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. O'Neal is regarded as one of the greatest basketball players and centers of all time. 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. 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 33,125,440 page views. His biography is available in 62 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 60 in 2019). Shaquille O'Neal is the 4th most popular basketball player, the 370th most popular biography from United States (up from 477th in 2019) and the 4th 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 4 out of 1,264Before him are Michael Jordan, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and Wilt Chamberlain. After him are Bill Russell, Magic Johnson, Dennis Rodman, Larry Bird, Kobe Bryant, Jerry West, Clyde Drexler, and Scottie Pippen.

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Among people born in 1972, Shaquille O'Neal ranks 6Before him are Zinedine Zidane, Gwyneth Paltrow, Cameron Diaz, Eminem, and Ben Affleck. After him are The Notorious B.I.G., Dwayne Johnson, Wentworth Miller, Rivaldo, Jude Law, and Big Show.

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Among people born in United States, Shaquille O'Neal ranks 370 out of 15,968Before him are Herbert A. Simon (1916), Jimmy Hoffa (1913), Philip Roth (1933), Robert E. Lee (1807), Margaret Mead (1901), and Montgomery Clift (1920). After him are Alvin Toffler (1928), Gertrude Stein (1874), Sydney Pollack (1934), Art Garfunkel (1941), Steve Ballmer (1956), and Jefferson Davis (1808).


Among basketball players born in United States, Shaquille O'Neal ranks 4Before him are Michael Jordan (1963), Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (1947), and Wilt Chamberlain (1936). After him are Bill Russell (1934), Magic Johnson (1959), Dennis Rodman (1961), Larry Bird (1956), Kobe Bryant (1978), Jerry West (1938), Clyde Drexler (1962), and Scottie Pippen (1965).

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