-1974 season).
  • One of four players in NBA history to be awarded the NBA Finals MVP three times (the others are Magic Johnson (3), Tim Duncan (3), and Michael Jordan (6) [1])
  • NBA playoff records (12):
  • Most free throws attempted, all-time: 2,085 (1994–present)
  • Most free throws attempted, half: 27 (May 20, 2000 vs. Portland Trail Blazers)
  • Most free throws attempted, quarter: 25 (May 20, 2000 vs. Portland Trail Blazers)
  • NBA Finals (9):
  • Most points scored in a 4-game series: 145 (NBA Finals 2002)
  • Most free throws made in a 4-game series: 45 (NBA Finals 2002)
  • Most free throws attempted in a 4-game series: 68 (NBA Finals 2002)
  • Most blocks made in a 4-game series: 11 (NBA Finals 2002)
  • Most blocks made in one game: 8 (NBA Finals 2001; tied with Tim Duncan)
  • Most free throws made in one game, half: 13 (NBA Finals 2000)
  • Most free throws made in one game, quarter: 9 (NBA Finals 2000; tied with Allen Iverson)
  • Most free throws attempted in one game: 39 (NBA Finals 2000)
  • Most free throws attempted in one game, quarter: 16 (NBA Finals 2000, NBA Finals 2002)
  • Most offensive rebounds, season: 336 (1999-00).
  • Most offensive rebounds, all-time, playoffs: 561 (1996-2004).
  • Most offensive rebounds, game, playoffs: 11 (May 6, 2001 vs. the Sacramento Kings).
  • Most free throws attempted, game: 31 (November 19, 1999 vs. the Chicago Bulls).
  • Most free throws attempted, game, playoffs: 39 (June 9, 2000 vs. the Indiana Pacers).
  • Most free throws attempted, half: 20 (March 14, 2002 vs. the Golden State Warriors).
  • Most free throws attempted, half, playoffs: 22 (June 9, 2000 vs. the Indiana Pacers).
  • Most free throws attempted, quarter, playoffs: 16 (June 9, 2000 vs. the Indiana Pacers).
  • Most free throws attempted, quarter, playoffs: 10 (May 2, 2006 vs. the Chicago Bulls; tied with Lamar Odom) [2]


  • Key member of the 1994 USA World Championship and 1996 Olympic basketball team, both of which won gold.
  • Ranked #9 in SLAM Magazine's Top 75 NBA Players of all time in 2003.
  • O'Neal and teammate Gary Payton became only the 11th and 12th players to reach the NBA Finals with three different teams.

Player profile[]

O'Neal is a physically exceptional player. His 7'1"/330-lb (2.16 m / 150 kg) frame gives him enormous power, and for a man of that size, he is quick and very explosive. His "drop step", in which he posts up a defender, turns around and powers past him for a slam dunk, has proven virtually unstoppable. In addition, he is a talented and stylish passer, and an effective defender. His dominating physical presence inside the paint has caused dramatic changes in many teams' offensive and defensive strategies that can be seen over the course of his career.

Trying to defend O'Neal, teams put two, or sometimes even three defenders on him, giving his teammates a lot of uncontested shots. Because of his strength and quickness, O'Neal goes to the foul line a lot, and as a consequence, opposing teams often use up many fouls on him, limiting the playing time of their big men. However, critics point out that he plays with excessive power that should be called as fouls. While he deals out a lot of physical abuse to defenders, O'Neal's defenders claim that because of his enormous size, officials allow him to take more physical abuse than other players. All considered, O'Neal appears to be one of the most difficult players in NBA history to officiate due to his physicality (both given and taken) under the basket.

O'Neal is also noted for his ability to form symbiotic relationships with young, talented guards. Playing alongside him, talents like Penny Hardaway, Kobe Bryant and Dwyane Wade blossomed into legitimate superstars.

O'Neal is one of the worst free-throw shooters in the NBA. His lifetime average is a low 53.1%. In hope of exploiting O'Neal's poor foul shooting, opponents often commit intentional fouls against him, a tactic known as "Hack-a-Shaq"; this technique, which started while at LSU was so named by former Dallas Mavericks coach Don Nelson. In perspective, however, terrible free-throw shooting is common among NBA big men, and is a trait shared by other greats such as Wilt Chamberlain.

Many feel that O'Neal's star power in the NBA causes referees to turn a blind eye to some of his minor rule infractions. Many claim that his awkward shooting stance and general forward motion cause him to violate Rule 10, Section I-d, a rarely-enforced rule stating that the shooter cannot cross the plane of the free throw line until the ball has touched the basket ring or backboard. However, this lane violation is occasionally called on O'Neal's free throw attempts.

