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C / PF
7'1" (215cm)
325lbs (147kg)
The Diesel
Post Up Low P&R Roll Man

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99 Overall

61 Outside scoring

  • 70 Open shot mid
  • 69 Contested shot mid
  • 68 Off dribble shot mid
  • 35 Open shot 3pt
  • 25 Contested shot 3pt
  • 25 Off dribble shot 3pt
  • 99 Shot IQ
  • 65 Free throw
  • 99 Offensive consistency

96 Inside scoring

  • 99 Shot close
  • 99 Standing layup
  • 99 Driving layup
  • 99 Standing dunk
  • 99 Driving dunk
  • 99 Contact dunk
  • 99 Draw foul
  • 99 Post control
  • 98 Post hook
  • 70 Post fadeaway
  • 98 Hands

95 Athleticism

  • 86 Speed
  • 85 Acceleration
  • 98 Vertical
  • 99 Strength
  • 99 Stamina
  • 99 Hustle
  • 98 Overall durability

67 Playmaking

  • 52 Speed with ball
  • 69 Ball control
  • 82 Passing accuracy
  • 51 Passing vision
  • 96 Passing IQ

98 Defending

  • 98 On-ball defense IQ
  • 99 Low post defense IQ
  • 99 Help defense IQ
  • 98 Pick & roll defense IQ
  • 88 Lateral quickness
  • 98 Pass perception
  • 98 Reaction time
  • 84 Steal
  • 98 Block
  • 98 Shot contest
  • 99 Defensive consistency

99 Rebounding

  • 98 Offensive rebound
  • 99 Defensive rebound
  • 99 Boxout
  • 3980 Total attr.

Outside Scoring

Difficult Shots

Known for making tough shots off the dribble.

Tireless Scorer

A player who can spend a good deal of energy without losing effectiveness when attempting to score.

Inside Scoring

Putback King

Known for his ability to score baskets immediately off of offensive rebounds near the hoop.

Pick & Roller

Excels as the roller in the pick & roll game.

Relentless Finisher

Takes physical punishment on contact shots near the rim without severely impacting his energy.


Known for his ability to user the drop step move to his advantage in the post.

Dream-Like Up & Under

Excels at scoring in the post with up and under moves.


Can attempt layups with few consequences.

Post Spin Technician

Dominates the post with spin and drive moves.


Flashy Passer

Known for throwing on-point flashy passes to his receivers.


Lob City Finisher

Catches and finishes alley-oops better than others.


Will succeed at dunking on opposing defenders more often than others.


The physical nature of this player drains energy from his match-up.

Brick Wall

Sets extremely effective screens and drains energy from opponents on pick collisions.


Rim Protector

An elite shot-blocker who intimidates those around the rim, causing interior shots to be less effective.

Defensive Stopper

While playing on-ball defense, this badge drops various offensive skills of similarly positioned match-ups.

Charge Card

Adept at placing himself in position to win charge calls.

Chase Down Artist

Terrific transition shot-blocker.


Hustle Rebounder

An elite rebounder known for chasing rebounds out of his area.


Alpha Dog

Team leader who takes it upon himself to lead his team to victory.


  • 99 Standing dunk
  • 100 Driving dunk
  • 100 Flashy dunk
  • 95 Alley-oop
  • 88 Putback dunk
  • 5 Crash


  • 99 Standing layup
  • 85 Driving layup
  • 52 Spin layup
  • 56 Hop step layup
  • 53 Euro step layup
  • 56 Floater

Jump shooting

  • 53 Step through shot
  • 68 Shot under basket
  • 86 Shot close
  • 6 Shot close left
  • 2 Shot close middle
  • 0 Shot close right
  • 6 Shot mid
  • 33 Spot up shot mid
  • 89 Off screen shot mid
  • 0 Shot 3pt
  • 89 Spot up shot 3pt
  • 39 Off screen shot 3pt
  • 68 Contested jumper mid
  • 80 Contested jumper 3pt
  • 2 Stepback jumper mid
  • 6 Stepback jumper 3pt
  • 60 Spin jumper
  • 0 Transition pull up 3pt
  • 3 Drive pull up 3pt
  • 1 Drive pull up mid
  • 54 Use glass

Drive setup

  • 21 Triple threat pump fake
  • 37 Triple threat jab step
  • 75 Triple threat idle
  • 10 Triple threat shoot
  • 10 Setup with sizeup
  • 12 Setup with hesitation
  • 81 No setup dribble


  • 40 Drive
  • 4 Spot up drive
  • 4 Off screen drive
  • 65 Drive right
  • 35 Driving crossover
  • 5 Driving spin
  • 0 Driving step back
  • 0 Driving half spin
  • 5 Driving double crossover
  • 0 Driving behind the back
  • 0 Driving dribble hesitation
  • 15 Driving in and out
  • 75 No driving dribble move
  • 49 Attack strong on drive


  • 99 Shoot
  • 99 Touches
  • 0 Roll vs. pop
  • 0 Transition spot up
  • 1 Iso vs. elite defender
  • 3 Iso vs. good defender
  • 1 Iso vs. average defender
  • 5 Iso vs. poor defender
  • 2 Play discipline

Post game

  • 99 Post up
  • 10 Post shimmy shot
  • 0 Post face up
  • 75 Post back down
  • 75 Post aggressive backdown
  • 99 Shoot from post
  • 50 Post hook left
  • 50 Post hook right
  • 50 Post fade left
  • 50 Post fade right
  • 38 Post up and under
  • 0 Post hop shot
  • 0 Post step back shot
  • 20 Post drive
  • 25 Post spin
  • 99 Post drop step
  • 50 Post hop step


  • 51 Dish to open man
  • 35 Flashy pass
  • 10 Alley oop pass


  • 60 Pass interception
  • 0 Take charge
  • 33 On-ball steal
  • 89 Contest shot
  • 89 Block shot
  • 39 Foul
  • 80 Hard foul

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    He Protec,
    But he also attac,
    But most importantly,
    He Shaq


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    Wow 86 speed?!? WTF. 70 open mid whaaaa, 96 passing IQ, damn this card is good 2k showing they can still screw up better than anyone

    65 free throw. Never mind


    I think you meant for this to be a comment not a reply


    K know how to do it now. Have to go right the way down to bottom


    I’m new to the commenting and so I just put a reply


    this isnt open mic night at the scumbag comedy club fuck face


    Comment is more over my head than his dunks

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    Shaquille Rashaun O'Neal (/ʃəˈkiːl/ shə-KEEL; born March 6, 1972), nicknamed "Shaq" (/ʃæk/ SHAK), is an American retired professional basketball player and rapper, currently serving as a sports analyst on the television program Inside the NBA. Listed at 7 ft 1 in (2.16 m) tall[1] and weighing 325 pounds (147 kg), he was one of the heaviest players ever to play in the NBA, where he played for six teams throughout his 19-year career.

