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.Cleveland Cavaliers  – No.^ Cleveland Cavaliers - No.
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^ He was eventually shipped to Cleveland where he started on some successful Cavaliers teams but was never the player he used to be, and the player he used to be had no business making that kind of money.
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Born March 6, 1972 (1972-03-06) (age 38)
Newark, New Jersey
Nationality American
Listed height 7 ft 1 in (2.16 m)
Listed weight 325 lb (147 kg)
League NBA
Salary $21,000,000
High school Robert G. Cole (San Antonio, Texas)
College LSU
Draft 1st overall, 1992
Orlando Magic
Pro career 1992–present
Former teams Orlando Magic (1992–1996)
Los Angeles Lakers (1996–2004)
Miami Heat (2004–2008)
Phoenix Suns (2008–2009)
Awards NBA Champion
(2000, 2001, 2002, 2006)
NBA Finals MVP
(20002002)
NBA Most Valuable Player
(2000)
NBA Rookie of the Year
(1993)
15× NBA All-Star
(1993-1998, 2000-2007, 2009)
NBA Scoring Champion
(1995, 2000)
All-NBA First Team
(1998, 2000-2006)
All-NBA Second Team
(1995, 1999)
All-NBA Third Team
(1994, 1996-1997, 2009)
All-Defensive Second Team
(20002001, 2003)
NBA All-Rookie First Team
(1993)
NBA All-Star Game MVP
(2000, 2004, 2009)
1994 FIBA World Championship MVP
Profile Info Page
Medal record
Men's basketball
Competitor for  United States
Olympic Games
Gold 1996 Atlanta National team
World Championship
Gold 1994 Canada National team
.Shaquille Rashaun O'Neal (pronounced /ʃəˈkiːl/; born March 6, 1972), nicknamed "Shaq" (/ʃæk/), is an American professional basketball player, rapper, actor, reserve police officer and a U.S. Deputy Marshal.^ Shaquille O'Neal Jersey - Miami Heat Swingman Jersey (White) With Adidas' new Swingman Shaquille O'Neal Jersey you can hoop it up with your favorite player this season.
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^ SHAQ SHAQUILLE O'NEAL 1992 STADIUM CLUB ROOKIE CARD 201 .
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^ Credits Shaquille Rashaun O’Neal surnommé Shaq (né le 6 mars 1972 à Newark dans le New Jersey) est un joueur de basket-ball américain évoluant au poste de pivot en NBA aux Suns de Phoenix.
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[1] .He is widely perceived as one of the most dominant players in the history of the NBA.^ He is widely perceived as one of the most dominant players in the history of the NBANBA.com: Trophies For Everybody.

^ "Shaquille O'Neal is one of the most dominant,.
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^ Was named one of the 50 greatest players in NBA history.
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[2][3] .Standing at 7 ft 1 in (2.16 m) and weighing 325 pounds (147 kg), he is one of the largest players ever to play in the NBA. Throughout his 17 year career, O'Neal has used his size and strength to overpower opponents for points and rebounds.^ 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.

^ O ‘Neal is one of the largest men alive.
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^ At 7 ft 1 in (2.16 m), 325 lb (147 kg; 23.2 st) 17 and U.S. shoe size 23, 18 he is famous for his physical stature.

[citation needed]
.Following a standout career at Louisiana State University, O'Neal was drafted by the Orlando Magic with the first overall pick in the 1992 NBA Draft.^ He was the first All-American in '91 and '92, and was taken first overall in the 1992 draft by the Orlando Magic.
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^ Orlando Magic draft picks .
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^ O'Neal was drafted as the 1st overall pick in the 1992 NBA Draft by the Orlando Magic .

.He quickly 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.^ NBA Rookie of the Year 1992–93 .

^ The team was formed as Oakland Senores in 1960 and relocated in 1982 to Los Angeles, prior to finally settling in Oakland for good in 1995.
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^ O'Neal and teammate Gary Payton became only the 11th and 12th players to reach the NBA Finals with three different teams.
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.After 4 years with the Magic, O'Neal signed as a free agent with the Los Angeles Lakers.^ Los Angeles Lakers players .
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^ Joueur des Los Angeles Lakers .
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^ Years Old los angeles, California .
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.He won three consecutive championships, playing alongside Kobe Bryant, in 2000, 2001, and 2002.^ The first three championships that I won, I won them.
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^ Regardless, the two (coached by Phil Jackson ) enjoyed tremendous success on the court, as O'Neal and Bryant led the Los Angeles Lakers to three consecutive NBA titles (2000, 2001, 2002).
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^ Playing alongside O'Neal, talents like Penny Hardaway , Kobe Bryant and Dwyane Wade blossomed into legitimate superstars.

.However O'Neal's relationship with Bryant eventually declined into a feud, leading to his trade to the Miami Heat in 2004.^ On July 14, 2004, O'Neal was officially traded to the Miami Heat for Caron Butler , Lamar Odom , Brian Grant and a future first-round draft choice.

^ In public, Kobe and Shaq have played nice with each other in recent years, downplaying their feud that led to O'Neal being traded to the Heat and Kobe becoming the most hated player hater in professional sports.
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^ 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 .

.He won his fourth NBA championship in 2006, but was traded midway through the season just a year later to the Phoenix Suns.^ Won two championships in his first two years.
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^ He won two championships his first two seasons.
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^ He also narrowly lost the 2004–05 MVP Award to Phoenix Suns guard Steve Nash in one of the closest votes in NBA history.

.After a season-and-a-half with the Suns, O'Neal was traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers, where he is playing alongside LeBron James in the 2009–10 season.^ Currently, he plays at center for the Cleveland Cavaliers .

^ Currently, he plays at center for the Cleveland Cavaliers.

^ The 2008–09 season differed very much for O'Neal, averaging 18 pts, 9 rebounds, and 1.6 blocks through the first half (41 games) of the season, leading the Suns to a 23–18 record and 2nd place in their division.

[4]
.O'Neal's individual accolades include the 1999-00 MVP award, the 1992–93 NBA Rookie of the Year award, 15 All-Star game selections, 3 All-Star Game MVPs, 3 Finals MVPs, 2 scoring titles, 14 All-NBA team selections, and 3 NBA All-Defensive Team selections.^ He also made the All-NBA 3rd Team.

^ He also was awarded the MVP in the 1999-00 season and in the 2003-04 All-Star game.
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^ NBA Rookie of the Year 1992–93 .

.He currently ranks 5th all-time in points scored, 6th in field goals, 15th in rebounds, and 7th in blocks.^ Throughout his career, O'Neal established himself as a formidable low post presence, putting up career averages of 25.2 points on .581 field goal accuracy, 11.5 rebounds and 2.4 blocks per game (as of May 2008).

^ He is known for once scoring 53 points in a game, shooting a staggering 20-27 from the field.
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^ He averaged 29.3 points and led the NBA in field goal percentage at 60%.

[5]
.In addition to his basketball career, O'Neal has released 4 rap albums, with his first, Shaq Diesel, going platinum.^ Their first album was released in 1991.
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^ On his 1994 rap album, Shaq Fu: The Return , O'Neal voiced his feelings of disdain for Toney in the song "Biological Didn't Bother", referring to Harrison with the verse, "Phil is my father."

^ Shaquille Rashaun O'Neal (born March 6, 1972), frequently referred to simply as "Shaq", is an American professional basketball player, rapper, and actor.
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He has also appeared in numerous films and has starred in his own reality shows, Shaq's Big Challenge and Shaq Vs.

Contents

Early life

.O'Neal first gained national attention as a star at Linton Middle School.^ O'Neal first gained national attention as a star at Linton Middle School.

^ Many stars like Shaquille O%27Neal, Tracy McGrady, and Dwight Howard have been gaining much of the attention and appreciation for the team worldwide by giving superb performances.
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^ Contents [hide] 1 College years 2 Orlando Magic 3 Los Angeles Lakers 4 Miami Heat 5 Phoenix Suns 6 Player profile 7 Media personality 8 Personal life 9 Off court 10 NBA career statistics 10.1 Regular season 10.2 Playoffs 11 Music career 11.1 Albums 11.2 Compilations and soundtracks 11.3 Appearances 12 Filmography 12.1 Television/video games 13 See also 14 References 15 Further reading 16 External links [edit] College years O'Neal first gained national attention as a star at Linton Middle School.
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.He led his Robert G. Cole High School team, San Antonio, Texas, to a 68–1 record during his two years there and helped the team win the state title his senior year.^ He led his Robert G. Cole High School team, San Antonio, Texas, to a 68–1 record during his two years there and helped the team win the state title his senior year.
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^ He led Cole High School of San Antonio to a 68-1 record during his prep career, highlighted by a 36-0 mark and Class AAA state title his senior year.
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^ He first gained national attention as a star at Robert G. Cole Junior-Senior High School in San Antonio, Texas .

[6] .His 791 rebounds during the 1989 season remain a state record for any one player in any classification.^ His 791 rebounds during the 1989 season remain a state record for any one player in any classification.

^ 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; Shaq was only in his fourth season when he received this honor).
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^ The team has a record of one hundred and ninety three wins under head coach Johnson who coached Calgary Flames five seasons (from 1982–87).
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[7]

College career

.After graduating from high school, O'Neal attended Louisiana State University, where he studied business.^ Shaq at LSU After graduating from high school, O'Neal attended Louisiana State University , where he was a member of Omega Psi Phi and studied business.
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^ As a young man, he attended Louisiana State University (LSU) and studied business.

^ After graduating from high school, O'Neal attended Louisiana State University , where he was a member of Omega Psi Phi and studied business .

.He had first met Dale Brown, LSU's men's basketball coach at that time, years before in Europe.^ He had first met Dale Brown , LSU's men's basketball coach at that time, years before in Europe.

^ He had first met Dale Brown, LSU's men's basketball coach at that time, years before in Europe.
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^ SEC Men's Basketball Player of the Year|before= Chris Jackson|after= AP: Jamal Mashburn, Billy McCaffrey Coaches: Jamal Mashburn|years=1991, 1992}} {{Succession box .

.With O'Neal's stepfather stationed on a U.S. Army base at Wildflecken, West Germany, and his godfather a First Sergeant at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, O'Neal attended Fulda American High School, a DODDS school.^ Harrington lived with Antonio Davis and family in his rookie year, which made life as a rookie out of high school easier.
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^ McDonald's High School All-Americans .
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^ He led his Robert G. Cole High School team, San Antonio, Texas, to a 68-1 record during his two years there, and helped the team win the state title his senior year.
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[citation needed]
While playing for Brown at LSU, O'Neal was a two-time All-American, two-time SEC player of the year, and received the Adolph Rupp Trophy as NCAA men's basketball player of the year in 1991. He also holds the NCAA record for blocked shots in a game with 17 blocks against Mississippi State on December 3, 1990.[citation needed]
.O'Neal left LSU early to pursue his NBA career, but returned to school in 2000 and received a Bachelor of Arts in General Studies.^ O'Neal left LSU early to pursue his NBA career, but returned to school in 2000 and received a Bachelor of Arts in General Studies.

^ O'Neal left LSU for the NBA after three years.

^ He fulfilled that promise in 2000, earning his bachelor of arts in general studies.

[8] .He was later inducted into the LSU Hall of Fame.^ He was later inducted into the LSU Hall of Fame .

^ He was later inducted into the LSU Hall of Fame.
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^ The Nuggets all-time leading scorer, Alex English (1979-90) was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1997.
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[9]

NBA career

Orlando Magic

.The Orlando Magic drafted O'Neal with the 1st overall pick in the 1992 NBA Draft.^ DRAFTED: Selected in the first round (first overall pick) of the 1992 NBA Draft by the Orlando Magic.
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^ Entry Draft: 1st round (1st) in 1992 .
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^ O'Neal was drafted as the 1st overall pick 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.^ 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 .

^ Los Angeles Times (latimes.com) .

^ The team was formed as Oakland Senores in 1960 and relocated in 1982 to Los Angeles, prior to finally settling in Oakland for good in 1995.
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.During his rookie season, O'Neal averaged 23.4 points on 56.2% shooting, 13.9 rebounds, and 3.5 blocks per game for the season.^ Blocks per game .

^ In the series, O'Neal averaged 15.2 points, 9.2 rebounds and 1.0 assists per game.
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^ O'Neal averaged 23.4 points and 13.9 rebounds per game for the season and was named the 1993 NBA Rookie of the Year.
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.He was named the 1993 NBA Rookie of the Year and became the first rookie to be voted an All-Star starter since Michael Jordan in 1985.[10] The Magic finished 41-41, winning 20 more games than the previous season; however, the team ultimately missed the playoffs by virtue of a tie-breaker with the Indiana Pacers.^ Helping the Magic win 20 more games than the previous season, with the team ultimately missing the playoffs by virtue of a tie-breaker with the Indiana Pacers , and averaging 23.4 points and 13.9 rebounds per game for the season, O'Neal was named the 1993 NBA Rookie of the Year .

^ NBA Rookie of the Year 1992–93 .

