Shaquille O’Neal

Shaquille O’Neal

Shaquille Rashaun O’Neal (Newark, Nueva Jersey, 6 de marzo de 1972) es un exjugador estadounidense de baloncesto, que desempeñaba la función de pívot. Es considerado como uno de los jugadores más dominantes de la historia de la NBA. O’Neal ha ganado cuatro campeonatos de la NBA, tres con Los Angeles Lakers y uno con Miami Heat, además de finalizar subcampeón con Orlando Magic en 1995 y con Los Angeles Lakers en 2004.
En cuanto a galardones individuales, O’Neal ha logrado un MVP de la temporada en 2000, ocho apariciones en el mejor quinteto de la NBA, tres MVP de las Finales, tres MVP del All-Star Game (el último de ellos, compartido con su excompañero de los Lakers Kobe Bryant) y el Rookie del Año. Es el sexto máximo anotador de la historia de la NBA con 28.596 puntos, superados por su ex-compañero Kobe Bryant el 7 de febrero de 2012 en su Philadelphia natal frente a los Philadelphia 76ers.
En la selección estadounidense, O’Neal cosechó el oro olímpico en 1996 y el Mundial de 1994 en Canadá, siendo elegido el MVP de dicho campeonato mundial.
El 11 de septiembre de 2008, O’Neal declaró que se retiraría del baloncesto en 735 días, lo que significaba que tras la temporada 2009-10 se haría oficial su retirada. Sin embargo, continuó en la plantilla de los Boston Celtics una temporada más. Una vez finalizada, el 1 de junio de 2011 anunció a través de la red social Twitter su retirada definitiva de las canchas de baloncesto. Tras su retirada, comenzó a colaborar con TNT en Inside NBA para el canal americano TNT, haciendo una breve sección conocida como Shaqtin’ a fool, en la cual hace un repaso a los momentos más cómicos que han ocurrido en la última semana de competición de la NBA.
El día 4 de abril de 2016 se hizo oficial su ingreso en el Basketball Hall of Fame.

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  • Fecha de nacimiento: 1972-03-06
  • Lugar de nacimiento: Newark, New Jersey

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Shaquille Rashaun O'Neal ( born March 6, 1972), nicknamed "Shaq" , is an American professional basketball player for the NBA's Boston Celtics. Standing 7 ft 1 in (2.16 m) tall and weighing 325 pounds (147 kg), he is one of the heaviest players ever to play in the NBA. Throughout his 18-year career, O'Neal has used his size and strength to overpower opponents for points and rebounds. After the retirement of Lindsey Hunter on March 5, 2010, O'Neal became the oldest active player in the NBA. 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 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. After four years with the Magic, O'Neal signed as a free agent with the Los Angeles Lakers. He won three consecutive championships, playing alongside Kobe Bryant, in 2000, 2001, and 2002. O'Neal's relationship with Bryant eventually declined into a feud, leading to O'Neal's trade to the Miami Heat in 2004. A fourth NBA championship followed in 2006. Midway through the 2007-2008 season he was traded to the Phoenix Suns. After a season-and-a-half with the Suns, O'Neal was traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers, where he played alongside LeBron James in the 2009–10 season. O'Neal played for the Boston Celtics in the 2010–11 season. 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, three All-Star Game MVP awards, three Finals MVP awards, two scoring titles, 14 All-NBA team selections, and three NBA All-Defensive Team selections. He is one of only three players to win NBA MVP, All-Star game MVP and Finals MVP awards in the same year (2000); the other players are Willis Reed in 1970 and Michael Jordan in 1996 and 1998. He ranks 5th all-time in points scored, 5th in field goals, 12th in rebounds, and 7th in blocks. In addition to his basketball career, O'Neal has released four rap albums, with his first, Shaq Diesel, going platinum. He has appeared in numerous films and has starred in his own reality shows, Shaq's Big Challenge and Shaq Vs. Description above from the Wikipedia article Shaquille O'Neal, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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