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    Shaquille Rashaun O'Neal, Ed.D (/ʃəˈkiːl/ shə-KEEL; born March 6, 1972), nicknamed "Shaq" (/ʃæk/ SHAK), is an American retired professional basketball player and rapper, currently serving as a sports analyst on the television program Inside the NBA. Listed at 7 ft 1 in (2.16 m) tall[1] and weighing 325 pounds (147 kg), he was one of the heaviest players ever to play in the NBA, where he played for six teams throughout his 19-year career.

    Following his time 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 best centers in the league, winning Rookie of the Year in 1992–93 and 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. They won three consecutive championships in 2000, 2001, and 2002. Amid tension between O'Neal and Kobe Bryant, O'Neal was traded to the Miami Heat in 2004, and his 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 in the 2009–10 season.[2] O'Neal played for the Boston Celtics in the 2010–11 season before retiring.[3]

    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. 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 8th all-time in points scored, 6th in field goals, 14th in rebounds, and 8th in blocks. Largely due to his ability to dunk the basketball, O'Neal also ranks third all-time in field goal percentage (58.2%).[4] O'Neal was elected into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2016.[5] He was elected to the FIBA Hall of Fame in 2017.[6]

    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.. He hosts The Big Podcast with Shaq.[7]

    Contents [hide]
    1 Early life
    2 College career
    3 NBA career
    3.1 Orlando Magic (1992–1996)
    3.2 Los Angeles Lakers (1996–2004)
    3.2.1 Championship seasons
    3.2.2 Toe surgery to departure
    3.3 Miami Heat (2004–2008)
    3.3.1 Fourth championship
    3.3.2 Surgery and Wade's injury
    3.3.3 2007–2008 season
    3.4 Phoenix Suns (2008–2009)
    3.5 Cleveland Cavaliers (2009–2010)
    3.6 Boston Celtics (2010–2011)
    4 National team career
    5 Player profile
    6 Media personality
    7 Off the court
    7.1 Education
    7.2 Law enforcement
    7.3 Music career
    7.4 Acting
    7.5 Video games
    7.6 Television
    7.7 Advertising
    7.8 Mixed martial arts
    7.9 Professional wrestling
    7.10 Business ventures
    8 Personal life
    9 NBA career statistics
    9.1 Regular season
    9.2 Playoffs
    10 Discography
    11 Filmography
    11.1 Films
    11.2 Television
    11.3 Awards and nominations
    12 Bibliography
    13 See also
    14 References
    15 External links
    Early life

    O'Neal playing for the Cole High School varsity basketball team in 1988–89.
    O'Neal was born on March 6, 1972, in Newark, New Jersey, to Lucille O'Neal and Joe Toney, who played high school basketball (he was an All-State guard) and was offered a basketball scholarship to play at Seton Hall. Toney struggled with drug addiction and was imprisoned for drug possession when O'Neal was an infant. Upon his release, he did not resume a place in O'Neal's life and instead agreed to relinquish his parental rights to O'Neal's stepfather, Phillip A. Harrison, a career Army sergeant.[8][9] O'Neal remained estranged from his biological father for decades; O'Neal had not spoken with Toney or expressed an interest in establishing a relationship.[9] On his 1994 rap album, Shaq Fu: The Return, O'Neal voiced his feelings of disdain for Toney in the song "Biological Didn't Bother", dismissing him with the line "Phil is my father." However, O'Neal's feelings toward Toney mellowed in the years following Harrison's death in 2013, and the two met for the first time in March 2016, with O'Neal telling him, "I don’t hate you. I had a good life. I had Phil."[10]

    O'Neal credits the Boys and Girls Club of America in Newark with giving him a safe place to play and keeping him off the streets. "It gave me something to do", he said. "I'd just go there to shoot. I didn't even play on a team."[11] Because of his stepfather's career in the military, the family left Newark, moving to military bases in Germany and Texas.[12]

    At Robert G. Cole High School in San Antonio, Texas, O'Neal led his team to a 68–1 record over two years and helped the team win the state championship during his senior year.[13] His 791 rebounds during the 1989 season remains a state record for a player in any classification.[14] O'Neal's tendency to make hook shots earned comparisons to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, inspiring him to wear the same jersey number as Abdul-Jabbar, 33. However, jersey number 33 is not available for high school basketball players, so O'Neal chose to wear 32 before college.[15]

    On January 31, 2012, O'Neal was honored as one of the 35 Greatest McDonald's All-Americans.[16]

    College career
    After graduating from high school, O'Neal studied business at Louisiana State University. He had first met Dale Brown, LSU's men's basketball coach, years earlier in Europe. O'Neal's stepfather was stationed on a U.S. Army base at Wildflecken, West Germany. While playing for Brown at LSU, O'Neal was a two-time All-American, two-time SEC Player of the Year, and received the Adolph Rupp Trophy as NCAA men's basketball player of the year in 1991; he was also named college player of the year by AP and UPI. O'Neal left LSU early to pursue his NBA career, but continued his education even after becoming a professional player.[17] He was later inducted into the LSU Hall of Fame.[18] A 900-pound bronze statue of O'Neal is located in front of the LSU Tigers Basketball Practice Facility.[19]

    NBA career
    Orlando Magic (1992–1996)
    The Orlando Magic drafted O'Neal with the 1st overall pick in the 1992 NBA draft. During that summer, prior to moving to Orlando, he spent a significant amount of time in Los Angeles under the tutelage of Hall of Famer Magic Johnson.[20] Given Terry Catledge eventually refused to give O'Neal the 33 jersey, he relented by going back to the 32 from his high school days.[15] O'Neal was named the Player of the Week in his first week in the NBA, becoming the first player to do so.[21] During his rookie season, O'Neal averaged 23.4 points on 56.2% shooting, 13.9 rebounds, and 3.5 blocks per game for the season. He was named the 1993 NBA Rookie of the Year and became the first rookie to be voted an All-Star starter since Michael Jordan in 1985.[22] The Magic finished 41–41, winning 20 more games than the previous season; however, the team ultimately missed the playoffs by virtue of a tie-breaker with the Indiana Pacers. On more than one occasion during the year, Sports Illustrated writer Jack McCallum overheard O'Neal saying, "We've got to get [head coach] Matty [Guokas] out of here and bring in [assistant] Brian [Hill]."[23]