^ Watch the wonderful game of highest winning team in history of NBA. .
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.In his second season, O'Neal improved his scoring average to 29.4 points (second in the league to David Robinson) while leading the NBA in field goal percentage at 60%.^ He averaged 29.3 points and led the NBA in field goal percentage at 60%.

^ A team does not rank sixth in the league in scoring and second in field-goal percentage during the regular season without running.
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^ In his second season, O'Neal teamed with newly-drafted Anfernee Hardaway , averaged 29.4 points and led the NBA in field goal percentage at 60%.
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.On November 20, 1993, against the New Jersey Nets, O'Neal registered the first triple-double of his career, recording 24 points to go along with career highs of 28 rebounds and 15 blocks.^ I assume the New Jersey Nets are "njn."
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^ On November 20, 1993, against the New Jersey Nets , O'Neal registered the first triple-double of his career, recording 24 points to go along with career highs of 28 rebounds and 15 blocks.

^ 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.

[11] .He was voted into the All-Star game and also made the All-NBA 3rd Team.^ He also made the All-NBA 3rd Team.

^ O'Neal made the All-NBA 2nd Team and was second in MVP voting.

^ (To reporters, referring to the 2005 NBA All-Star Game.
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.Teamed with newly-drafted Anfernee "Penny" Hardaway, the Magic finished with a record of 50-32 and made the playoffs for the first time in franchise history.^ Franchise • Team History • All-Time roster • Draft history • Seasons • Records • Head coaches • Current season .

^ Franchise • Expansion Draft • All-time Roster • Draft history • Records • Seasons • Current season .

^ Orlando Magic season With the addition of Anfernee Hardaway, the Magic acquired a guard who could get Shaquille O’Neal the ball more often.
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.In his first playoff series, O'Neal averaged 20.7 points and 13.3 rebounds in a losing effort as the Magic were swept in the first round by the Indiana Pacers.^ In the series, O'Neal averaged 15.2 points, 9.2 rebounds and 1.0 assists per game.
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^ Shaquille O'Neal double-doubled in the Cavs' blowout win over the Rockets on Sunday, scoring 13 points on 5-of-12 shooting with 11 rebounds, four assists, and a block in just 22 minutes of action.

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.In his third season, O'Neal led the NBA in scoring with an average of 29.3 points per game.^ In the series, O'Neal averaged 15.2 points, 9.2 rebounds and 1.0 assists per game.

^ He averaged 29.3 points and led the NBA in field goal percentage at 60%.

^ O'Neal played in the All-Star game and scored 14 points.

.He finished second in MVP voting to David Robinson and was voted into his third straight All-Star Game along with teammate Penny Hardaway.^ Referring to his selection into the 2009 All-Star Game: .
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^ As a result of his poor performance and lengthy court absences, O'Neal's 14 straight All-Star appearances ended that season, as he was neither selected as a starter nor as a reserve in the game at New Orleans.
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^ Playing alongside him, talents like Penny Hardaway , Kobe Bryant and Dwyane Wade blossomed into legitimate superstars.

.O'Neal and Hardaway formed one of the top duos in the league and helped Orlando to a 57-25 record and the Atlantic Division crown.^ Orlando won 57 games and won the Atlantic Division.
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^ Orlando Magic season With the addition of Anfernee Hardaway, the Magic acquired a guard who could get Shaquille O’Neal the ball more often.
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^ In 1994-1995, O'Neal and Anfernee (Penny) Hardaway helped their team reach the NBA Finals, but were swept in four games by the Houston Rockets .
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.The Magic won their first ever playoff series against the Boston Celtics in the first round of the 1995 NBA Playoffs.^ The Five Most Hyped Players To Enter the NBA in the Past 20 Years · After being selected by the Orlando Magic with the first overall pick in the 1992 draft, ...
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^ Shaquille O'Neal 7'1" Tom Gugliotta 6'9.5" To no one's surprise, the Orlando Magic took the 7-foot-1, 303-pound O'Neal with the first pick of tonight's NBA draft.
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^ DRAFTED: Selected in the first round (first overall pick) of the 1992 NBA Draft by the Orlando Magic.
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.They then defeated the Chicago Bulls in the conference semi-finals, dealing Michael Jordan one of his few playoff losses of the decade.^ Chicago Bulls - NBA Basketball The Chicago Bulls were an NBA basketball dynasty in the days of Michael Jordan,...
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^ On June 3, 2006 in the US Airways Center in Phoenix, the Dallas Mavericks advanced to their first NBA Finals in franchise history when they defeated the Phoenix Suns in game 6 of the Western Conference Finals.
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^ After defeating Michael Jordan 's Chicago Bulls and Reggie Miller 's Indiana Pacers , the Magic reached the NBA Finals, but were swept by the defending NBA champion Houston Rockets.
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.After beating Reggie Miller's Indiana Pacers, the Magic reached the NBA Finals, where they would face the defending NBA champion Houston Rockets.^ After defeating Michael Jordan 's Chicago Bulls and Reggie Miller 's Indiana Pacers, the Magic reached the NBA Finals, but were swept by the defending NBA champion Houston Rockets .

^ I would too if he was defends they way he does.
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^ After defeating Michael Jordan 's Chicago Bulls and Reggie Miller 's Indiana Pacers , the Magic reached the NBA Finals, but were swept by the defending NBA champion Houston Rockets.
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.O'Neal played well in his first Finals appearance, averaging 28 points on 59.5% shooting, 12.5 rebounds, and 6.3 assists.^ In the series, O'Neal averaged 15.2 points, 9.2 rebounds and 1.0 assists per game.

^ The 2008–09 season differed very much for O'Neal, averaging 18 pts, 9 rebounds, and 1.6 blocks through the first half (41 games) of the season, leading the Suns to a 23–18 record and 2nd place in their division.

^ 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.

.Despite this, the Rockets, led by future Hall-of-Famers Hakeem Olajuwon and Clyde Drexler, swept the series in four games.^ Playing without Shaquille O'Neal (resting, as usual, on the first of back-to-back games) and Steve Nash (flu-like symptons), the Suns looked much better Wednesday night against a good team than they have -- with their future hall-of-famers -- against four awful-to-average teams.

^ However, they also had one of the best big men in the game with Hakeem Olajuwon (so Hakeem was just a better big man at that point in their careers).

^ By O'Neal's own admission, he was badly outplayed during that series by Houston's more experienced superstar center Hakeem Olajuwon , despite putting up admirable numbers in the series.
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.O'Neal was injured for a great deal of the 1995–96 season, missing 28 games.^ O'Neal was injured for a great deal of the 1995–96 season , missing 28 games.

^ O'Neal was injured for a great deal of the 1995-96 season , missing 28 games.

^ Gilbert Arenas has played all of 15 games the last two seasons and his scoring and ability to give the team options in the clutch was sorely missed last season.
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.He averaged 26.6 points and 11 rebounds per game, made the All-NBA 3rd Team, and played in his 4th All-Star Game.^ He also made the All-NBA 3rd Team.

^ He is averaging around 26 field goals attempted per game.
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^ KG said he was 6'11.25" at the all star game.
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.Despite O'Neal's injuries, the Magic finished with a regular season record of 60-22, second in the Eastern conference to the Chicago Bulls, who finished with an NBA record 72 wins.^ Eastern Conference Playoffs each season.
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^ O'Neal put up considerably lower numbers compared to those he recorded during the 2005–06 regular season, but he twice delivered dominant games in order to close out a playoff series: a 30-point, 20-rebound effort in Game 6 against the Chicago Bulls in the first round, and a 28-point, 16-rebound, 5-block effort in Game 6 against the Pistons.
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^ Orlando Magic season With the addition of Anfernee Hardaway, the Magic acquired a guard who could get Shaquille O’Neal the ball more often.
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.Orlando easily defeated the Detroit Pistons and the Atlanta Hawks in the first two rounds of the 1996 NBA Playoffs; however, they were no match for the eventual-champion Bulls, who swept them in the Eastern Conference Finals.^ The Detroit Pistons, fresh off of a conference finals appearance, were able to land the No.
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^ In this season Shaq and Miami Heat defeated Detroit Pistons in the eastern conference finals for the franchise's first appearance in NBA finals.

^ Eastern Conference Playoffs each season.
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Los Angeles Lakers

.As a free agent at this point, O'Neal had shown an interest in things outside basketball, including rap music and film-acting.^ By this point, O'Neal had shown an interest in things outside basketball, including recording several rap albums and acting in films.
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^ By this point, O'Neal showed interest in many things besides basketball.

^ As a free agent at this point, O'Neal had shown an interest in things outside basketball, including rap music and film-acting.

.In the summer of 1995, O'Neal was named to the United States Olympic basketball team, and was later part of the gold medal-winning team at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta.^ In the summer of 1995, O'Neal was named to the United States Olympic basketball team, and was part of the gold medal-winning team at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta.
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^ In the summer of 1995, O'Neal was named to the United States Olympic basketball team, and was part of the gold medal-winning team at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta .

^ In the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, O'Neal helped the U.S. win the gold medal in men's basketball.

.During the Olympics, it was announced that O'Neal would join the Los Angeles Lakers on a seven-year, $121 million contract.^ At the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta , after the 1995–96 season , it was announced that O'Neal would join the Los Angeles Lakers on a seven-year, $121 million contract.

^ Los Angeles Lakers (11) .
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^ Los Angeles Lakers players .

[12][13] .The Lakers won 56 games during the 1996–97 season.^ Prior to that he was the head coach of the New Jersey Devils in two seasons and had a record of 97-56-11 overall and also won the 2008–09 season Atlantic Division title.
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^ O'Neal's arrival vastly changed expectations, but he missed a significant number of games due to injury in the 1996-97 season and several players had difficulty meshing with the new focal point of the offense.
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^ 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.
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.O'Neal averaged 26.2 points and 12.5 rebounds in his first season with Los Angeles; however, he again missed over 30 games due to injury.^ Nonetheless, in 28 regular-season games, O'Neal averaged 12.9 points and 10.6 rebounds in his first year with the Suns,[11] reaching the playoffs.
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^ In the series, O'Neal averaged 15.2 points, 9.2 rebounds and 1.0 assists per game.
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^ In the 2006–07 season O'Neal missed over thirty games with a right knee injury.
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.The Lakers made the playoffs, but lost to the more-experienced Utah Jazz in five games.^ They certainly deserved the Bronze more than the US. They only lost one game.
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^ Now they’re 0-2 against the Cavs and had lost five of their last six road games entering the Garden Friday night.

^ Although the Lakers made the playoffs, they were swept by the San Antonio Spurs , led by Tim Duncan and David Robinson in the second round of the Western Conference playoffs.

.The following season, O'Neal averaged 28.3 points and 11.4 rebounds.^ The 2008–09 season differed very much for O'Neal, averaging 18 pts, 9 rebounds, and 1.6 blocks through the first half (41 games) of the season, leading the Suns to a 23–18 record and 2nd place in their division.

^ 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.

^ Throughout his career, O'Neal established himself as a formidable low post presence, putting up career averages of 25.2 points on .581 field goal accuracy, 11.5 rebounds and 2.4 blocks per game (as of May 2008).

.He also led the league with a 58.4 field goal percentage, which would be the first of five consecutive seasons in which he did so.^ Field-goal percentage .

^ He led the NBA with a .609 Field goal%.
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^ An unstoppable offensive force who became an elite defender this season, James claimed the league MVP , receiving the award in the gym where he first became a star.
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.The Lakers finished the season 61–21, first in the Pacific Division, and were the second seed in the western conference during the 1998 NBA Playoffs.^ After the Lakers fell to 5th seed and failed to reach the Finals in 2003, the team made a concerted off-season effort to improve its roster.

^ Last year during the NBA Playoffs, I heard someone on TV (Bob Costas, perhaps) ask Hubie Brown if he believed in "Shot Doctors."
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^ On June 3, 2006 in the US Airways Center in Phoenix, the Dallas Mavericks advanced to their first NBA Finals in franchise history when they defeated the Phoenix Suns in game 6 of the Western Conference Finals.
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.After defeating the Portland Trail Blazers and Seattle SuperSonics in the first two rounds, the Lakers again fell to the Jazz, this time in a 4–0 sweep.^ I can see the Grizzlies rotating Gasol here at times to give their first round draft pick Thabeet more time at center.

^ Fans of the Deace - the Portland Trail Blazers - The Rose Garden has always been an exciting place to watch an NBA Basketball game.
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^ However, in both of his first two seasons in Los Angeles, O'Neal suffered a lopsided play-off defeat by the Utah Jazz.
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.With the tandem of O'Neal and teenage superstar Kobe Bryant, expectations for the Lakers increased.^ With the tandem of O'Neal and teenage superstar Kobe Bryant , expectations of Lakers increased.

^ The Lakers were clearly a team on the rise with the duo of O'Neal and teenage superstar Kobe Bryant .

^ Or will Kobe Bryant and the Lakers break the cycle?

.However, personnel changes were a source of instability during the 1998–99 season.^ However, personnel changes was a source of instability during the 1998–99 season : long-time Lakers point guard Nick Van Exel was traded to the Denver Nuggets ; his former backcourt partner Eddie Jones was packaged with back-up center Elden Campbell for Glen Rice to satisfy a demand by O'Neal for a shooter.