For several years, O'Neal has suffered from arthritis in his right big toe, due to more than a decade of running, jumping and dunking with his 330 lb (150 kg) frame. He has also been criticized for his philosophy that a team should bide its time and work harder at the end of the season, questioning his work ethic. In recent seasons, O'Neal also seems to have more often found himself in foul trouble in games, further limiting his minutes.

Media personality[]

O'Neal is generally liked by the media for his playful tone in interviews and generally eloquent manner in comparison to other athletes. He has been called "the Big Aristotle", a name that was self-given, for his composure and insights during these interviews. O'Neal's humorous and sometimes incendiary comments fueled the Los Angeles Lakers' long standing rivalry with the Sacramento Kings; O'Neal frequently referred to the Sacramento team as the "Queens." He also received some media flak for mocking the Chinese language when interviewed about newcomer center Yao Ming, but he was able to downplay the media attention to the event. Yao himself stated he did not find it offensive, but could see how others might misinterpret the remark as a racist comment.

模板:Wikiquote During the 2005 NBA playoffs, O'Neal lamented of his poor play due to injury as being comparable to Erick Dampier, a Dallas Mavericks center who had failed to score a single point in one of their recent games. The quip inspired countless citations and references by announcers during those playoffs, though Dampier himself offered little response to the insult.

On May 24, 2005, when Brian Hill was re-announced as head coach of his former team, the Orlando Magic, O'Neal was quoted as saying, "It's good that he's back. When I buy the team [Magic] in three years, he'll be working for me." Whether or not this will raise speculation of O'Neal's life after playing basketball remains to be seen. [3]

He is very vocal with the media, and often jabs at former Laker teammate Kobe Bryant. In the summer of 2005, when asked about Kobe, he responded, "I'm sorry, who?" and continued to pretend that he did not know who Kobe was.

O'Neal appeared on the Season 5 finale of Punk'd, MTV's celebrity prank show. Prior to his appearance, Ashton Kutcher decided to trick him as a revenge for leaving the Lakers by being traded to Miami Heat for three players back in July 2004.

He has also appeared in many other shows such as Saturday Night Live.

When the Lakers faced the Miami Heat on January 16, 2006, O'Neal and Kobe Bryant made headlines by engaging in handshakes and hugs before the game, an event that is believed to signify the end of the so-called "Shaq-Kobe feud" that had festered since the center left Los Angeles. O'Neal was quoted as saying that he accepted the advice of NBA legend Bill Russell to make peace with Bryant.[4]

On January 27 WWE.com posted a page saying that O'Neal attacked World Wrestling Entertainment superstar Carlito with a chair - however, the clip showed that this was more for comedic effect than any real malice. Moreover, according to reputable sources, O'Neal's appearance was a publicity stunt designed to mimic the acting that incorporates the WWE.

Private life[]

O'Neal married his long-time girlfriend, Shaunie Nelson, on December 26, 2002; they have four children: Shareef Rashaun, Amirah Sanaa, Shaquir Rashaun, and Me'arah Sanaa.

O'Neal also has a daughter, Taahirah, by ex-girlfriend Arnetta Yardbourgh. Nelson has another son, Myles, from a previous relationship.

O'Neal, whose mother is a Baptist and stepfather a Muslim, has not formally announced affiliation with a specific faith; however, he had at one time been linked to Louis Farrakhan, leader of the Nation of Islam. nhjghjghjghjghjghjghjghjghjghj


O'Neal left LSU for the NBA after three years. However, he promised his mother he would eventually return to his studies and complete his bachelor's degree. He fulfilled that promise in 2000, earning his degree in business. At his graduation, he told the crowd "now I can go and get a real job".

Subsequently, O'Neal earned an online MBA through the University of Phoenix in 2005. He has stated his intentions to begin work on his doctoral degree in psychology or criminology in 2006.

It’s just something to have on my resume [for] when I go back into reality. Someday I might have to put down a basketball and have a regular 9-to-5 like everybody else.[5]

— Shaquille O'Neal, in reference to his completion of an MBA degree

Police aspirations[]

Off court, O'Neal has maintained a high level of interest in the workings of the police department, and has become personally involved in law enforcement. O'Neal went through the police academy in Los Angeles, and became a reserve officer with the L.A. Port Police.