    In 1993–1994, O'Neal's second season, Hill was the coach and Guokas was reassigned to the front office.[24] O'Neal improved his scoring average to 29.4 points (second in the league to David Robinson) while leading the NBA in field goal percentage at 60%. On November 20, 1993, against the New Jersey Nets, O'Neal registered the first triple-double of his career, recording 24 points to go along with career highs of 28 rebounds and 15 blocks.[25] He was voted into the All-Star game and also made the All-NBA 3rd Team. Teamed with newly drafted Anfernee "Penny" Hardaway, the Magic finished with a record of 50–32 and made the playoffs for the first time in franchise history. In his first playoff series, O'Neal averaged 20.7 points and 13.3 rebounds in a losing effort as the Magic lost every game to the Indiana Pacers.

    O'Neal's third season in 1994–95 had him leading the NBA in scoring with a 29.3 point average, while finishing second in MVP voting to David Robinson and entering his third straight All-Star Game along with Hardaway. They formed one of the league's top duos and helped Orlando to a 57–25 record and the Atlantic Division crown. The Magic won their first ever playoff series against the Boston Celtics in the 1995 NBA Playoffs. They then defeated the Chicago Bulls in the conference semifinals. After beating Reggie Miller's Indiana Pacers, the Magic reached the NBA Finals, facing the defending NBA champion Houston Rockets. O'Neal played well in his first Finals appearance, averaging 28 points on 59.5% shooting, 12.5 rebounds, and 6.3 assists. Despite this, the Rockets, led by future Hall-of-Famers Hakeem Olajuwon and Clyde Drexler, swept the series in four games.[26]

    O'Neal was injured for a great deal of the 1995–96 season, missing 28 games. He averaged 26.6 points and 11 rebounds per game, made the All-NBA 3rd Team, and played in his 4th All-Star Game. Despite O'Neal's injuries, the Magic finished with a regular season record of 60–22, second in the Eastern conference to the Chicago Bulls, who finished with an NBA record 72 wins. Orlando easily defeated the Detroit Pistons and the Atlanta Hawks in the first two rounds of the 1996 NBA Playoffs; however, they were no match for Jordan's Bulls, who swept them in the Eastern Conference Finals.

    Los Angeles Lakers (1996–2004)

    In 8 seasons with the Los Angeles Lakers (1996–2004), O'Neal won three consecutive championships from 2000 to 2002 and appeared in the 2004 NBA Finals.
    O'Neal became a free agent after the 1995–96 NBA season. In the summer of 1996, O'Neal was named to the United States Olympic basketball team, and was later part of the gold medal-winning team at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta. While the Olympic basketball team was training in Orlando, the Orlando Sentinel published a poll that asked whether the Magic should fire Hill if that were one of O'Neal's conditions for returning.[27][28] 82% answered "no".[27] O'Neal had a power struggle while playing under Hill.[29][30] He said the team "just didn't respect [Hill]."[31] Another question in the poll asked, "Is Shaq worth $115 million?" in reference to the amount of the Magic's offer. 91.3% of the response was "no".[28][29] O'Neal's Olympic teammates rode him hard over the poll.[28][30] He was also upset that the Orlando media implied O'Neal was not a good role model for having a child with his longtime girlfriend with no immediate plans to marry.[27] O'Neal compared his lack of privacy in Orlando to "feeling like a big fish in a dried-up pond."[32] O'Neal also learned that Hardaway considered himself the leader of the Magic and did not want O'Neal making more money than him.[33] On the team's first full day at the Olympics in Atlanta, it was announced that O'Neal would join the Los Angeles Lakers on a seven-year, $121 million contract.[34][35] He insisted he did not choose Los Angeles for the money. "I'm tired of hearing about money, money, money, money, money", O'Neal said after the signing. "I just want to play the game, drink Pepsi, wear Reebok", he added, referring to a couple of his product endorsements.[36][37] The Lakers won 56 games during the 1996–97 season. O'Neal averaged 26.2 points and 12.5 rebounds in his first season with Los Angeles; however, he again missed over 30 games due to injury. The Lakers made the playoffs, but were eliminated in the second round by the Utah Jazz in five games.[38] In his first playoff game for the Lakers, O'Neal scored 46 points against the Portland Trail Blazers, the most for the Lakers in a playoff game since Jerry West had 53 in 1969. On December 17, 1996, O'Neal shoved Dennis Rodman of the Chicago Bulls; Rodman's teammates Scottie Pippen and Michael Jordan restrained Rodman and prevented further conflict. The Los Angeles Daily News reported that O'Neal was willing to be suspended for fighting Rodman, and O'Neal said: "It's one thing to talk tough and one thing to be tough."[39]

    The following season, O'Neal averaged 28.3 points and 11.4 rebounds. He led the league with a 58.4 field goal percentage, the first of five consecutive seasons in which he did so. The Lakers finished the season 61–21, first in the Pacific Division, and were the second seed in the western conference during the 1998 NBA Playoffs. After defeating the Portland Trail Blazers and Seattle SuperSonics in the first two rounds, the Lakers again fell to the Jazz, this time in a 4–0 sweep.[40]

    With the tandem of O'Neal and teenage superstar Kobe Bryant, expectations for the Lakers increased. However, personnel changes were a source of instability during the 1998–99 season. Long-time Laker point guard Nick Van Exel was traded to the Denver Nuggets; his former backcourt partner Eddie Jones was packaged with back-up center Elden Campbell for Glen Rice to satisfy a demand by O'Neal for a shooter. Coach Del Harris was fired, and former Lakers forward Kurt Rambis finished the season as head coach. The Lakers finished with a 31–19 record during the lockout-shortened season. Although they made the playoffs, they were swept by the San Antonio Spurs, led by Tim Duncan and David Robinson in the second round of the Western Conference playoffs. The Spurs would go on to win their first NBA title in 1999.