^ However, personnel changes was a source of instability during the 1998–99 season: long-time Lakers point guard Nick Van Exel was traded to the Denver Nuggets; his former backcourt partner Eddie Jones was packaged with back-up center Elden Campbell for Glen Rice to satisfy a demand by O'Neal for a shooter.
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^ Carmelo Anthony would follow, however, and the Nuggets luck would change just one season later.
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.Long-time Laker point guard Nick Van Exel was traded to the Denver Nuggets; his former backcourt partner Eddie Jones was packaged with back-up center Elden Campbell for Glen Rice to satisfy a demand by O'Neal for a shooter.^ 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.

^ Long-time PG Nick Van Exel was traded to the Denver Nuggets after a dispute with O'Neal.

^ However, personnel changes was a source of instability during the 1998–99 season: long-time Lakers point guard Nick Van Exel was traded to the Denver Nuggets; his former backcourt partner Eddie Jones was packaged with back-up center Elden Campbell for Glen Rice to satisfy a demand by O'Neal for a shooter.
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.Coach Del Harris was fired, and former Lakers forward Kurt Rambis finished the season as head coach.^ Coach Del Harris was fired, and former Laker forward Kurt Rambis finished the season as head coach.

^ The team has a record of one hundred and ninety three wins under head coach Johnson who coached Calgary Flames five seasons (from 1982–87).
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^ Franchise • History • Expansion Draft • All-Time roster • Seasons • Broadcasters • Draft history • Records • Head coaches • Current season .

.The Lakers finished with a 31–19 record during the lockout-shortened season.^ Coach Del Harris was fired, and former Laker forward Kurt Rambis finished the season as head coach.

^ His 791 rebounds during the 1989 season remain a state record for any one player in any classification.

^ GoTomlinson 06-09-2008, 08:31 AM i thought the celtics had the best road record in the NBA this season.....
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.Although they made the playoffs, they were swept by the San Antonio Spurs, led by Tim Duncan and David Robinson in the second round of the Western Conference playoffs.^ Tim Duncan-Spurs-uTube!
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^ Although they were entering the Western Conference, they had been to the finals 7 of their previous 8 years.
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^ Although the Lakers made the playoffs, they were swept by the San Antonio Spurs , led by Tim Duncan and David Robinson in the second round of the Western Conference playoffs.

.The Spurs would go on to win their first league title that year.^ The Spurs would go on to win their first league title that year.

^ As someone mentioned before, without Jordan + pippen the Bulls would still maintain about a 40-50 win season each year.
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^ First releasing her single debut and then her self-titled album, both in the same year, 2006, Taylor Swift Tickets quickly climbed the ladder of stardom.
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.In 1999, the Lakers hired Phil Jackson as their new head coach, and the team's fortunes soon changed.^ In 1999, the Lakers hired Phil Jackson as their new head coach, and the team's fortunes soon changed.

^ Coach Del Harris was fired, and former Laker forward Kurt Rambis finished the season as head coach.

^ Shaq was the most dominant player in the league those years, but he never won a damn thing without the lakers/kobe/phil jackson..
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.Using Jackson's triangle offense, O'Neal and Bryant went on to enjoy tremendous success on the court, as they led the Los Angeles Lakers to three consecutive NBA titles (2000, 2001, and 2002).^ NBA Finals Most Valuable Player 2000 2001 2002 .

^ Los Angeles Lakers 2000–01 NBA Champions .

^ Los Angeles Lakers (11) .
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.O'Neal was named MVP of the NBA Finals all three times and has the highest scoring average for a center in NBA Finals history.^ O'Neal was named MVP of the NBA Finals all three times and has the highest scoring average for a center in NBA Finals history.
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^ NBA MVP 3-time NBA Finals MVP 13-time All-Star 2-time All-Star MVP .

^ He is the 7th all time leader in steals, the highest of any center in 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.^ Was named one of the 50 greatest players in NBA history.
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^ Shaq was the first player in NBA history to be named Player of the Week in his first week in the league.
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^ He is widely perceived as one of the most dominant players in the history of the NBA 1 2 .

.Fred Hickman, then of CNN, was the sole voter who did not cast his first-place vote for O'Neal, instead choosing Allen Iverson, then of the Philadelphia 76ers who would go on to win MVP the next season.^ 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 .

^ Fred Hickman, then of CNN, was the sole voter who did not cast his first place vote for O'Neal, instead choosing Allen Iverson, then of the Philadelphia 76ers.
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^ Fred Hickman, then of CNN, was the sole voter who did not cast his first place vote for O'Neal, instead choosing Allen Iverson, then of the Philadelphia 76ers who would go on to win MVP the next season.
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.O'Neal also won the scoring title that year while finishing second in rebounds and third in blocked shots.^ O'Neal also won the scoring title that year while finishing second in rebounds and third in blocked shots.

^ He won the DPOY twice, made 5 NBA All Defensive First teams, and is the only player in history to make the Top 10 in blocks, steals, rebounds, and scoring.

^ Permalink Shaquille O'Neal is about to be 37 years old and in the past two games he's scored about 800 points and grabbed 500 rebounds.
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Jackson's influence resulted in a newfound commitment by O'Neal to defense, resulting in his first All-Defensive Team selection (second-team) in 2000.
.In the summer of 2001, holding a basketball camp on the campus of Louisiana State University, O'Neal was challenged to a friendly wrestling match by LSU alumnus and current Boston Celtics player Glen "Big Baby" Davis, then 15 years of age and attending high school.^ After winning the state high school basketball championship: .
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^ In the summer of 2001, holding a basketball camp on the campus of Louisiana State University , O'Neal was challenged to a friendly wrestling match by LSU alumnus and current Boston Celtics player Glen "Big Baby" Davis , then 15 years of age and attending high school.

^ Basketball players from Louisiana .
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.O'Neal, weighing 350 lb (160 kg; 25 st), was impressed by the youngster, who had lifted and body-slammed him to the ground.^ O'Neal, weighing 350 lb (160 kg; 25 st), was impressed by the youngster, who had lifted and body-slammed to the ground.
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^ O'Neal, weighing 350 lb (160 kg; 25 st), was impressed by the youngster, who had lifted and body-slammed him to the ground.

^ At 7 ft 1 in (2.16 m), 325 lb (147 kg; 23.2 st) 17 and U.S. shoe size 23, 18 he is famous for his physical stature.

[14] .In January 2002 he was involved in a spectacular on-court brawl in a game against the Chicago Bulls.^ In the four games since he sat against the Chicago Bulls on Nov.
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^ In January 2002 he was involved in a spectacular on-court brawl in a game against the Chicago Bulls .

^ In January 2002 he was involved in a spectacular on-court brawl in a game against the Chicago Bulls, punching center Brad Miller after an intentional foul to prevent a basket and resulting in a melee with Miller, forward Charles Oakley and several other players.
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.He punched center Brad Miller after an intentional foul to prevent a basket, resulting in a melee with Miller, forward Charles Oakley and several other players.^ He punched center Brad Miller after an intentional foul to prevent a basket and resulting in a melee with Miller, forward Charles Oakley and several other players.
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^ In January 2002 he was involved in a spectacular on-court brawl in a game against the Chicago Bulls, punching center Brad Miller after an intentional foul to prevent a basket and resulting in a melee with Miller, forward Charles Oakley and several other players.
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^ (Referring to officials tendency to not call fouls committed on Shaq but to do so for fouls committed on other players.
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[15] .O'Neal was suspended for three games without pay and given a $15,000 fine.^ O'Neal was suspended for three games without pay and given a $15,000 fine.
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^ In the series, O'Neal averaged 15.2 points, 9.2 rebounds and 1.0 assists per game.
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^ O'Neal has been able to step up his performance in big games , having been voted three-times NBA Finals Most Valuable Player.

[16]
Shaquille O'Neal at the White House greeting President Bush with his fellow Lakers
.After the Lakers fell to the fifth seed and failed to reach the Finals in 2003, the team made a concerted off-season effort to improve its roster.^ After the Lakers failed to reach the Finals in 2003, the team made a concerted off-season effort to improve its roster.

^ After the Lakers fell to 5th seed and failed to reach the Finals in 2003, the team made a concerted off-season effort to improve its roster.

^ New York Rangers made victorious entry in the game and reached to the finals twice.

.They sought the free-agent services of forward Karl Malone and aging guard Gary Payton, but due to salary cap restrictions, could not offer either one nearly as much money as he could have made with some other teams.^ They made some good music.
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^ They sought the free agent services of forward legend Karl Malone and aging guard Gary Payton , but due to salary cap restrictions, could not offer either one nearly as much money as he could have made with other teams.

^ They sought the free agent services of forward legend Karl Malone and aging guard Gary Payton, but due to salary cap restrictions, could not offer either one nearly as much money as he could have made with other teams.
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.O'Neal assisted in the recruitment efforts and personally persuaded both men to join the squad.^ O'Neal assisted in the recruitment efforts and personally persuaded both men to join the team.
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^ O'Neal assisted in the recruitment efforts and personally lobbied both men to join the team.

^ O'Neal assisted in the recruitment efforts and personally persuaded both men to join the squad.

.Ultimately, both signed, each forgoing larger salaries in favor of a chance to win an NBA championship, which neither had accomplished in his career (and which neither would achieve with the Lakers).^ 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.

^ Ultimately, both signed, each forgoing larger salaries in favor of a chance to win an NBA championship, which neither had accomplished in his career (and which neither would achieve with the Lakers).

^ Unfortunately, it has not been able to win any NBA championship so far.
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.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 a substantially larger extension to his contract.^ 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.

^ 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 a substantially larger extension to his contract.

^ After the Lakers fell to 5th seed and failed to reach the Finals in 2003, the team made a concerted off-season effort to improve its roster.

.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.^ 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.

^ The best quality about Kobe Bryant?
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^ There are about two thousand different publications related to this universe.
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.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 as O'Neal's sidekick.^ With Bryant scheduled to become a free agent at the end of that season, many who?

^ 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 as O'Neal's sidekick.
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^ 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.

After the Lakers' loss to the Detroit Pistons in the 2004 NBA Finals, O'Neal was 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 at the request of Dr. Buss. .O'Neal made comments indicating that he felt the team's decisions were centered on a desire to appease Bryant to the exclusion of all other concerns, and O'Neal promptly demanded a trade.^ 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.

^ O'Neal made comments indicating that he felt the team's decisions were centered on a desire to appease Bryant to the exclusion of all other concerns, and O'Neal promptly demanded a trade.

^ Im not concerned with any other teams.
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.Kupchak wanted the Dallas Mavericks's Dirk Nowitzki in return but Cuban refused to let go of Nowitzki and the Lakers ended trade talks with Dallas.^ The Dallas Mavericks and their team owner Mark Cuban were extremely 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.

^ The Dallas Mavericks and their team owner Mark Cuban were extremely interested in O'Neal and were willing to make a trade with the Lakers, but Kupchak wanted Dirk Nowitzki, the Mavs' superstar, in return.
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.However, Miami showed interest and gradually a trade agreement was made.^ However, Miami showed interest and slowly a trade agreement was made.

^ However, Miami showed interest and gradually a trade agreement was made.

^ In perhaps the oddest trade Pat Riley made in Miami (which is saying a lot), Barry was acquired for the still effective Isaac Austin.
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Miami Heat

.On July 14, 2004, O'Neal was officially traded to the Miami Heat for Caron Butler, Lamar Odom, Brian Grant and a future first-round draft choice.^ (In July 2004, right after he joined the Heat.
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^ What he first considered himself after the trade to Miami .
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^ 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.

.O'Neal reverted from his Lakers jersey number 34 to number 32, which he wore while playing for the Orlando Magic.^ O'Neal reverted from his Lakers jersey number 34 to number 32, which he wore while playing for the Orlando Magic .
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^ O'Neal reverted from his Lakers jersey number 34 to number 32, which he wore while playing for the Orlando Magic.

^ Orlando Magic season With the addition of Anfernee Hardaway, the Magic acquired a guard who could get Shaquille O’Neal the ball more often.
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.Upon signing with the Heat, O'Neal promised the fans that he would bring a championship to Miami.^ O'Neal took classes at LSU as he had promised his mother he would graduate.

^ In August 2005 , O'Neal signed an 5-year-extension with the Heat for US $100 million dollars.

^ Remember thisIm going to bring a championship to Miami .
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.He claimed that one of the main reasons for wanting to be traded to Miami was because of their up-and-coming star, Dwyane Wade.^ He claimed that one of the main reasons for wanting to be traded to Miami was because of their up-and-coming star, Dwyane Wade .

^ The reason is because sugar daddies, sugar mommies and sugar babies understand they can be honest and up front about why they are here and what they are looking for.
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^ Whats interesting about that is the Knicks were ahead of Miami in the standings for ONE GAME the entire year, and it couldnt have come at a more inconvenient time.
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.With O'Neal on board, the new-look Heat surpassed expectations, claiming the best record in the Eastern Conference.^ With O'Neal on board, the new-look Heat surpassed expectations, claiming the best record in the Eastern Conference.

