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Shaquille O'Neal

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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. He quickly became one of the best centers in the league, winning Rookie of the Year in 1992–93 and leading his team to the 1995 NBA Finals. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Shaquille O'Neal has received more than 44,689,071 page views. His biography is available in 65 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 62 in 2019). Shaquille O'Neal is the 3rd most popular basketball player (up from 4th in 2019), the 350th most popular biography from United States (up from 370th in 2019) and the 3rd 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.

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Among basketball players, Shaquille O'Neal ranks 3 out of 1,268Before him are Michael Jordan and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. After him are Wilt Chamberlain, Bill Russell, Magic Johnson, Kobe Bryant, Dennis Rodman, Larry Bird, Clyde Drexler, Oscar Robertson, and Jerry West.

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Among people born in 1972, Shaquille O'Neal ranks 5Before him are Zinedine Zidane, Ben Affleck, Cameron Diaz, and Gwyneth Paltrow. After him are Eminem, Dwayne Johnson, The Notorious B.I.G., Rivaldo, Jude Law, Pavel Nedvěd, and Andrzej Duda.

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Among people born in United States, Shaquille O'Neal ranks 350 out of 18,182Before him are Jared Leto (1971), Susan Sontag (1933), William Jennings Bryan (1860), Harvey Keitel (1939), Steve Ballmer (1956), and Christopher Walken (1943). After him are Tim Burton (1958), Charlie Parker (1920), Robert Forster (1941), James A. Garfield (1831), 50 Cent (1975), and Arthur Compton (1892).


Among basketball players born in United States, Shaquille O'Neal ranks 3Before him are Michael Jordan (1963) and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (1947). After him are Wilt Chamberlain (1936), Bill Russell (1934), Magic Johnson (1959), Kobe Bryant (1978), Dennis Rodman (1961), Larry Bird (1956), Clyde Drexler (1962), Oscar Robertson (1938), and Jerry West (1938).

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