    Championship seasons
    In 1999, prior to the 1999–2000 season, the Lakers hired Phil Jackson as head coach, and the team's fortunes soon changed. Jackson immediately challenged O'Neal, telling him "the [NBA's] MVP trophy should be named after him when he retired."[41] Using Jackson's triangle offense, O'Neal and Bryant enjoyed tremendous success, leading the Lakers to three consecutive titles (2000, 2001, and 2002). O'Neal was named MVP of the NBA Finals all three times and had the highest scoring average for a center in NBA Finals history.[42] In the November 10, 1999, game against the Houston Rockets, O'Neal and Charles Barkley were ejected. After O'Neal blocked a layup by Barkley, O'Neal shoved Barkley, who then threw the ball at O'Neal.[43]

    O'Neal was also voted the 1999–2000 regular season Most Valuable Player, one vote short of becoming the first unanimous MVP in NBA history. Fred Hickman, then of CNN, instead chose Allen Iverson, then of the Philadelphia 76ers who would go on to win MVP the next season. O'Neal also won the scoring title while finishing second in rebounds and third in blocked shots. Jackson's influence resulted in a newfound commitment by O'Neal to defense, resulting in his first All-Defensive Team selection (second-team) in 2000.[44]

    In the 2001 NBA Finals against the 76ers, O'Neal fouled out in Game 3 backing over Dikembe Mutombo, the 2000–2001 Defensive Player of the Year. "I didn't think the best defensive player in the game would be flopping like that. It's a shame that the referees buy into that", O'Neal said. "I wish he'd stand up and play me like a man instead of flopping and crying every time I back him down.[45]

    A month before the 2001–02 season's training camp, O'Neal had corrective surgery for a claw toe deformity in the smallest toe of his left foot.[46] He opted against a more involved surgery to return quicker.[47] He was ready for the start of the 2001–02 regular season, but the toe frequently bothered him.[46] In January 2002, he was involved in a spectacular on-court brawl in a game against the Chicago Bulls. He punched center Brad Miller after an intentional foul to prevent a basket, resulting in a melee with Miller, forward Charles Oakley, and several other players.[48] O'Neal was suspended for three games without pay and fined $15,000.[49] For the season, O'Neal averaged 27.2 points and 10.7 rebounds, excellent statistics but below his career average; he was less of a defensive force during the season.[46]

    O'Neal at the White House greeting US President George W. Bush with his fellow Lakers
    Matched up against the Sacramento Kings in the 2002 Western Conference finals, O'Neal said, "There is only one way to beat us. It starts with c and ends with t." O'Neal meant "cheat" in reference to the alleged flopping of Kings' center Vlade Divac. O'Neal referred to Divac as "she", and said he would never exaggerate contact to draw a foul. "I'm a guy with no talent who has gotten this way with hard work."[50] After the 2001–2002 season, O'Neal told friends that he did not want another season of limping and being in virtually constant pain from his big right toe. His trademark mobility and explosion had been often absent. The corrective options ranged from reconstructive surgery on the toe to rehabilitation exercises with more shoe inserts and anti-inflammation medication. O'Neal was already wary of the long-term damage his frequent consumption of these medications might have. He did not want to rush a decision with his career potentially at risk.[46]

    Toe surgery to departure
    O'Neal missed the first 12 games of the 2002–2003 season recovering from toe surgery.[51] He was sidelined with hallux rigidus, a degenerative arthritis in his toe.[52] He waited the whole summer until just before training camp for the surgery and explained, "I got hurt on company time, so I’ll heal on company time."[53] O'Neal debated whether to have a more invasive surgery that would have kept him out an additional three months, but he opted against the more involved procedure.[52] The Lakers started the season with a record of 11–19.[54] At the end of the season, the Lakers had fallen to the fifth seed and failed to reach the Finals in 2003.

    For the 2003-04 season, the team made a concerted off-season effort to improve its roster. They sought the free-agent services of forward Karl Malone and aging guard Gary Payton, but due to salary cap restrictions, could not offer either one nearly as much money as they could have made with some other teams. O'Neal assisted in the recruitment efforts and personally persuaded both men to join the squad. Ultimately, both signed, each forgoing larger salaries in favor of a chance to win an NBA championship, which neither had accomplished in his career (and which neither would achieve with the Lakers). At the beginning of the 2003–04 season, O'Neal wanted a contract extension with a pay raise on his remaining three years for $30 million. The Lakers had hoped O'Neal would take less money due to his age, physical conditioning, and games missed due to injuries. During a preseason game, O'Neal had yelled at Lakers owner Jerry Buss, "Pay me."[55] There had been increasing tension between O'Neal and Bryant. The feud climaxed during training camp prior to the 2003–2004 season when Bryant, in an interview with ESPN journalist Jim Gray, criticized O'Neal for being out of shape, a poor leader, and putting his salary demands over the best interest of the Lakers.[56]

    The Lakers made the playoffs in 2004 and lost to the Detroit Pistons in the 2004 NBA Finals. Lakers assistant coach Tex Winter said, "Shaq defeated himself against Detroit. He played way too passively. He had one big game ... He's always interested in being a scorer, but he hasn't had nearly enough concentration on defense and rebounding."[57] After the series, O'Neal was angered by comments made by Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak regarding O'Neal's future with the club, as well as by the departure of Lakers coach Phil Jackson at the request of Buss. O'Neal made comments indicating that he felt the team's decisions were centered on a desire to appease Bryant to the exclusion of all other concerns, and O'Neal promptly demanded a trade. Kupchak wanted the Dallas Mavericks' Dirk Nowitzki in return but Mavericks owner Mark Cuban refused to let his 7-footer go. However, Miami showed interest, and eventually the two clubs agreed.[58] Winter said, "[O'Neal] left because he couldn't get what he wanted—a huge pay raise. There was no way ownership could give him what he wanted. Shaq's demands held the franchise hostage, and the way he went about it didn't please the owner too much."[59]

    Miami Heat (2004–2008)