^ 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 averaged 22.9 ppg and 10.4 rpg, made his 12th consecutive All-Star Team, and made the All-NBA 1st Team.^ He also made the All-NBA 3rd Team.

^ He was a starter in 2004 and averaged 10.9 ppg and 7.4 rpg.
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^ When Jermaine made it to his 5,700th minute, he was averaging 19 ppg and 9 rpg, not 7 ppg and 4 rpg.
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.Despite being hobbled by a deep thigh bruise, O'Neal led the Heat to the Eastern Conference Finals and a Game 7 against the defending champion Detroit Pistons, losing by a narrow margin.^ 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.

^ Despite being hobbled by a deep thigh bruise, O'Neal led the Heat to the Eastern Conference Finals and a Game 7 against the defending champion Detroit Pistons , losing by a narrow margin.

^ 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.

.He also narrowly lost the 2004–05 MVP Award to Phoenix Suns guard Steve Nash in one of the closest votes in NBA history.^ He also narrowly lost the 2004-2005 MVP award to Phoenix Suns guard Steve Nash in one of the closest votes in history.

^ He also narrowly lost the 2004–05 MVP Award to Phoenix Suns guard Steve Nash in one of the closest votes in NBA history.

^ Don't trust Steve Nash and the Suns the rest of the way .
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O'Neal going in for a layup with the Heat
.In August 2005, O'Neal signed a 5-year-extension with the Heat for $100 million.^ In August 2005 , O'Neal signed an 5-year-extension with the Heat for US $100 million dollars.

^ In August 2005, O'Neal signed a 5-year-extension with the Heat for $100 million.

^ So after that surprise year, the Jazz signed Kirilenko to this contract extension.
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.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.^ 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.

^ 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.

^ With starters Udonis Haslem , Jason Williams , Wade and O'Neal missing a major amount of time early in the season, the Heat were immediately far behind schedule in terms of success.
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.They contended that O'Neal was worth more than $20 million per year, particularly given that considerably less valuable players earn almost the same amount.^ They contended that O'Neal was worth more than $20 million per year, particularly given that considerably less valuable players earn almost the same amount.

^ These players aren't anything more than what they are on the court.
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^ 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.

.In the second game of the 2005–06 season, O'Neal injured his right ankle and subsequently missed the following 18 games.^ O'Neal was injured for a great deal of the 1995–96 season , missing 28 games.

^ In the second game of the 2005–06 season , O'Neal injured his right ankle and subsequently missed the following 18 games.

^ In the 2006–07 season O'Neal missed over thirty games with a right knee injury.

.Many critics stated that Heat coach Pat Riley correctly managed O'Neal during the rest of the season, limiting his minutes to a career low.^ Pat Riley is the best coach Ive ever had.
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^ When asked about Pat Rileys return to coach the Miami Heat: .
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^ Many critics stated that Heat coach Pat Riley correctly managed O'Neal during the rest of the season, limiting his minutes to a career low.

.Riley felt doing so would allow O'Neal to be healthier and fresher come playoff time.^ Riley felt doing so would allow O'Neal to be healthier and fresher come playoff time.

^ 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.

^ I don't think Teresa is one that will cry and give up that easily, so when the time comes for Clare to finaly take control of her yoki she would not be alone.
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.Although O'Neal averaged career lows (or near-lows) in points, rebounds, and blocks, he said in an interview "Stats don't matter.^ Although O'Neal is averaging career lows in points, rebounds, and blocks, O'Neal said in a recent interview "Stats don't matter.

^ O'Neal experienced a rough start for the 2007–08 season, averaging career lows in points, rebounds and blocks.

^ Although O'Neal averaged career lows (or near-lows) in points, rebounds, and blocks, he said in an interview "Stats don't matter.

.I care about winning, not stats.^ I care about winning, not stats.

^ The day I stopped worrying about stats is the day I started winning.
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.If I score 0 points and we win I'm happy.^ If I score 0 points and we win I'm happy.

^ On February 27, 2009, O'Neal scored 45 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, his 49th career 40-point game in a win against the Toronto Raptors .

^ He was in foul trouble in the first half of the championship game, but then scored all 18 of his points in the second half, and led UConn from a seven point deficit to a one point win.
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.If I score 50, 60 points, break the records, and we lose, I'm pissed off.^ If I score 50, 60 points, break the records, and we lose, Im pissed off.
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^ If I score 50, 60 points, break the records, and we lose, I'm pissed off.

^ List of individual National Basketball Association scoring leaders by season List of National Basketball Association players with 60 or more points in a game .

.'Cause I knew I did something wrong.^ 'Cause I knew I did something wrong.

^ Cause I knew I did something wrong.
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.I'll have a hell of a season if I win the championship and average 20 points a game."^ Ill have a hell of a season if I win the championship and average 20 points a game.
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^ I'll have a hell of a season if I win the championship and average 20 points a game."

^ He even averaged 7.9 ppg in his second season and averaged 6.0 ppg in 3 playoff games.
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.During the 2005–06 season, the Heat recorded only a .500 record without O'Neal in the line-up.^ During the 2005–06 season, the Heat recorded only a .500 record without O'Neal in the line-up.

^ (Referring to the Heat team at the beginning of the 2005-06 season.
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^ O'Neal holding the championship ball when the NBA Champion Heat visited the White House O'Neal put up considerably lower numbers compared to those he recorded during the 2005–06 regular season, but he twice delivered dominant games in order to close out a playoff series: a 30-point, 20-rebound effort in Game 6 against the Chicago Bulls in the first round, and a 28-point, 16-rebound, 5-block effort in Game 6 against the Pistons.

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

^ Randy Foye , Timberwolves: 8 points (1-10 FG), 1 rebound, 4 assists against the 76ers.
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^ 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).

.O'Neal finished the 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.^ Field-goal percentage .

^ 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.

^ O'Neal finished the 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.

.In the 2006 NBA Playoffs, the Miami Heat would go on to win their first NBA Championship.^ Miami Heat 2006 NBA Finals Rec...
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^ In the 2006 NBA Playoffs , the Miami Heat would go on to win their first NBA Championship.

^ In the 2006 NBA Playoffs, the Miami Heat would go on to win their first NBA Championship.
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.Led by both O'Neal and eventual NBA Finals MVP Dwyane Wade, the 2nd seeded Heat defeated the defending Eastern Conference Champion and top-seeded Detroit Pistons in a rematch of the 2005 Conference Finals, and then defeated the Dallas Mavericks in the 2006 NBA Finals.^ Miami Heat 2006 NBA Finals Rec...
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^ Vote Up Vote Down 2005-2006 NBA Champions - Miami Heat .
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^ Despite being hobbled by a deep thigh bruise, O'Neal led the Heat to the Eastern Conference Finals and a Game 7 against the defending champion Detroit Pistons, losing by a narrow margin.
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O'Neal holding the championship ball when the NBA Champion Heat visited the White House
.O'Neal put up considerably lower numbers compared to those he recorded during the 2005–06 regular season, but he twice delivered dominant games in order to close out a playoff series: a 30-point, 20-rebound effort in Game 6 against the Chicago Bulls in the first round, and a 28-point, 16-rebound, 5-block effort in Game 6 against the Pistons.^ In the four games since he sat against the Chicago Bulls on Nov.
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^ In the series, O'Neal averaged 15.2 points, 9.2 rebounds and 1.0 assists per game.

^ Interestingly, Nazr is 2-2 on threes during the playoffs in his career, but is 0-3 during the regular season.
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.It was O'Neal's fourth title in seven seasons, and fulfilled his promise of delivering an NBA championship to Miami.^ Title: NBA Desktops miami heat ...

^ It was O'Neal's fourth title in seven seasons, and fulfilled his promise of delivering an NBA championship to Miami.

^ During the 2002 victory parade, O'Neal declared that Sacramento will never be the capital of California, after the Lakers beat the Kings in a tough seven game series enroute to completing a three-peat of championship titles.

.At the victory celebration O'Neal declared another championship was on the way, saying, "We will see you again next year!"^ Well see you again next year.
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^ At the victory celebration O’Neal declared another championship was on the way, saying, "We will see you again next year!"
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^ See you this time next year, and before that see you this Fall!
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.In the 2006–07 season O'Neal missed over thirty games with a right knee injury.^ In the 2006–07 season O'Neal missed over thirty games with a right knee injury.

^ Will miss the entire season with injury.
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^ Gilbert Arenas has played all of 15 games the last two seasons and his scoring and ability to give the team options in the clutch was sorely missed last season.
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.The Miami Heat struggled during his absence but with his return won seven of their next eight games.^ Shaquille ONeal at a Heat game in Miami!!!
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^ The Miami Heat struggled during his absence but with his return won seven of their next eight games.

^ When asked about Pat Rileys return to coach the Miami Heat: .
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.Bad luck still haunted the squad, however, as Wade dislocated his left shoulder, leaving O'Neal as the focus of the team.^ Bad luck still haunted the squad however, as Wade dislocated his left shoulder, leaving O'Neal as the focus of the team.

^ However, they are still very good players that can contribute a lot to a successful team.

^ However, this team isn't just about Kidd and Marion, but there is still a player I've yet to talk about who is the best of all of them: Dirk Nowitzki.

.Critics were doubting if O'Neal, now in his mid-thirties, was able to put the team on his shoulders and if he could carry them into the playoffs.^ Critics were doubting if O'Neal, now in his mid thirties, was able to put the team on his shoulders and if he could carry them into the playoffs.

^ He has always been a great closer and clutch player that has gotten his teams deep into the playoffs almost every year.

^ Meanwhile in Cleveland, weve seen Paul Silas get fired, and LeBron put up numbers while the team spins out of control and out of the playoffs.
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The Heat went on a much needed winning streak to keep them in the race for a playoff spot, which they finally secured against the Cleveland Cavaliers on April 5.
.In a rematch of the year before, the Heat faced the Bulls in the first round of the playoffs.^ In a rematch of the year before, the Heat faced the Bulls in the first round of the playoffs.

^ He has never missed the playoffs, never been eliminated in the first round, and anytime his team advances past the second round they win a championship.
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^ Two years later, the Knicks had declined sharply and were outsted in the first round in 2001, the same year that Houston's contract expired.
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.The Heat struggled against the Bulls and although O'Neal put up reasonable numbers, he was not able to dominate the series.^ The Heat struggled against the Bulls and although O'Neal put up reasonable numbers, he was not able to dominate the series.

^ O'Neal holding the championship ball when the NBA Champion Heat visited the White House O'Neal put up considerably lower numbers compared to those he recorded during the 2005–06 regular season, but he twice delivered dominant games in order to close out a playoff series: a 30-point, 20-rebound effort in Game 6 against the Chicago Bulls in the first round, and a 28-point, 16-rebound, 5-block effort in Game 6 against the Pistons.

^ Glen "Big Baby" Davis put up 22 points to go with eight rebounds and two steals in the Celtics' victory over the Heat.
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.The Bulls outplayed the Heat, resulting in a sweep.^ The Bulls outplayed the Heat, resulting in a sweep.

.It was for the first time in ten years that O'Neal did not advance into the second round.^ It was for the first time in ten years that O'Neal did not advance into the second round.

^ 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 .

^ I can see the Grizzlies rotating Gasol here at times to give their first round draft pick Thabeet more time at center.

.In the 2006–07 season O'Neal reached 25,000 career points, becoming the 14th player in NBA history to accomplish that milestone.^ In the 2006–07 season O'Neal reached 25,000 career points, becoming the 14th player in NBA history to accomplish that milestone.

^ 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.

^ Throughout his career, O'Neal established himself as a formidable low post presence, putting up career averages of 25.2 points on .581 field goal accuracy, 11.5 rebounds and 2.4 blocks per game (as of May 2008).

.Despite this milestone, the 2006–07 season was the first in his career in which O'Neal's scoring average dropped below 20 points per game.^ In the series, O'Neal averaged 15.2 points, 9.2 rebounds and 1.0 assists per game.

^ In the 2006–07 season O'Neal missed over thirty games with a right knee injury.

^ Ill have a hell of a season if I win the championship and average 20 points a game.
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.O'Neal experienced a rough start for the 2007–08 season, averaging career lows in points, rebounds and blocks.^ Although O'Neal is averaging career lows in points, rebounds, and blocks, O'Neal said in a recent interview "Stats don't matter.

^ O'Neal experienced a rough start for the 2007–08 season, averaging career lows in points, rebounds and blocks.

^ Although O'Neal averaged career lows (or near-lows) in points, rebounds, and blocks, he said in an interview "Stats don't matter.

.His role in the Heat offense diminished, as he attempted only 10 field goals per game, in comparison with his career average of 17. In addition, O'Neal was plagued by fouls, and during one stretch fouled out five consecutive games.^ His role in the Heat offense diminished, as he attempted only 10 field goals per game, in comparison with his career average of 17.

^ Since his return O'Neal is averaging a career low in minutes per game.

^ In addition, O'Neal was plagued by fouls, and during one stretch fouled out five consecutive games.

.As a result of his poor performance and lengthy court absences, O'Neal's 14 straight All-Star appearances ended that season, as he was neither selected as a starter nor as a reserve in the game at New Orleans.^ O'Neal played in the All-Star game and scored 14 points.

