Ten fun facts about Shaquille O´Neal

Fact 1
On Jan. 31, 2012, O’Neal was honored as one of the 35 Greatest McDonald's All-Americans.

Fact 2
Following his outstanding career at Louisiana State University, he was drafted by the Orlando Magic with the first overall pick in the 1992 NBA Draft.

Fact 3
Standing 7 ft 1 in (2.16 m) tall and weighing 325 pounds (147 kg), he was one of the heaviest players ever to play in the NBA.

Fact 4
Throughout his 19-year career, O'Neal used his immense size and strength to overpower opponents for points and rebounds.

Fact 5
He quickly became one of the top centers in the NBA, winning Rookie of the Year in 1992–93 and later leading his team to the 1995 NBA Finals.

Fact 6
He is one of only three players to win NBA MVP, All-Star game MVP and Finals MVP awards in the same year; the other players are Willis Reed in 1970 and Michael Jordan in 1996 and 1998.

Fact 7
Largely due to his ability to dunk the basketball, O'Neal also ranks 3rd all-time in field goal percentage.

Fact 8
O'Neal's individual accolades include the 1999–2000 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.

Fact 9
He has appeared in numerous films and has starred in his own reality shows, Shaq's Big Challenge and Shaq Vs.

Fact 10
In addition to his basketball career, O'Neal has released four rap albums, with his first, Shaq Diesel, going platinum.

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is an American retired basketball player, former rapper and current analyst on the television program Inside the NBA.