    O'Neal with Miami in 2007
    On July 14, 2004, O'Neal was traded to the Miami Heat for Caron Butler, Lamar Odom, Brian Grant, and a future first-round draft choice (who would turn into Jordan Farmar in the 2006 draft). O'Neal reverted from (his Lakers jersey) number 34 to number 32, which he had worn while playing for the Magic. Upon signing with the Heat, O'Neal promised the fans that he would bring a championship to Miami. He claimed one of the main reasons for wanting to be traded to Miami was because of their up-and-coming star Dwyane Wade, to whom he gave the nickname "Flash". With O'Neal on board, the new-look Heat surpassed expectations, claiming the best record in the Eastern Conference in 2004–05 with 59 wins. He played in 73 games, his most since 2001 season, averaged 22.9 points a game along with 10.4 rebounds and 2.3 blocks. Shaq also made his 12th consecutive All-Star Team, made the All-NBA 1st Team, and won the Eastern Conference player of the Month award for his performance in March. O'Neal also narrowly lost the 2004–05 MVP Award to Phoenix Suns guard Steve Nash in one of the closest votes in NBA history.[60]

    Despite being hobbled by a deep thigh bruise, O'Neal led the Heat to the Eastern Conference Finals and a Game 7 against the defending champion Detroit Pistons, losing by a narrow margin. Afterwards, O'Neal and others criticized Heat head coach Stan Van Gundy for not calling enough plays for O'Neal.[61] In August 2005, O'Neal signed a 5-year-extension with the Heat for $100 million. Supporters applauded O'Neal's willingness to take what amounted to a pay cut and the Heat's decision to secure O'Neal's services for the long term. They contended that O'Neal was worth more than $20 million per year, particularly given that lesser players earned almost the same amount.[62]

    In the second game of the 2005–06 season, O'Neal injured his right ankle and subsequently missed the following 18 games. Upon O'Neal's return, Van Gundy resigned, citing family reasons, and Pat Riley assumed head coach responsibilities.[53] Many critics stated that Heat coach Riley correctly managed O'Neal during the rest of the season, limiting his minutes to a career low. Riley felt doing so would allow O'Neal to be healthier and fresher come playoff time. Although O'Neal averaged career lows (or near-lows) in points, rebounds, and blocks, he said in an interview "Stats don't matter. I care about winning, not stats. If I score 0 points and we win I'm happy. If I score 50, 60 points, break the records, and we lose, I'm pissed off. 'Cause I knew I did something wrong. I'll have a hell of a season if I win the championship and average 20 points a game."[63] During the 2005–06 season, the Heat recorded only a .500 record without O'Neal in the line-up.[64]

    On April 11, 2006, O'Neal recorded his second career triple-double against the Toronto Raptors with 15 points, 11 rebounds and a career high 10 assists.[65] O'Neal finished the 2005–06 season as the league leader in field goal percentage.[65]

    Fourth championship

    O'Neal holding the championship ball when the NBA Champion Heat visited the White House
    In the 2006 NBA Playoffs, the Heat first faced the younger Chicago Bulls, and O'Neal delivered a dominating 27 point, 16 rebound and 5 blocks performance in game 1 followed by a 22-point effort in game 2 to help Miami take a 2-0 lead in the series. Chicago would respond with two dominating performances at home to tie the series, but Miami would respond right back with a victory at home in game 5. Miami returned to Chicago and closed out the series in the 6th game, highlighted by another dominating performance by O'Neal who finished with 30 points and 20 rebounds. Miami advanced to face New Jersey, who won a surprising game 1 victory before the Heat won four straight to assure a rematch with Detroit. The Pistons had no answer for Wade throughout the series, while O'Neal delivered 21 points and 12 rebounds in game 3 followed by 27 points and 12 boards in game 4 to help Miami take a 3-2 series lead. The Pistons would win game 5 in Detroit, and Wade would once again get injured, but the Heat held on to win game 6 with O'Neal scoring 28 points with 16 rebounds and 5 blocks to help Miami reach their first ever NBA Finals.[66]

    In the Finals, the Heat were underdogs against the Dallas Mavericks led by Dirk Nowitzki, and the Mavericks won the first two games at home in dominating fashion. The Heat led by Wade and a balanced effort by O'Neal, Antoine Walker and Jason Williams would go on to win all three of the next games at home, before closing out the series in Dallas to deliver the first NBA title for the franchise and O'Neal's fourth title. With Wade carrying the offensive load, O'Neal did not need to have a dominating series, and finished with an average of 13.7 points and 10.2 rebounds for the series.[66]

    Surgery and Wade's injury
    In the 2006–07 season, O'Neal missed 35 games after an injury to his left knee in November required surgery.[67][68] After one of those missed games, a Christmas Day match-up against the Lakers, he ripped Jackson, who O'Neal had once called a second father, referring to his former coach as Benedict Arnold. Jackson had previously said, "The only person I've ever [coached] that hasn't been a worker ... is probably Shaq."[69] The Heat struggled during O'Neal's absence,[70] but with his return won seven of their next eight games. Bad luck still haunted the squad, however, as Wade dislocated his left shoulder, leaving O'Neal as the focus of the team.[70] Critics doubted that O'Neal, now in his mid-thirties, could carry the team into the playoffs.[71] The Heat went on a winning streak that kept them in the race for a playoff spot, which they finally secured against the Cleveland Cavaliers on April 5.[70]

    In a rematch of the year before, the Heat faced the Bulls in the first round of the 2006–07 NBA playoffs. The Heat struggled against the Bulls and although O'Neal put up reasonable numbers, he was not able to dominate the series. The Bulls swept the Heat, the first time in 50 years a defending NBA champion was swept in the opening round.[72] It was the first time in 13 years that O'Neal did not advance into the second round. In the 2006–07 season O'Neal reached 25,000 career points, becoming the 14th player in NBA history to accomplish that milestone. However, it was the first season in O'Neal's career that his scoring average dropped below 20 points per game.[4]

    2007–2008 season
    O'Neal experienced a rough start for the 2007–08 season, averaging career lows in points, rebounds, and blocks. His role in the offense diminished, as he attempted only 10 field goals per game, versus his career average of 17. In addition, O'Neal was plagued by fouls, and during one stretch fouled out of five consecutive games. O'Neal's streak of 14 straight All-Star appearances ended that season.[4] O'Neal again missed games due to injuries, and the Heat had a 15–game losing streak.[73] According to O'Neal, Riley thought he was faking the injury.[74] During a practice in February 2008, O'Neal got into an altercation with Riley over the coach ordering a tardy Jason Williams to leave practice. The two argued face-to-face, with O'Neal poking Riley in the chest and Riley slapping his finger away. Riley soon after decided to trade O'Neal.[75] O'Neal said his relationship with Wade was not "all that good" by the time he left Miami, but he did not express disappointment at Wade for failing to stand up for him.[76]

    O'Neal played 33 games for the Miami Heat in the 2007–08 season prior to being traded to the Phoenix Suns. O'Neal started all 33 games and averaged 14.2 points per game. Following the trade to Phoenix, O'Neal averaged 12.9 ppg while starting all 28 games with the Suns.