^ As a result of his poor performance and lengthy court absences, O'Neal's 14 straight All-Star appearances ended that season, as he was neither selected as a starter nor as a reserve in the game at New Orleans .

^ Referring to his selection into the 2009 All-Star Game: .
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Phoenix Suns

Shaquille O'Neal as a member of the Suns against the New Orleans Hornets, February 27, 2008
.The Phoenix Suns acquired O'Neal from the Miami Heat in exchange for Shawn Marion and Marcus Banks.^ Toronto Raptors have agreed to trade O'Neal and Jamario Moon to the Miami Heat for Shawn Marion and Marcus Banks.
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^ Phoenix Suns Shaquille O'Neal as a member of the Suns against the New Orleans Hornets, February 27, 2008The Phoenix Suns acquired O'Neal from the Miami Heat in exchange for Shawn Marion and Marcus Banks.
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^ At forward, the Mavs have newly acquired Shawn Marion .

.O'Neal made his Suns debut on February 20, 2008 against his former Lakers team, scoring 15 points and grabbing 9 rebounds in the process.^ O'Neal scored a game-high 25 points and grabbed 10 rebounds.

^ (Referring to his former Lakers team.
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^ O'Neal made his Suns debut on February 20, 2008 against his former Lakers team, scoring 15 points and grabbing 9 rebounds in the process.

.The Lakers won, 130–124. O'Neal was upbeat in a post-game press conference, stating: "I will take the blame for this loss because I wasn't in tune with the guys [...] But give me four or five days to really get in tune and I'll get it."^ The Lakers won, 130-124.
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^ The Lakers won, 130–124.

^ But give me four or five days to really get in tune and I'll get it."

[17]
.However, in 28 regular-season games, O'Neal averaged 12.9 points and 10.6 rebounds in his first year with the Suns,[18] reaching the playoffs.^ He even averaged 7.9 ppg in his second season and averaged 6.0 ppg in 3 playoff games.
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^ Nonetheless, in 28 regular-season games, O'Neal averaged 12.9 points and 10.6 rebounds in his first year with the Suns,[11] reaching the playoffs.
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^ In the series, O'Neal averaged 15.2 points, 9.2 rebounds and 1.0 assists per game.

.One of the alleged reasons for the trade was to limit Tim Duncan of the San Antonio Spurs in case of a series during the postseason, especially after the Suns' six-game elimination in the 2007 NBA Playoffs.^ Tim Duncan-Spurs-uTube!
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^ One of the alleged reasons for the trade was to limit Tim Duncan of the San Antonio Spurs in case of a series during the postseason, especially after the Suns' six-game elimination in the 2007 NBA Playoffs.
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^ He buried the Nets in 02-03 with a near quadruple double, and Duncans passing against the Pistons led the Spurs to victory in the fourth quarter of game 7.
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[19] .O'Neal and the Phoenix Suns did face the San Antonio Spurs in the first round of the playoffs, yet they were once again eliminated, this time in five games.^ It was for the first time in ten years that O'Neal did not advance into the second round.
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^ O'Neal and the Phoenix Suns did face the San Antonio Spurs in the first round of the playoffs, yet they were once again eliminated, this time in five games.
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.In the series, O'Neal averaged 15.2 points, 9.2 rebounds and 1.0 assists per game.^ When he was with the Grizzlies, Bibby was averaging 8+ assists per game.
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^ In the series, O'Neal averaged 15.2 points, 9.2 rebounds and 1.0 assists per game.

^ Assists per game .

[18]
.The 2008–09 season differed very much for O'Neal, averaging 18 pts, 9 rebounds, and 1.6 blocks through the first half (41 games) of the season, leading the Suns to a 23–18 record and 2nd place in their division.^ Bosh leads Raptors to 111-103 victory over Heat AP TORONTO -- Chris Bosh had 24 points and a season-high 18 rebounds, Andrea Bargnani scored 27 points and the Toronto Raptors beat the Miami Heat 111-103 ...
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^ The guy has a career average of 6.2 assists per game and has proven to be a very good passer.

^ He even averaged 7.9 ppg in his second season and averaged 6.0 ppg in 3 playoff games.
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[20] .He returned to the All-Star Game in 2009 and emerged as co-MVP along with ex-teammate Kobe Bryant.^ He returned to the All-Star Game in 2009 and emerged as co-MVP along with ex-teammate Kobe Bryant.

^ Referring to his selection into the 2009 All-Star Game: .
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^ And if you want to look at the players drafted after him, you could have had a productive all star at every position: Steve Nash , Kobe Bryant , Peja Stojakovic , Jermaine O'Neal and Zydrunas Ilgauskas .
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.On February 27, 2009, O'Neal scored 45 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, his 49th career 40-point game in a win against the Toronto Raptors.^ If I score 0 points and we win Im happy.
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^ February 3, 2009 11:38 am .

^ If I score 0 points and we win I'm happy.

.He and the Suns defeated the Raptors 133–113. The 2009 NBA Playoffs was also the first time since O'Neal's rookie season in 1992–93 that he did not participate in the playoffs.^ NBA Rookie of the Year 1992–93 .

^ He and the Suns defeated the Raptors 133–113.

^ The 2009 NBA Playoffs was also the first time since O'Neal's rookie season in 1992–93 that he did not participate in the playoffs.

Cleveland Cavaliers

.On June 25, 2009, O'Neal was traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers for Sasha Pavlovic, Ben Wallace, $500,000 and a 2010 second round draft pick.^ June 26, 2009 : Traded by the Phoenix Suns to the Cleveland Cavaliers for Sasha Pavlovic , Ben Wallace , cash and a 2010 2nd round draft pick.
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^ Was traded with Eddie House to Charlotte for two second round picks.
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^ Was traded to the Kings for a second round pick.
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[21] .Upon arriving in Cleveland, Shaq said, "My motto is very simple: Win a Ring for the King," referring to LeBron James.^ James said the arena proposal was ''still very much alive.''
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^ Every time that Ive won a championship Ive looked at my guys around me and looked at their work ethic and said You know what, Im going to win it this year.
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^ Official site of the 03-04 Rookie of the Year, King LeBron James.
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[22]
.On Friday, February 25, 2010 O'Neal suffered a severe right thumb injury while going up for a block against Glen Davis against the Boston Celtics.^ Glen "Big Baby" Davis put up 22 points to go with eight rebounds and two steals in the Celtics' victory over the Heat.
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^ I studied a minute, sort of holding my breath, and then says to myself: "All right, then, I'll go to hell" -- and tore it up.

^ (Referring to the Heat-Celtics game, in which Miami overcame a 25-point deficit to defeat Boston .
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[23] He had surgery on the thumb on March 1 and will be out up to 8 weeks.[24]

Player profile

O'Neal's free throw shooting is regarded as one of his major weaknesses.
.Throughout his career, O'Neal established himself as a formidable low post presence, putting up career averages of 25.2 points on .581 field goal accuracy, 11.5 rebounds and 2.4 blocks per game (as of May 2008).^ Blocks per game .

^ In the series, O'Neal averaged 15.2 points, 9.2 rebounds and 1.0 assists per game.

^ May 1, 2008 2:25 pm .

.At 7 ft 1 in (2.16 m), 325 lb (147 kg; 23.2 st)[25] and U.S. shoe size 23,[26] he is famous for his physical stature.^ The biggest pair of shoes I have now are a size 20 Nike Air Force Strong, I also have some 18’s and 16’s.
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^ Age 25 7′ 1″ 310 pounds Size 22 shoe .
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^ Mike Sunday April 29, 2007 at 3:25 pm I am 16 and I have a size 18 shoe.
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.His physical frame gives him a power advantage over most opponents, and for a man of that size, he is quick and explosive.^ His physical frame gives him a power advantage over most opponents, and for a man of that size, he is quick and explosive.

^ They all want LeBron James and LeBron has teased everyone involved, but let's not forget that Cleveland will still be able to give him the most money.
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^ Give me the good old days when a man carried a club and had a brain the size of a walnut!"
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.O'Neal's "drop step", (called the "Black Tornado" by O'Neal) in which he posts up a defender, turns around and, using his elbows for leverage, powers past him for a very high-percentage slam dunk, has proven an extremely effective offensive weapon, though it has been limited in recent years.^ Post Defense - Effectiveness of defending a player in the post.
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^ Post Offense Effectiveness of offensive post moves.
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^ Post Offense - Effectiveness of offensive post moves.
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.In addition, O'Neal frequently uses a right-handed jump hook shot to score near the basket.^ In addition, O'Neal frequently uses a right-handed jump hook shot to score near the basket.

^ His presence serves to intimidate opposing players shooting near the basket, and he has averaged 2.4 blocked shots per game over the course of his career.

^ O'Neal also won the scoring title that year while finishing second in rebounds and third in blocked shots.

.The ability to dunk frequently contributes to his career field goal accuracy of .582; he is the second most accurate shooter of all time.^ Dunk Dunk accuracy, frequency, and creativity.
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^ Dunk - Dunk accuracy, frequency, and creativity.
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^ Pound for pound, he is the most athletic player of all time.

[27]
.Opposing teams often use up many fouls on O'Neal, limiting the playing time of their own big men.^ Opposing teams often use up many fouls on O'Neal, limiting the playing time of their own big men.

^ On the July 27th Edition Of WWE Raw , O'Neal was the special guest host and put himself as the special ringside enforcer in a match involving Cryme Time and the WWE Unified Tag Team Champions Chris Jericho and The Big Show .

^ They ended up becoming better than many of the teams that made the playoffs, and as long as they stay healthy, they will undoubtedly get there next year (so long, Memphis).
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.O'Neal's 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.^ His inside presence in the post is not only seen on offense, but on defense as well.

^ O'Neal's 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.

^ Opposing teams often use up many fouls on O'Neal, limiting the playing time of their own big men.

.O'Neal's primary weakness is his free-throw shooting.^ O'Neal's primary weakness is his free-throw shooting.

^ O'Neal's free throw shooting is regarded as one of his major weaknesses.

^ Free Throw - Free Throw shooting accuracy.
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.His career average is 52.4%.^ His career average is 52.4%.

.He once missed all 11 free throws in a game against the Seattle SuperSonics on December 8, 2000, a record.^ He once missed all 11 free throws in a game against the Seattle SuperSonics on December 8, 2000, a record.

^ I missed 13 free throws.
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^ He holds NCAA Tournament (http://www.mahalo.com/Special:Createpage?term=NCAA+Men%27s+Basketball+To urnament) records for the most points scored, most free throws made, most free throw attempts and most games played.
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[28] .In hope of exploiting O'Neal's poor foul shooting, opponents often commit intentional fouls against him, a tactic known as "Hack-a-Shaq". O'Neal is the fourth-ranked player all-time in free throws taken,[29] having shot 10895 in 1117 games through the 08-09 season.^ In hope of exploiting O'Neal's poor foul shooting, opponents often commit intentional fouls against him, a tactic known as " Hack-a-Shaq ".

^ O'Neal's primary weakness is his free-throw shooting.

^ O'Neal is the fourth-ranked player all-time in free throws taken, 21 having shot 10895 in 1117 games through the 08-09 season.

.On December 25, 2008, O'Neal missed his 5,000th free throw, becoming the second player in NBA history to do so along with Wilt Chamberlain.^ On December 25, 2008, O'Neal missed his 5,000th free throw, becoming the second player in NBA history to do so along with Wilt Chamberlain.

^ I missed 13 free throws.
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^ Originally the play was written in French, and opened in Zurich on December 8, 2006, however its English version opened on March 25, 2008 in London’s West End.

[30]
.O'Neal has been able to step up his performance in big games, having been voted three-times NBA Finals Most Valuable Player.^ NBA Finals Most Valuable Player 2000 2001 2002 .

^ Owns the record for most three's attempted in an NBA Finals with 50.
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^ Most Valuable Player 1999–2000 .

.On his own half of the hardwood, O'Neal is considered to be a capable defender, and he was named three times to the All-NBA Second Defensive Team.^ He also made the All-NBA 3rd Team.

^ On his own half of the hardwood, O'Neal is considered to be a capable defender, and he was named three times to the All-NBA Second Defensive Team.
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^ O'Neal made the All-NBA 2nd Team and was second in MVP voting.

.His presence serves to intimidate opposing players shooting near the basket, and he has averaged 2.4 blocked shots per game over the course of his career.^ Blocks per game .
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^ His presence serves to intimidate opposing players shooting near the basket, and he has averaged 2.4 blocked shots per game over the course of his career.
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^ O'Neal's 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.
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As a teammate, O'Neal is also noted for his ability to form symbiotic relationships with young, talented guards. .Playing alongside O'Neal, talents like Penny Hardaway, Kobe Bryant and Dwyane Wade blossomed into legitimate superstars.^ Playing alongside O'Neal, talents like Penny Hardaway , Kobe Bryant and Dwyane Wade blossomed into legitimate superstars.
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^ Kobe bryant confirmed at 6-4 3/4 Upon meeting Bryant two Fridays ago, O'Neal Mitchell of Tenaha, Texas, surmised that Bryant wasn't as tall as advertised.
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^ 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.
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Media personality

O'Neal is generally liked by the media for his playful tone in interviews. .He has been called "The Big Aristotle and Hobo Master", a name that was self-given, for his composure and insights during these interviews.^ He has been called "The Big Aristotle and Hobo Master", a name that was self-given, for his composure and insights during these interviews.