In March 2005 he was given an honorary U.S. Deputy Marshal title and named the spokesman for the Safe Surfin' foundation; he will serve an honorary role on the task force of the same name, which tracks down sexual predators who target children on the Internet.[6]

Upon his trade to Miami, O'Neal began training to become a Miami Beach reserve officer; on December 8, 2005, he was sworn in as a reserve officer (he elected a private ceremony so not to distract the other officers from their special moment). Shortly thereafter, in Miami, O'Neal was a witness to a hate crime and called Miami-Dade police, giving them a description of the suspect and helping police, over his cell phone, track the offender. O'Neal credits this as his first "arrest".

O'Neal has expressed an interest in working with the special victims detective unit, to stop crimes against children; he stated that he does not simply want to be involved in "photo ops" but wants to "get down and dirty" and make arrests. [7]

In 1998, O'Neal had a brief run-in with the law when he was accused by Kim Grant, an employee at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida, of simple battery. Although she did not claim to be injured, Grant said that she had encountered O'Neal outside the BET Soundstage night club, located on the resort's grounds, and that O'Neal grabbed her by the neck and manhandled her. She filed a police complaint against O'Neal over the incident, but investigators later dropped the case.

Filmography and commercials[]

  • Blue Chips (1993), with actor Nick Nolte and Orlando Magic teammate Anfernee Hardaway
  • Kazaam (1996)
  • Good Burger (1997)
  • Steel (1997)
  • Freddy Got Fingered (2001)
  • Scary Movie 4 (2006)
  • TV commercials:
    • Taco Bell (In his autobiography he ruefully describes giving Taco Bell the idea for the Taco Bell chihuahua, ironically the centerpiece of their next advertisement campaign that left O'Neal in the dust)
    • Burger King
    • Nestlé Crunch
    • Chattem Icy Hot Sleeve and Icy Hot Back Patch
    • Radio Shack (He however, called it "Radio Shaq".)
    • Jack in the Box (had his own "Shaq Combo")


  • Shaq Diesel (1993, certified platinum)
  • Shaq Fu - Da Return (1994)
  • The Best of Shaquille O'Neal (1996)
  • You Can't Stop the Reign (1996)
  • Respect (1998)
  • Presents His Superfriends, Vol. 1 (2001, unreleased)

Television and video game appearances[]

  • O'Neal had a 2005 reality series on ESPN, Shaquille
  • O'Neal appeared in the arcade and console video game NBA Jam.
  • O'Neal starred in Shaq Fu, a fighting game for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System and Sega Genesis.
  • O'Neal has appeared on the MTV show Punk'd. Also, He has been featured in an episode of MTV's Jackass, where he was lifted off the ground on Wee Man's back.
  • O'Neal has appeared on the animated series Static Shock on the episode "Static Shaq", as a cameo.
  • O'Neal appeared in an episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm, bedridden after Larry David tripped him while stretching.
  • O'Neal appeared in Ready 2 Rumble Boxing: Round 2 as a playable boxer.
  • O'Neal is on the cover of the game NBA 2K6.
  • O'Neal appeared in one episode of My Wife and Kids.


  • Shaquille O'Neal paid for the funeral of NBA legend George Mikan.
  • Bought apartments, food, toiletries, and others for the victims of Hurricane Katrina.
  • Hands out free turkeys to needy children on Thanksgiving every year. O'Neal calls this "Shaqsgiving"
  • Likewise, hands out free toys to children in: Miami, Florida, Los Angeles, California, Newark, New Jersey (where O'Neal has born), and Baton Rouge, Louisiana for Christmas. O'Neal tells the states that he is playing "Shaq-A-Claus".
  • Also made an appearance in a Johnny Bravo episode named "Back On Shaq", where he hired Johnny Bravo to be his "good luck charm", but later realized he did not need Johnny after defeating Seth Green and his "good luck charm" Huckleberry Hound.
  • At the American Airlines Arena, just before the Royal Rumble, O'Neal "took out" WWE superstar Carlito with a steel chair, making him tell O'Neal that "it was O'Neal's house", but Carlito said he lied.
  • O'Neal appears in the flash animation The Ultimate Showdown of Ultimate Destiny making an early appearance and fighting against Jackie Chan, Aaron Carter, Godzilla and the Batmobile.
  • Melbourne-based Australian pop punk band Stealing O'Neal got their name after stealing a life size cardboard cut-out image of Shaquille O'Neal at their first gig. Their name up until that point was "Your First Turtle".
  • O'Neal guest rapped over Guns N' Roses during a recording session for the Chinese Democracy album.
  • O'Neal has his own athletic shoe brands called "Shaq" and "Dunkman" (which are sold exclusively at Payless ShoeSource and Kohls stores).

See also[]

  • List of National Basketball Association players with 60 or more points in a game

External links[]

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