    Phoenix Suns (2008–2009)
    The Phoenix Suns acquired O'Neal in February 2008 from the league-worst Miami Heat, who had a record at the time of the trade of 9-37, in exchange for Shawn Marion and Marcus Banks.[77] O'Neal made his Suns debut on February 20, 2008, against his former Lakers team, scoring 15 points and grabbing 9 rebounds in the process. The Lakers won, 130–124. O'Neal was upbeat in a post-game press conference, stating: "I will take the blame for this loss because I wasn't in tune with the guys [...] But give me four or five days to really get in tune and I'll get it."[78]

    In 28 regular-season games, O'Neal averaged 12.9 points and 10.6 rebounds,[79] good enough to make the playoffs. One of the reasons for the trade was to limit Tim Duncan in the event of a postseason matchup between the Suns and the San Antonio Spurs, especially after the Suns' six-game elimination by the Spurs in the 2007 NBA Playoffs.[80] O'Neal and the Phoenix Suns did face the Spurs in the first round of the playoffs, but they were once again eliminated, in five games. O'Neal averaged 15.2 points, 9.2 rebounds and 1.0 assists per game.[79]

    O'Neal preferred his new situation with the Suns over the Heat. "I love playing for this coach and I love playing with these guys", O'Neal said. "We have professionals who know what to do. No one is asking me to play with [his former Heat teammates] Chris Quinn or Ricky Davis. I'm actually on a team again." Riley felt O'Neal was wrong for maligning his former teammates. O'Neal responded with an expletive toward Riley, who he often referred to as the "great Pat Riley" while playing for the Heat.[81] O'Neal credited the Suns training staff with prolonging his career.[82] They connected his arthritic toe, which would not bend, to the alteration of his jump that consequently was straining his leg. The trainers had him concentrate on building his core strength, flexibility, and balance.[83]

    The 2008–09 season improved for O'Neal, who averaged 18 pts, 9 rebounds, and 1.6 blocks through the first half (41 games) of the season, leading the Suns to a 23–18 record and 2nd place in their division.[84] He returned to the All-Star Game in 2009 and emerged as co-MVP along with ex-teammate Kobe Bryant.

    O'Neal with Phoenix teammate Steve Nash.
    On February 27, 2009, O'Neal scored 45 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, his 49th career 40-point game, beating the Toronto Raptors 133–113.

    In a matchup against Orlando on March 3, 2009, O'Neal was outscored by Magic center Dwight Howard, 21–19. "I'm really too old to be trying to outscore 18-year-olds", O'Neal said, referring to the then 23-year-old Howard. "It's not really my role anymore." O'Neal was double-teamed most of the night. "I like to play people one-on-one. My whole career I had to play people one-on-one. Never once had to double or ask for a double. But it's cool", said O'Neal. During the game, O'Neal flopped against Howard. Magic coach Stan Van Gundy, who had coached O'Neal with the Heat, was "very disappointed cause [O'Neal] knows what it's like. Let's stand up and play like men, and I think our guy did that tonight."[85] O'Neal responded, "Flopping is playing like that your whole career. I was trying to take the charge, trying to get a call. It probably was a flop, but flopping is the wrong use of words. Flopping would describe his coaching."[86] Mark Madsen, a Lakers teammate of O'Neal's for three years, found it amusing since "everyone in the league tries to flop on Shaq and Shaq never flops back."[87] In a 2006 interview in TIME, O'Neal said if he were NBA commissioner, he would "Make a guy have to beat a guy—not flop and get calls and be nice to the referees and kiss ass."[88]

    On March 6, O'Neal talked about the upcoming game against the Rockets and Yao Ming. "It's not going to be man-on-man, so don’t even try that," says O'Neal with an incredulous laugh. "They’re going to double and triple me like everybody else ... I rarely get to play [Yao] one-on-one ... But when I play him (on defense), it's just going to be me down there. So don’t try to make it a Yao versus Shaq thing, when it's Shaq versus four other guys."[89]

    The 2009 NBA Playoffs was also the first time since O'Neal's rookie season in 1992–93 that he did not participate in the playoffs. He was named as a member of the All-NBA Third Team. The Suns notified O'Neal he might be traded to cut costs.[90]

    Cleveland Cavaliers (2009–2010)
    On June 25, 2009, O'Neal was traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers for Sasha Pavlovic, Ben Wallace, $500,000, and a 2010-second round draft pick.[91] Upon arriving in Cleveland, O'Neal said, "My motto is very simple: Win a Ring for the King", referring to LeBron James.[92] James was the leader of the team, and O'Neal deferred to him.[93]

    On Friday, February 25, 2010 O'Neal suffered a severe right thumb injury while attempting to go up for a shot against Glen Davis of the Boston Celtics.[94] He had surgery on the thumb on March 1 and returned to play on April 17 in the first round playoff game against the Chicago Bulls.[95]

    O'Neal averaged career lows in almost every major statistical category, taking on a much less significant role than in previous years. His presence in the post was not as significant as in years past. After the retirement of Lindsey Hunter on March 5, O'Neal became the NBA's oldest active player. He returned to the starting line-up in time for the 2010 NBA Playoffs. The Cavaliers swiftly defeated the Chicago Bulls in the first round, yet Cleveland became the first team in NBA history to miss the NBA Finals after laying claim to the NBA's top playoff seed for two consecutive seasons. On May 13, the Cavaliers were eliminated from the playoffs, losing to the Boston Celtics 4–2 in the Eastern Conference semifinals.