.O'Neal has several nicknames, many of which have been given by the media.^ O'Neal has several nicknames, some of which have been given by the media.

Some of the most common ones are "Shaq," "The Diesel," "Shaq Fu," "The Big Aristotle," "The Big Daddy," "Superman," "The Big Agave," "The Big Cactus," "The Big Shaqtus," "The Big Galactus," "Wilt Chamberneezy," "The Big Baryshnikov," "The Real Deal," "Dr. Shaq" (after earning his MBA), and, most recently, "Shaqovic."[31][32]
During the 2000 Screen Actors Guild strike, O'Neal performed in a commercial for Disney. .O'Neal was fined by the union for crossing the picket line.^ There's a fine line, and straight-forward name-calling crosses it, as this does.
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[33][34]
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." During the 2002 victory parade, O'Neal declared that Sacramento will never be the capital of California, after the Lakers beat the Kings in a tough seven game series enroute to completing a three-peat of championship titles. .He also received some media flak for mocking Chinese speech when interviewed about newcomer center Yao Ming, but he was able to downplay the media attention to the event.^ Yao Ming responded with: "Chinese is a hard language to learn."
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^ November 17th, 2009, 11:31 PM I saw some survey work for 1 Center Street taking place about a month ago.
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^ But all that is about to change as Yao Ming has been drafted with which the morals of the Rockets are better than ever.

.O'Neal told a reporter, "you tell Yao Ming, ching chong yang, wah, ah so". Yao himself stated he did not find it offensive, but could see how others might interpret the remark as a racist comment.^ AM And I find it offensive that a non-Asian is telling an Asian "you're too sensitive."
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^ O'Neal told a reporter, "you tell Yao Ming, ching chong yang, wah, ah so".
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^ I don't see how you could call Clare selfish.
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.Yao replied that Chinese is a difficult language to learn.^ Yao replied that Chinese is a difficult language to learn.

.O'Neal's supporters said it was a reaction to Yao being over promoted by marketers and the media.^ O'Neal's supporters said it was a reaction to Yao being over promoted by marketers and the media.
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.Some blame this hype for allowing Yao to edge O'Neal in fan voting for the starting position of center at the All-Star Game.^ O'Neal played in the All-Star game and scored 14 points.
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^ Some blame this hype for allowing Yao to edge O'Neal in fan voting for the starting position of center at the All-Star Game.

^ O'Neal starred in Shaq Fu , a fighting game for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System and Sega Genesis .

.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.^ 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.

^ O'Neal played in the All-Star game and scored 14 points.
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^ He did not play in the game, due to an abdominal injury.
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.The quip inspired countless citations and references by announcers during those playoffs, though Dampier himself offered little response to the insult.^ The quip inspired countless citations and references by announcers during those playoffs, though Dampier himself offered little response to the insult.

^ Anonymous 11/19/09(Thu)16:42 No.2390461 Can we somehow get Shaq to refer to himself as Shaw on Twitter or something so we can use that as a citation?
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.The two would meet in the 2006 NBA Finals.^ The two would meet in the 2006 NBA Finals.
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^ The two would meet in the 2006 NBA Finals .

^ He brought home three NBA Championships this decade and was named NBA Finals MVP for two of those championships, in 2003 and 2005.
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.O'Neal is very vocal with the media, and often jabs at former Laker teammate Kobe Bryant.^ Or will Kobe Bryant and the Lakers break the cycle?

^ O'Neal is very vocal with the media, and often jabs at former Laker teammate Kobe Bryant.
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^ O'Neal 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 until well into the 2005–2006 season.^ Kobe was until well into the 2005-2006 season.
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^ Kobe was until well into the 2005–2006 season.

^ (When asked about his relationship with Kobe Bryant.
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.O'Neal has also appeared in many other shows such as Saturday Night Live and in 2007 hosted Shaq's Big Challenge, a reality show on ABC where he challenged Florida kids to lose weight and stay in shape.^ O'Neal has also appeared in many other shows such as Saturday Night Live and in 2007 hosted Shaq's Big Challenge, a reality show on ABC where he challenged Florida kids to lose weight and stay in shape.
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^ O'Neal hosted a reality television show called Shaq's Big Challenge on ABC. O'Neal appeared in a SportsCenter commercial dressed in his Miami police uniform, rescuing Mike the Tiger from a tree.
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^ They didn't care whether such phonetic humor was even appropriate to use on a Japanese, Chinese, Korean, or other kid.
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.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 was believed to signify the end of the so-called "Shaq–Kobe feud" that had festered since the center left Los Angeles.^ Or will Kobe Bryant and the Lakers break the cycle?

^ O'Neal has won four NBA Championships : three with the Los Angeles Lakers and one most recently in 2006 , with the Miami Heat .

^ (Referring to Bryant in the Heat-Lakers game.
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.O'Neal was quoted as saying that he accepted the advice of NBA legend Bill Russell to make peace with Bryant.^ O'Neal was quoted as saying that he accepted the advice of NBA legend Bill Russell to make peace with Bryant.

^ Though they still think that Shaquille O'Neal would would would kill Bill Russell.
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^ The newspaper also quoted Türkoğlu as saying that he was not surprised at the gesture from O'Neal "because Muslim people support each other."

[35] .However, on June 22, 2008, O'Neal freestyled a diss rap about Bryant in a New York club.^ However, on June 22, 2008, O'Neal freestyled a diss rap about Bryant in a New York club.

^ After completing school, Jackson joined Laurence's group LJE (Laurence-Jones Ensemble) and played the New York club scene.
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^ Shaq attacks Kobe " TMZ Video " (June 22, 2008) dead link ^ " Shaq takes a freestyle swipe at Kobe ".

.While rapping, O'Neal blamed Kobe for his divorce from his wife Shaunie and claims to have received a vasectomy, as part of a rhyme.^ While rapping, O'Neal blamed Kobe for his divorce from his wife Shaunie and .
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^ While rapping, O'Neal blamed Kobe for his divorce from his wife Shaunie and claims to have received a vasectomy, as part of a rhyme.

^ That being said, I don't expect Kobe to get an apology anytime soon for being blamed for Shaq's divorce which apparently is not going to happen after all.
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.He also taunted Bryant for not being able to win a championship without him.^ He also taunted Bryant for not being able to win a championship without him.

^ We may be worse off without Chauncey, but we wouldn't be able to win a championship with him so that trade was a necessary move.

^ Can Kobe finally win a championship without Shaq and thus solidify his name on the list of the NBA's greatest wingmen?

.O'Neal led the audience to mockingly chant several times "Kobe, tell me how my ass tastes."^ O'Neal led the audience to mockingly chant several times "Kobe, tell me how my ass tastes."

^ How did my original speculation that there could have been times, in the history of Claymores, when certain Claymores weren't on par with the standard Claymores who have held the same rank.
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^ NOTE #2: There has been a growing demand for me to make my roster file accessible because of how time consuming it is to manually update rosters with (or without) this guide.
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[36] .O'Neal justified his act by saying "I was freestyling.^ O'Neal justified his act by saying "I was freestyling.

That's all. It was all done in fun. .Nothing serious whatsoever.^ Nothing serious whatsoever.
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That is what MC's do. .They freestyle when called upon.^ They freestyle when called upon.

.I'm totally cool with Kobe.^ I'm totally cool with Kobe.

.No issue at all."^ No issue at all."

[37] .Although even other exponents of hip hop, such as Snoop Dogg, Nas and Cory Gunz, agreed with O'Neal,[38] Maricopa County, Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio expressed his intention to relieve O'Neal of his Maricopa County sheriff posse badge, due to use of a racially derogatory word and other foul language.^ In hope of exploiting O'Neal's poor foul shooting, opponents often commit intentional fouls against him, a tactic known as " Hack-a-Shaq ".
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^ He punched center Brad Miller after an intentional foul to prevent a basket and resulting in a melee with Miller, forward Charles Oakley and several other players.
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^ They didn't care whether such phonetic humor was even appropriate to use on a Japanese, Chinese, Korean, or other kid.
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.The quote from his song was "it's like a white boy trying to be more nigga than me."^ The quote from his song was "it's like a white boy trying to be more nigga than me."

^ His assignment this week will more than likely be Indianapolis star wide receiver Reggie Wayne .

^ Should have made the team more than once, but thats what happens when you play in dead cities like Vancouver and Atlanta.
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[39]

Off court

Education

.O'Neal left LSU for the NBA after three years.^ Off court O'Neal left LSU for the NBA after three years.
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^ O'Neal left LSU for the NBA after three years.

^ Los Angeles Lakers After the 1995–96 season, O'Neal left the Orlando Magic to join the Los Angeles Lakers after being enticed by a seven-year, $122 million contract.
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.However, he promised his mother he would eventually return to his studies and complete his bachelor's degree.^ However, he promised his mother he would eventually return to his studies and complete his bachelor's degree .

^ Only two games in a night, however, means that some of us were starting players we would normally have stashed on our bench or off our roster completely.
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^ O'Neal left LSU early to pursue his NBA career, but returned to school in 2000 and received a Bachelor of Arts in General Studies.

.He fulfilled that promise in 2000, earning his bachelor of arts in general studies.^ He fulfilled that promise in 2000, earning his bachelor of arts in general studies.

^ However, he promised his mother he would eventually return to his studies and complete his bachelor's degree .

^ O'Neal left LSU early to pursue his NBA career, but returned to school in 2000 and received a Bachelor of Arts in General Studies.

[40] .Coach Phil Jackson let O'Neal miss a home game so he could attend graduation.^ Coach Phil Jackson let O'Neal miss a home game so he could attend graduation.

^ (Shaqs sarcastic retort to Phil Jacksons claim that, in Shaqs initial Suns game, he would be taking the ball out of bounds and waiting for the other team to get back.
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^ A versatile player who could be a good fit in Phil Jackson's Triangle Offense.
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At the ceremony, he told the crowd "now I can go and get a real job". Subsequently, O'Neal earned an MBA online through the University of Phoenix in 2005. In reference to his completion of his MBA degree, he stated:
.It's just something to have on my resume for when I go back into reality.^ It's just something to have on my resume for when I go back into reality.

^ The game runs in true real time: new surprises every time you check back into your game.
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^ When I first started going to Newark I quickly realized I had to plan my travel two or three blocks away from this hotel, especially in the late afternoon.
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.Someday I might have to put down a basketball and have a regular 9-to-5 like everybody else.^ Someday I might have to put down a basketball and have a regular 9-to-5 like everybody else.
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^ And I want to do it the right way, like everybody else, not just a famous figurehead that gets a job because he is a famous basketball player.
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[41]

Law enforcement

.Also, O'Neal has maintained a high level of interest in the workings of the police department and has become personally involved in law enforcement.^ Also, 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, in reference to his completion of an MBA degree Also, O'Neal has maintained a high level of interest in the workings of the police department and has become personally involved in law enforcement.
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^ He's become an amazing playmaker that can score, pass, and defend all at a high level.

.O'Neal went through the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Reserve Academy and became a reserve officer with the L.A. Port Police.^ Los Angeles Lakers After the 1995–96 season, O'Neal left the Orlando Magic to join the Los Angeles Lakers after being enticed by a seven-year, $122 million contract.
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^ Laker Notes", Los Angeles Times, Page D.6 ^ O'Neal to get degree from LSU - Sports ^ The Big Executive?
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^ (Playfully responding to questions about partaking in a police raid as a reserve sheriffs deputy.
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.He is seen in a commercial for ESPN in Miami Police garb climbing up a tree to rescue LSU's costumed mascot Mike the Tiger.^ He is seen in a commercial for ESPN in Miami Police garb climbing up a tree to rescue LSU mascot Mike the Tiger.
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^ He is seen in a commercial for ESPN in Miami Police garb climbing up a tree to rescue LSU mascot Mike the Tiger (the costumed one, not the real one).

^ O'Neal appeared in a SportsCenter commercial dressed in his Miami police uniform, rescuing Mike the Tiger from a tree.

.On March 2, 2005, O'Neal was given an honorary U.S. Deputy Marshal title and named the spokesman for the Safe Surfin' Foundation; he served an honorary role on the task force of the same name, which tracks down sexual predators who target children on the Internet.^ On March 2, 2005, O'Neal was given an honorary U.S. Deputy Marshal title and named the spokesman for the Safe Surfin' Foundation; he served an honorary role on the task force of the same name, which tracks down sexual predators who target children on the Internet.

^ Going undercover -Shaq helps task force track Internet sex predators ".

