Shaquille O'Neal

1972 - Today

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Shaquille Rashaun O'Neal ( shə-KEEL; born March 6, 1972), known commonly as Shaq ( SHAK), is an American former professional basketball player who is a sports analyst on the television program Inside the NBA. He is a 7-foot-1-inch (2.16 m) and 325-pound (147 kg) center who played for six teams over his 19-year career in the National Basketball Association (NBA) and is a four-time NBA champion. O'Neal is regarded as one of the greatest basketball players and centers of all time. After playing college basketball for the LSU Tigers, O'Neal was drafted by the Orlando Magic with the first overall pick in the 1992 NBA draft. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Shaquille O'Neal has received more than 47,941,254 page views. His biography is available in 65 different languages on Wikipedia. Shaquille O'Neal is the 2nd most popular basketball player (up from 3rd in 2019), the 335th most popular biography from United States (up from 350th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular American Basketball Player.

Shaquille O'Neal is most famous for being a professional basketball player. He played for the Los Angeles Lakers, Miami Heat, Phoenix Suns, Cleveland Cavaliers, and Boston Celtics. He was also in the 1992 Olympics and 1996 Olympics as a member of the United States men's national basketball team.

Memorability Metrics

  • 48M

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  • 69.12

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 65

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 15.98

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.15

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Over the past year Shaquille O'Neal has had the most page views in the with 5,639,354 views, followed by Spanish (621,321), and Russian (320,624). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Simple English (119.29%), Ido (110.08%), and Quechua (93.61%)


Among basketball players, Shaquille O'Neal ranks 2 out of 1,757Before him are Michael Jordan. After him are Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Wilt Chamberlain, Bill Russell, Magic Johnson, Kobe Bryant, Dennis Rodman, Jerry West, Clyde Drexler, Dražen Petrović, and Larry Bird.

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Among people born in 1972, Shaquille O'Neal ranks 6Before him are Zinedine Zidane, Ben Affleck, Cameron Diaz, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Eminem. After him are The Notorious B.I.G., Rivaldo, Andrzej Duda, Pavel Nedvěd, Narges Mohammadi, and Lilian Thuram.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Shaquille O'Neal ranks 335 out of 20,380Before him are Bruce Springsteen (1949), Philip Kotler (1931), Louise Glück (1943), Robert Fulton (1765), Joe Frazier (1944), and Henry Clay (1777). After him are William Henry Harrison (1773), Christopher Walken (1943), Jared Leto (1971), John Stith Pemberton (1831), James Fenimore Cooper (1789), and Margaret Mitchell (1900).


Among basketball players born in United States, Shaquille O'Neal ranks 2Before him are Michael Jordan (1963). After him are Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (1947), Wilt Chamberlain (1936), Bill Russell (1934), Magic Johnson (1959), Kobe Bryant (1978), Dennis Rodman (1961), Jerry West (1938), Clyde Drexler (1962), Larry Bird (1956), and LeBron James (1984).