    Boston Celtics (2010–2011)

    O'Neal finished his career with the Boston Celtics
    Upon hearing Bryant comment that he had more rings than O'Neal, Wyc Grousbeck, principal owner of the Celtics, saw an opportunity to acquire O'Neal.[96] Celtics coach Doc Rivers agreed to the signing on the condition that O'Neal would not receive preferential treatment nor could he cause any locker room problems like in Los Angeles or Miami.[97] On August 4, 2010, the Celtics announced that they had signed O'Neal.[98] The contract was for two years at the veteran minimum salary for a total contract value of $2.8 million.[99] O'Neal wanted the larger mid-level exception contract, but the Celtics chose instead to give it to Jermaine O'Neal.[100] The Atlanta Hawks and the Dallas Mavericks also expressed interest but had stalled on O'Neal's salary demands.[101][102] He was introduced by the Celtics on August 10, 2010, and chose the number 36.[103]

    O'Neal said he didn't "compete with little guys who run around dominating the ball, throwing up 30 shots a night—like D–Wade, Kobe." O'Neal added that he was only competing against Duncan: "If Tim Duncan gets five rings, then that gives some writer the chance to say 'Duncan is the best,' and I can't have that."[104] Publicly, he insisted he did not care whether he started or substituted for the Celtics, but expected to be part of the second unit.[104] Privately, he wanted to start, but kept it to himself.[105] O'Neal missed games throughout the season due to an assortment of ailments to his right leg[106] including knee,[107] calf,[108] hip,[109] and Achilles injuries.[110] The Celtics traded away center Kendrick Perkins in February partially due to the expectation that O'Neal would return to fill Perkins' role. The Celtics were 33–10 in games Perkins had missed during the year due to injury,[106] and they were 19–3 in games that O'Neal played over 20 minutes.[111] After requesting a cortisone shot, O'Neal returned April 3 after missing 27 games due to his Achilles; he played only five minutes due to a strained right calf.[106][112] It was the last regular season game he would play that year.[113] O'Neal missed the first round of the 2011 playoffs. He insisted on more cortisone shots and returned in the second round, but he was limited to 12 minutes in two games as the Heat eliminated the Celtics from the playoffs.[114][115]

    On June 1, 2011, O'Neal announced his retirement via social media.[116][117] On a short tape on Twitter, O'Neal tweeted, "We did it. Nineteen years, baby. I want to thank you very much. That's why I’m telling you first. I’m about to retire. Love you. Talk to you soon." On June 3, 2011, O'Neal held a press conference at his home in Orlando to officially announce his retirement.[118]

    National team career
    While in college, O'Neal was considered for the Dream Team to fill the college spot, but it eventually went to future teammate Christian Laettner.[119] His national team career began in the 1994 FIBA World Championship in which he was named MVP of the Tournament. While he led the Dream Team II to the gold medal with an 8–0 record, O'Neal averaged 18 points and 8.5 rebounds and recorded two double-doubles. In four games, he scored more than 20 points. Before 2010, he was the last active American player to have a gold from the FIBA World Cup.

    He was one of two players (the other being Reggie Miller) from the 1994 roster to be also named to the Dream Team III. Due to more star-power, he rotated with Hakeem Olajuwon and David Robinson and started 3 games. He averaged 9.3 points and 5.3 rebounds with 8 total blocks. Again, a perfect 8–0 record landed him another gold medal at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta. O'Neal was upset that coach Lenny Wilkens played Robinson more minutes in the final game; Wilkens previously explained to O'Neal that it would probably be Robinson's last Olympics.[120]

    After his 1996 experience, he declined to play in international competition. He was angered by being overlooked for the 1999 FIBA AmeriCup squad, saying it was a "lack of respect".[121] He forwent an opportunity to participate in the 2000 Olympics, explaining that two gold medals were enough.[122] Shaq also chose not to play in the 2002 FIBA World Championship.[123] He rejected an offer to play in the 2004 Olympics,[124] and although he was initially interested in being named for 2006–2008 US preliminary roster,[125] he eventually declined the invitation.[126]

    Player profile

    O'Neal's free throw shooting was regarded as one of his major weaknesses.
    O'Neal established himself as an overpowering low post presence, putting up career averages of 23.7 points on .582 field goal accuracy, 10.9 rebounds and 2.3 blocks per game.

    At 7 ft 1 in (2.16 m), 325 lb (147 kg; 23.2 st)[127] and U.S. shoe size 23,[51] he became famous for his physical stature. His physical frame gave him a power advantage over most opponents. On two occasions during his first season in the NBA his powerful dunks broke the steel backboard supports, prompting the league to increase the brace strength and stability of the backboards for the following 1993–94 season.[128]

    O'Neal's "drop step", (called the "Black Tornado" by O'Neal) in which he posted up a defender, turned around and, using his elbows for leverage, powered past him for a very high-percentage slam dunk, proved an effective offensive weapon. In addition, O'Neal frequently used a right-handed jump hook shot to score near the basket. The ability to dunk contributed to his career field goal accuracy of .582, second only to Artis Gilmore as the highest field goal percentage of all time.[129] He led the NBA in field goal percentage 10 times, breaking Wilt Chamberlain's record of nine.[51]

    Opposing teams often used up many fouls on O'Neal, reducing the playing time of their own big men. O'Neal's imposing physical presence inside the paint caused dramatic changes in many teams' offensive and defensive strategies.[130]

    O'Neal's primary weakness was his free throw shooting, with a career average of 52.7%. He once missed all 11 of his free throw attempts in a game against the Seattle SuperSonics on December 8, 2000, a record.[131] O'Neal believes his free throw woes were a mental issue, as he often shot 80 percent in practice.[132] In hope of exploiting O'Neal's poor foul shooting, opponents often committed intentional fouls against him, a tactic known as "Hack-a-Shaq". O'Neal was the third-ranked player all-time in free throws taken,[133] having attempted 11,252 free-throws in 1,207 games up to and including the 2010–11 season. On December 25, 2008, O'Neal missed his 5,000th free throw, becoming the second player in NBA history to do so, along with Chamberlain.[134]

    O'Neal only made one three point shot during his entire career. He made the shot during the 1995–96 NBA season with the Orlando Magic. His career three point shot record is 1 for 22 (a 4.5% career percentage).

    O'Neal was a capable defender, named three times to the All-NBA Second Defensive Team. His presence intimidated opposing players shooting near the basket, and he averaged 2.3 blocked shots per game over the course of his career.[135]

    Phil Jackson believed O'Neal underachieved in his career, saying he "could and should have been the MVP player for 10 consecutive seasons."[136] The Lakers retired his No. 34 jersey on April 2, 2013.[137]

    On February 26, 2016, the Miami Heat announced that it would retire O'Neal's No. 32 jersey during the 2016–17 season, making O'Neal one of just 32 athletes in American professional sports history to have their jersey retired by multiple teams.[138][139] The Heat eventually retired his jersey on December 22, 2016, during halftime of a game against his former team, the Los Angeles Lakers.