^ Jason Friday March 18, 2005 at 3:10 am LOL … so many sad internet liars here.
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[42]
.Upon his trade to Miami, O'Neal began training to become a Miami Beach reserve officer.^ 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).
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^ Upon signing with the Heat, O'Neal promised the fans that he would bring a championship to Miami.
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^ O'Neal went through the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Reserve Academy and became a reserve officer with the L.A. Port Police.
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.On December 8, 2005, he was sworn in as a reserve officer, electing for a private ceremony so not to distract from the special moment of the other officers.^ 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).
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^ Shaq sworn in as reserve police officer ".

^ On December 8, 2005, he was sworn in as a reserve officer, electing for a private ceremony so not to distract from the special moment of the other officers.

.He assumed a $1 per year salary in this capacity.^ He assumed a $1 per year salary in this capacity.

[43] .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.^ 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.

^ On September 4, 2007, O'Neal filed for divorce from his wife Shaunie in a Miami-Dade Circuit court.

^ In 1970, he received a phone call from producer Hal Davis who urgently needed a song written to a backing track he had entitled 'I'll Be There'.
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[43] .O'Neal's actions resulted in the arrest of two suspects, whom he had witnessed assaulting a man on the street while calling out homosexual slurs.^ O'Neal's actions resulted in the arrest of two suspects, whom he had witnessed assaulting a man on the street while calling out homosexual slurs.

^ 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.

^ Trying to defend O'Neal, teams put two, or sometimes even three defenders on him, resulting in uncontested shot opportunities for his teammates.
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[44]

Music career

Shaquille O'Neal
Birth name Shaquille O'Neal
Also known as Shaq
The Man of Steel
Born March 6, 1972 (1972-03-06) (age 38)
Origin Newark, New Jersey
Genres Hip hop
Occupations Rapper
Years active 1993–present
Labels Jive, Interscope, A&M, Trauma
Associated acts Lord Tariq and Peter Gunz, DJ Kayslay, Fu-Schnickens, Def Jef, DJ Quik, Erick Sermon
From 1993 onward, O'Neal has pursued a rapping career. .He has released five studio albums and 1 compilation album.^ He has released five studio albums and 1 compilation album .

.Although his rapping abilities were often criticized earlier in his career,[45][46] it has been noted that he has continuously been "progressing as a rapper in small steps, not leaps and bounds"[47] and has also been praised for his skills.^ He was small in height (6'7"-6'9" not counting the fro), but made up for it with his athleticism and leaping ability.

.His 1993 debut album, Shaq Diesel, received platinum certification from the RIAA.^ His 1993 debut album, Shaq Diesel , received platinum certification from the RIAA .

^ The album demonstrated the trio's enduring critical and commercial standing, receiving good reviews and debuting at the top of the US charts at the end of June....

.O'Neal was featured alongside Michael Jackson as a guest rapper on "2 Bad," a song from Jackson's 1995 album HIStory.^ Lead singer Michael Jackson (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Jackson) is prominetely featured on the album tracks.
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^ Later she recorded two more albums on her own and then was featured in movies such as The Last Dragon, Action Jackson, and 52 Pickup.
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^ I tired of him constantly having hiphop guests on his albums and doing lame hiphop/R&B songs on otherwise great albums (i.e.
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.His first rap single, "(I Know I Got) Skillz," was featured in the film Pineapple Express.^ The album contained two hit singles, "Don't Rock The Boat" (which featured a guest rap from Ecstasy of Whodini) and "Snake In The Grass".
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^ His first rap single, "(I Know I Got) Skillz," was recently featured on the film Pineapple Express .

^ I still don't know a single woman in Germany (Deutschland in the language) that has been given the first name of "Dietrich".
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Acting

.O'Neal has appeared as himself on an episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm, bedridden after Larry David's character accidentally tripped him while stretching, and in two episodes each of My Wife and Kids and the The Parkers.^ O'Neal appeared in an episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm, bedridden after Larry David's character accidentally tripped him while stretching.
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^ O'Neal appeared on an episode of Fear Factor.
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^ O'Neal appears as an unlockable character in Delta Force: Black Hawk Down video game.
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.O'Neal appeared in the 311 music video for the hit single "You Wouldn't Believe" in 2001, in P. Diddy's video for "Bad Boys 4 Life", and the video for Aaron Carter's "That's How I Beat Shaq.^ Believe what you want but as of what I saw, Shaq is 7'1.
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^ O'Neal appeared in the 311 music video for the hit single "You Wouldn't Believe" in 2001.
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^ O'Neal appears as an unlockable character in Delta Force: Black Hawk Down video game.
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.O'Neal appeared in the movie CB4 in a small "interviewing" scene.^ O'Neal appeared in the movie CB4 in a small "interviewing" scene.
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O'Neal played John Henry Irons/Steel in a movie based on the popular superhero Steel. O'Neal appeared in a SportsCenter commercial dressed in his Miami police uniform, rescuing Mike the Tiger from a tree. O'Neal was also a support character in the movie "Blue Chips" with Nick Nolte. O'Neal also reportedly wanted a role in the film X2 (the second in the X-Men film series), but was ignored by the filmmakers.[48]
.He has voiced animated versions of himself on several occasions, including on the animated series Static Shaq episode of Static Shock; in the Johnny Bravo episode Back on Shaq, in which Shaquille O'Neal discovers that Johnny Bravo is a good luck charm and uses him to help his team win games until it came to a face-off against Seth Green and his good-luck charm Huckleberry Hound; and in the Ultimate Showdown of Ultimate Destiny, in which he is seen fighting Godzilla and survives a collision with the Batmobile.^ O'Neal has appeared on the animated series Static Shock on the episode "Static Shaq", as a special guest.
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^ O’Neal then survives a collision with the Batmobile.
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^ He is seen fighting Godzilla (with a reference to his fighting game, the movie stating that O'Neal "opened up a can of Shaq Fu").
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.Because he is a fan of The Man of Steel, Static Shock creators had hoped to have O'Neal and Superman meet in a Season 3 episode, but O'Neal was not located in time to do the episode.^ But that season was a horrible one to watch for Cleveland fans and one that's only forgotten because of the talent of James.
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^ (On a Static Shock episode.
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Video games

.O'Neal is featured on the covers of video games NBA Live 96, NBA 2K6, NBA 2K7, NBA Showtime: NBA on NBC, NBA Hoopz, and NBA Inside Drive 2004.^ At the time NBA 2k had Arroyo rated 58 overall, which probably made him the most underrated basketball player in a video game ever.
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^ Shaq was asked to evaluate rookie Luke Waltons passing skills, who recorded 8 assists against the Pistons in Game 2 of the 2004 NBA Finals: .
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^ (After Game 3 of the 2004 NBA Finals, when the Lakers lost to the Pistons 88-68) .
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.O'Neal appeared in the arcade version of NBA Jam, NBA Jam (2003) and NBA Live 2004 as a current player and as a 90's All-Star.^ O’Neal appeared in Backyard Basketball 2004.
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^ O'Neal also appeared in NBA Jam (2003) and NBA Live 2004 as a current player and as a 90's All-Star.
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^ O'Neal appeared in the arcade version of NBA Jam.
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.O'Neal starred in Shaq Fu, a fighting game for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System and Sega Genesis.^ O'Neal had a 2005 reality series on ESPN, Shaquille O'Neal starred in Shaq Fu, a fighting game for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System and Sega Genesis O'Neal was pranked on the MTV show Punk'd when a crew member accused him of stealing his parking space.
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^ C02E3D61238F935A25752C0A9649C8B63 ^ ESPN - Daily Dime: Shaq gets the spotlight, while Kobe gets the game ESPN.com ^ a b Shaquille O'Neal career stats and splits NBA.com ^ Why Shaq?
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^ When asked about what Shaq said to McGrady after kissing him after McGradys dunk in the 2007 All-Star Game: .
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.O'Neal has also appeared in Backyard Basketball 2004, Ready 2 Rumble Boxing: Round 2 as a playable boxer, and as an unlockable character in Delta Force: Black Hawk Down.^ O'Neal appears as an unlockable character in Delta Force: Black Hawk Down video game.
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^ O’Neal appeared in Backyard Basketball 2004.
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^ O'Neal appeared in Ready 2 Rumble Boxing: Round 2 as a playable boxer.
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Reality television

.O'Neal and his mother Lucille Harrison were featured in the documentary film Apple Pie, which aired on ESPN. O'Neal had a 2005 reality series on ESPN, Shaquille, and hosted a reality television show called Shaq's Big Challenge on ABC appearing with Tyler Florence and Carlon Colker among others.^ O'Neal and his mother, Lucille Harrison, were featured in the documentary film, Apple Pie, which aired on ESPN. O'Neal appeared on NBA Ballers and NBA Ballers: Phenom.
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^ O'Neal hosted a reality television show called Shaq's Big Challenge on ABC. O'Neal appeared in a SportsCenter commercial dressed in his Miami police uniform, rescuing Mike the Tiger from a tree.
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^ O'Neal has also appeared in many other shows such as Saturday Night Live and in 2007 hosted Shaq's Big Challenge, a reality show on ABC where he challenged Florida kids to lose weight and stay in shape.
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.O'Neal appeared on NBA Ballers and NBA Ballers: Phenom, in the 2002 Discovery Channel special "Motorcycle Mania 2" requesting an exceptionally large bike to fit his large size from famed custom motorcycle builder Jesse G. James, in the first Idol Gives Back in 2007, on an episode of Fear Factor, and on an episode of MTV's Jackass, where he was lifted off the ground on Wee Man's back.^ O'Neal appears on the 2002 Discovery Channel special "Motorcycle Mania 2" as a customer of famed custom motorcycle builder Jesse G. James.
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^ O'Neal's large size requires an exceptionally large bike.
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^ O'Neal has been featured in an episode of MTV's Jackass, where he was lifted off the ground on .
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.O'Neal is a fan of wrestling and has made appearances at many WWE events.^ O'Neal is a fan of wrestling and has made appearances at many WWE events.
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O'Neal was pranked on the MTV show Punk'd when a crew member accused him of stealing his parking space. .After O'Neal and his wife went into the restaurant, Ashton Kutcher's crew members let the air out of O'Neal's car tires.^ After O'Neal and his wife went into the restaurant, Ashton Kutcher's crew members let the air out of O'Neal's car tires.
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^ O'Neal and the crew member then got into an altercation and after Kutcher told O'Neal he was Punk'd, O'Neal flipped the bird at the camera.
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^ O’Neal’s cars must have their interiors ripped out and their seats moved back ten inches before he is able to drive them.
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.O'Neal and the crew member then got into an altercation and after Kutcher told O'Neal he was Punk'd, O'Neal flipped the bird at the camera.^ O'Neal and the crew member then got into an altercation and after Kutcher told O'Neal he was Punk'd, O'Neal flipped the bird at the camera.
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^ After O'Neal and his wife went into the restaurant, Ashton Kutcher's crew members let the air out of O'Neal's car tires.
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O'Neal is starring in a reality show called Shaq Vs. which premiered on August 18, 2009 on ABC. The show features O'Neal competing against other athletes at their own sports.[51] .On the July 27 episode of WWE Raw, O'Neal was the special guest host and put himself as the special ringside enforcer in a match involving Cryme Tyme and the Unified WWE Tag Team Champions Chris Jericho and The Big Show.^ O'Neal has appeared on the animated series Static Shock on the episode "Static Shaq", as a special guest.
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^ Description: This is an edited version of WWE RAW 2 comes with all new superstars with their special moves.This includes an autopatcher wich makes older versions of WWE RAW(RAW 1,RAW2) to WWE RAW 2007.
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^ Blitzilla says on 27/Jul/09 Hey guys, i jsut saw RAW when shaq was hosting it.
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.After the match O'Neal and Big Show had a confrontation which lead to O'Neal shoulder blocking The Big Show.^ Chris Jericho & Big Show Vs Cryme Time With Shaq O' Neal 07/27/09 WWE Raw Referee Match!
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^ YouTube "Chili"-Chris Jericho & Big Show Vs Cryme Time With Shaq O' Neal 07/27/09 WWE Raw Referee Match!
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^ Big show 7'4 and o'neal 7'1.
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.He even became a nominee for the Raw Guest Host of the Year during the 2009 Slammy Awards; the award was won by Bob Barker.^ The storylines and characters during the early years of Raw still had a healthy dose of the old Federation "gimmick-heavy" style.
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^ He wasn't even when he was in Boston, playing on a one year contract with the Celtics and proving invaluable during the Celtics 2008 championship run.
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^ After buying Raw back, McMahon announced that instead of general managers being in charge of Raw, each week a different guest host would be in charge.
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Other projects

.O'Neal is looking to expand his business ventures with real-estate-development projects aimed at assisting Orlando homeowners facing foreclosure.^ The Actors Fund is looking for real estate sites in New York City and Los Angeles as well.
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^ On hand was the project's prospective developer, Mulberry Urban Renewal, a joint venture of Metro Homes of Hoboken and Newark Redevelopment Corp.
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^ One of the major players in the deal were the owners of Iberia who purchases the track real estate then subdiveded it and sold it to home developers.
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.His plans involve buying the mortgages of those who have fallen into foreclosure and then selling the homes back to them under more affordable terms.^ A lot of them are half built and abandoned as the builders know that its going to be hard to sell those homes now that the Promenade project has failed.
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^ They only read it in terms of strong or weak, but that alone doesn't tell them how much more one can release before she can't turn back.
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^ Those who just work with home computers to post text, or add links will remain free from coordinated communication rules, I predict.

.He would make a small profit in return, but overall, O'Neal is looking to make an investment in Orlando and help out the homeowners of the city.^ A healthy Jameer Nelson and the NBA return of Jason Williams , signed to be a backup here in Orlando, will also help matters in terms of pushing the tempo.
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^ To start out, Shane Battier should look to get the start at the other guard position until Tracy McGrady returns from his injury.

^ Now it's up to you to carry out orders, earn respect, rise through the ranks, and make New York City your own.
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Mixed Martial Arts

.O'Neal has been training in MMA for the past 10 years in the off-season at Jonathan Burke's Gracie Gym undergoing the full gamut of boxing, jiu-jitsu, Muay Thai and wrestling.^ He used to be good for at least 10-15 great games a year; he really, aside from a game at Boston, hasn't gone off at all this year.
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^ Coming off an impressive 2008 season, Stojakovic came into the season last year with more than a few expectations.
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^ After winning the 2002 Most Improved Player of the Year award, O'Neal followed the season up with another 20 point, 10 rebound season and was a hugely sought after free agent in the 2003 offseason.
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At the gym, he goes by the nickname "Diesel."[53]
O'Neal challenged kickboxer and mixed martial artist Choi Hong-man to a mixed martial arts rules bout in a YouTube video posted on June 17, 2009. Hong-man replied to an email asking him if he would like to fight O'Neal saying "Yes, if there is a chance." Hong-man also responded to a question asking if O'Neal had a chance of winning with a simple "No."[54]

Personal life

Shaquille O'Neal as a member of the Suns
.O'Neal was born in Newark, New Jersey.^ Nexis4Jersey January 4th, 2010, 07:38 PM New Jersey basically does not believe its urban future is in Newark.
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^ I think it would benefit the area south the CBD , which seems to be slowly turning around.:) New Jersey basically does not believe its urban future is in Newark.
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He remains estranged from his biological father, Joseph Toney of Newark. .Toney has struggled with drug addiction and was imprisoned when O'Neal was an infant.^ Drafted sixth overall by Phoenix, Bedford only lasted six seasons in the league and struggled with drug addiction the entire time.
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Upon his release, Toney did not resume a place in O'Neal's life and instead agreed to surrender his parental rights to O'Neal's stepfather, Phillip A. Harrison, an Army sergeant.[55] .O'Neal and Toney have never spoken, and O'Neal has expressed no interest in a reconciliation.^ O'Neal and Toney have never spoken, and O'Neal has expressed no interest in a reconciliation.

[56] On his 1994 rap album, Shaq Fu: The Return, O'Neal voiced his feelings of disdain for Toney in the song "Biological Didn't Bother", referring to Harrison with the verse, "Phil is my father."
.In his mansion in Orlando, Florida, O'Neal has a homemade movie theater with two rows of five retractable chairs, Superman lights, another Superman symbol on the floor, a big screen, another Superman symbol on his blanket, and 5.1 surround sound.^ Arenas played two games and another of the big three, Caron Butler, also struggled to stay healthy; missing 15 games during the season.
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^ Mel Gibson returns in the big screen in edge of darkness in theaters nationwide this Friday it's based on a British TV series.
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.O'Neal also has an indoor basketball court.^ O'Neal also has an indoor basketball court.
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^ O'Neal also has an indoor basketball court .

O'Neal is a Muslim; the Los Angeles Times quoted him as saying, "It's a Muslim thing", with regard to the greetings he exchanged with opposing player Hedo Türkoğlu before the Western Conference Finals series in 2002. The newspaper also quoted Türkoğlu as saying that he was not surprised at the gesture from O'Neal "because Muslim people support each other."[57]
.O'Neal married Shaunie Nelson on December 26, 2002. The couple have four children (Shareef, Amirah, Shaqir, and Me'arah, ages ranging from 8 to 2, in order), and Nelson has one child from a previous relationship (Myles, 11).^ The couple have four children (Shareef, Amirah, Shaqir, and Me'arah, ages ranging from 8 to 2, in order), and Nelson has one child from a previous relationship (Myles, 11).

^ The couple has four children (Shareef, Amirah, Shaqir, and Me'arah, ages ranging from 8 to 2, in order), and Nelson has one child from a previous relationship (Myles, 11).
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^ The couple also have four children together.
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.O'Neal also has a daughter from a previous relationship (Taahirah, 12), making him the father of six.^ O'Neal also has a daughter from a previous relationship (Taahirah, 12), making him the father of six.
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^ January 31st, 2010, 12:06 PM Plus it's terrible that the mascot does not make enough to get him some kind of housing.
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^ Ryuken 2009-04-12, 13:18 We're going to have to kidnap Yagi and make him tell us how he ranks his warriors.
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.The family currently resides on Star Island in Miami, Florida.^ The family currently resides on Star Island in Miami, Florida.
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^ Over on the causeway with all the foo-foo people (Referring to his new home in the Star Island section of Miami , with all the frou-frou celebrities.
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They also have maintained a residence in Windermere, Florida, a northwest Orlando suburb.
.On September 4, 2007, O'Neal filed for divorce from his wife Shaunie in a Miami-Dade Circuit court.^ While rapping, O'Neal blamed Kobe for his divorce from his wife Shaunie and .
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^ On September 4, 2007, O'Neal filed for divorce from his wife Shaunie in a Miami-Dade Circuit court.

^ 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.

.Shaunie later said that the couple had gotten back together and that the divorce was withdrawn.^ Shaunie to give a "correct accounting of all money, funds, stocks, bonds, and other securities (including bearer securities)" However, later Shaunie said the couple had gotten back together and that the divorce was withdrawn.
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^ Shaunie to give a "correct accounting of all money, funds, stocks, bonds, and other securities (including bearer securities)" Shaunie later said that the couple had gotten back together and that the divorce was withdrawn.

.However, on November 10, 2009, Shaunie filed an intent to divorce, citing irreconcilable differences.^ November 23rd, 2009, 10:45 PM Problem with eleven80 is that it cost more to restore than the building was worth.
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^ Marv95 November 22nd, 2009, 10:47 AM "Ive given 10 years of my life to the city," Stern said.
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^ Like this one too?:rolleyes: http://www.xomba.com/shaq_files_for_divorce_0 Shaq Files for Divorce It is reported that Shaquille ONeal has filed for divorce from his wife, Shaunie.
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.O'Neal is a 2009 inductee of the New Jersey Hall of Fame.^ In 2008, the city re-bid the contract, awarding it in July of 2009 to East Hanover-based LVI/Mazzocchi, a major New Jersey demolition firm.
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^ O'Neal: LSU Hall of Fame , accessed, March 3, 2007 ^ [1] ^ " NBA -- Lakers Sign O'neal Raise Ticket Prices ".

^ O'Neal is a 2009 inductee of the New Jersey Hall of Fame .

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NBA career statistics

A list of O'Neal's career statistics:[60]
Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
1992–93 Orlando 81 81 37.9 .562 .000 .592 13.9 1.9 .7 3.5 23.4
1993–94 Orlando 81 81 39.8 .599 .000 .554 13.2 2.4 .9 2.8 29.3
1994–95 Orlando 79 79 37.0 .583 .000 .533 11.4 2.7 .9 2.4 29.3
1995–96 Orlando 54 52 36.0 .573 .500 .487 11.0 2.9 .6 2.1 26.6
1996–97 L.A. Lakers 51 51 38.1 .557 .000 .484 12.5 3.1 .9 2.9 26.2
1997–98 L.A. Lakers 60 57 36.3 .584 .000 .527 11.4 2.4 .6 2.4 28.3
1998–99 L.A. Lakers 49 49 34.8 .576 .000 .540 10.7 2.3 .7 1.7 26.3
1999–00 L.A. Lakers 79 79 40.0 .574 .000 .524 13.6 3.8 .5 3.0 29.7
2000–01 L.A. Lakers 74 74 39.5 .572 .000 .513 12.7 3.7 .6 2.8 28.7
2001–02 L.A. Lakers 67 66 36.1 .579 .000 .555 10.7 3.0 .6 2.0 27.2
2002–03 L.A. Lakers 67 66 37.8 .574 .000 .622 11.1 3.1 .6 2.4 27.5
2003–04 L.A. Lakers 67 67 36.8 .584 .000 .490 11.5 2.9 .5 2.5 21.5
2004–05 Miami 73 73 34.1 .601 .000 .461 10.4 2.7 .5 2.3 22.9
2005–06 Miami 59 58 30.6 .600 .000 .469 9.2 1.9 .4 1.8 20.0
2006–07 Miami 40 39 28.4 .591 .000 .422 7.4 2.0 .2 1.4 17.3
2007–08 Miami 33 33 28.6 .581 .000 .494 7.8 1.4 .6 1.6 14.2
2007–08 Phoenix 28 28 28.7 .611 .000 .513 10.6 1.7 .5 1.2 12.9
2008–09 Phoenix 75 75 30.0 .609 .000 .595 8.4 1.7 .6 1.4 17.8
2009–10 Cleveland 42 42 23.0 .556 .000 .516 6.6 1.6 .2 1.1 11.5
Career 1159 1150 35.3 .581 .045 .528 11.1 2.6 .6 2.3 24.2
All-Star 12 9 22.8 .551 .000 .452 8.1 1.4 1.1 1.6 16.8

Playoffs

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
1993–94 Orlando 3 3 42.0 .511 .000 .471 13.3 2.3 .7 3.0 20.7
1994–95 Orlando 21 21 38.3 .577 .000 .571 11.9 3.3 .9 1.9 25.7
1995–96 Orlando 12 12 38.3 .606 .000 .393 10.0 4.6 .8 1.2 25.8
1996–97 L.A. Lakers 9 9 36.2 .514 .000 .610 10.6 3.2 .6 1.9 26.9
1997–98 L.A. Lakers 13 13 38.5 .612 .000 .503 10.2 2.9 .5 2.6 30.5
1998–99 L.A. Lakers 8 8 39.4 .510 .000 .466 11.6 2.3 .9 2.9 26.6
1999–00 L.A. Lakers 23 23 43.5 .566 .000 .456 15.4 3.1 .6 2.4 30.7
2000–01 L.A. Lakers 16 16 42.3 .555 .000 .525 15.4 3.2 .4 2.4 30.4
2001–02 L.A. Lakers 19 19 40.8 .529 .000 .649 12.6 2.8 .5 2.5 28.5
2002–03 L.A. Lakers 12 12 40.1 .535 .000 .621 14.8 3.7 .6 2.8 27.0
2003–04 L.A. Lakers 22 22 41.7 .593 .000 .429 13.2 2.5 .3 2.8 21.5
2004–05 Miami 13 13 33.2 .558 .000 .472 7.8 1.9 .4 1.5 19.4
2005–06 Miami 23 23 33.0 .612 .000 .374 9.8 1.7 .5 1.5 18.4
2006–07 Miami 4 4 30.3 .559 .000 .333 8.5 1.3 .2 1.5 18.8
2007–08 Phoenix 5 5 30.0 .440 .000 .500 9.2 1.0 1.0 2.6 15.2
Career 203 203 38.6 .564 .000 .501 12.1 2.8 .6 2.2 25.2

Discography

Filmography

See also

References

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  7. ^ Bill McMurray, Texas High School All-Time Sports Record Book, 6th Edition.
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Further reading

  • Shaq Talks Back: The Uncensored Word on My Life and Winning in the NBA Hardback (April 10, 2001)
  • Shaq Talks Back: The Uncensored Word on My Life and Winning in the NBA Paperback, Revised (February 18, 2002)
  • A Good Reason to Look Up (1998)
  • Shaq and the Beanstalk and Other Very Tall Tales (1999) Hardcover

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Shaquille Rashaun O'Neal (also known as Shaq) (born March 6, 1972 in Newark, New Jersey) is a professional basketball player, actor and rapper. He plays for the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association (NBA).. He is often considered one of the most well-known players in the history of the NBA[1][2]. He stands at 7 feet 1 inch and weighs 325 pounds, making him one of the heaviest players to ever play in the NBA.

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Basketball career

Before playing in the NBA, O'Neal played college basketball at Louisiana State University. Throughout his 18 year career, O'Neal has used his size and strength to help him play well. O'Neal won a scoring title, an MVP and three championships with the Los Angeles Lakers; he later won a championship with the Miami Heat. He first played for the Orlando Magic and later for the Phoenix Suns. O'Neal won a gold medal with the 1996 Dream Team. O'Neal is currently the oldest player in the NBA and is the only one of the 50 Greatest NBA players, as chosen in 1996, to still be playing in the NBA. He has scored the most points of anyone still in the NBA, and the fifth-most of any NBA player ever. [3] He also one of the best shooters in the history of the NBA, and has led the league in that category ten times.[4] He has been named All-NBA and an All-Star quite a few times.

Music, TV and film career

O'Neal has appeared in several films and music videos, often as himself. He has hosted two TV shows, one where he helps kids lose weight and another where he competes against athletes from other sports.

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