    Media personality
    O'Neal called himself "The Big Aristotle" and "Hobo Master" for his composure and insights during interviews. Journalists and others gave O'Neal several nicknames including "'Shaq'", "The Diesel", "Shaq Fu", "The Big Daddy", "Superman", "The Big Agave", "The Big Cactus", "The Big Shaqtus", "The Big Galactus", "Wilt Chamberneezy", "The Big Baryshnikov", "The Real Deal", "The Big Shamrock", "The Big Leprechaun", "Shaqovic",[140][141] and "The Big Conductor".[142] Although he was a favorite interviewee of the press, O'Neal was sensitive and often went weeks without speaking.[143] When he did not want to speak with the press, he employed an interview technique whereby, sitting in front of his cubicle, he would murmur in his low-pitched voice.[143][144]

    During the 2000 Screen Actors Guild strike, O'Neal performed in a commercial for Disney. O'Neal was fined by the union for crossing the picket line.[145][146]

    O'Neal's humorous and sometimes incendiary comments fueled the Los Angeles Lakers' long-standing rivalry with the Sacramento Kings; O'Neal frequently referred to the Sacramento team as the "Queens."[147][148][149] During the 2002 victory parade, O'Neal declared that Sacramento would never be the capital of California,[150] after the Lakers beat the Kings in a tough seven game series en route to its third championship with O'Neal.

    He also received media flak for mocking Chinese people when interviewed about newcomer center Yao Ming. O'Neal told a reporter, "you tell Yao Ming, ching chong yang, wah, ah so."[151] O'Neal later said it was locker room humor and he meant no offense. Yao believed that O'Neal was joking, but he said a lot of Asians wouldn't see the humor.[152] Yao joked, "Chinese is hard to learn. I had trouble with it when I was little."[153] O'Neal later admitted that he regretted how he hazed Yao early in his career.[154]

    During the 2005 NBA playoffs, O'Neal compared his poor play to Erick Dampier,[155] a Dallas Mavericks center who had failed to score a single point in one of their recent games. The quip inspired countless citations and references by announcers during those playoffs, though Dampier himself offered little response to the insult. The two would meet in the 2006 NBA Finals.[156]

    O'Neal was very vocal with the media, often making jabs at former Laker teammate Kobe Bryant. In the summer of 2005, when asked about Bryant, he responded, "I'm sorry, who?" and continued to pretend that he did not know who Bryant was until well into the 2005–06 season.[157]

    O'Neal also appeared on television on Saturday Night Live (he was initially picked to host the second episode of season 24 in 1998, but had to back down due to scheduling conflicts, being replaced by Kelsey Grammer); however, he did appear in two sketches during the episode) and in 2007 hosted Shaq's Big Challenge, a reality show on ABC in which he challenged Florida kids to lose weight and stay in shape.[158]

    When the Lakers faced the Heat on January 16, 2006, O'Neal and Bryant made headlines by engaging in handshakes and hugs before the game, an event that was believed to signify the end of the so-called "Bryant–O'Neal feud" that had festered since the center left Los Angeles. O'Neal was quoted as saying that he accepted the advice of NBA legend Bill Russell to make peace with Bryant.[159] However, on June 22, 2008, O'Neal freestyled a diss rap about Bryant in a New York club. While rapping, O'Neal blamed Bryant for his divorce from his wife Shaunie and claims to have received a vasectomy, as part of a rhyme. He also taunted Bryant for not being able to win a championship without him. O'Neal led the audience to mockingly chant several times "Kobe, tell me how my ass tastes."[160] O'Neal justified his act by saying "I was freestyling. That's all. It was all done in fun. Nothing serious whatsoever. That is what MCs do. They freestyle when called upon. I'm totally cool with Kobe. No issue at all."[161] Although even other exponents of hip hop, such as Snoop Dogg, Nas and Cory Gunz, agreed with O'Neal,[162] Maricopa County, Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio expressed his intention to relieve O'Neal of his Maricopa County sheriff posse badge, due to "use of a racially derogatory word and other foul language". The racial quote from his song was "it's like a white boy trying to be more nigga than me."[163]

    Off the court
    O'Neal left LSU for the NBA after three years. However, he promised his mother he would eventually return to his studies and complete his bachelor's degree. He fulfilled that promise in 2000, earning his bachelor of arts in general studies.[164] Coach Phil Jackson let O'Neal miss a home game so he could attend graduation. At the ceremony, he told the crowd "now I can go and get a real job". Subsequently, O'Neal earned an MBA online through the University of Phoenix in 2005. In reference to his completion of his MBA degree, he stated: "It's just something to have on my resume for when I go back into reality. Someday I might have to put down a basketball and have a regular 9-to-5 like everybody else."[165]

    Toward the end of his playing career, he began work on an Ed.D. in Human Resource Development at Barry University.[166][167] His doctoral capstone[168][169] topic was "The Duality of Humor and Aggression in Leadership Styles".[166][170] O'Neal received his degree in 2012.[171] O'Neal told a reporter for ABC News that he plans to further his education still by attending law school.[172]

    O'Neal has also studied directing and cinematography with the New York Film Academy's Filmmaking Conservatory.[173]

    Law enforcement
    O'Neal maintained a high level of interest in the workings of police departments and became personally involved in law enforcement. O'Neal went through the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Reserve Academy and became a reserve officer with the Los Angeles Port Police. He appeared in a commercial for ESPN in Miami Police garb climbing a tree to rescue LSU's costumed mascot Mike the Tiger.[citation needed]

    On March 2, 2005, O'Neal was given an honorary U.S. Deputy Marshal title and named the spokesman for the Safe Surfin' Foundation; he served an honorary role on the task force of the same name, which tracks down sexual predators who target children on the Internet.[174]

    Upon his trade to Miami, O'Neal began training to become a Miami Beach reserve officer. On December 8, 2005, he was sworn in, but elected for a private ceremony to avoid distracting attention from the other officers. He assumed a $1 per year salary in this capacity.[175] Shortly thereafter, in Miami, O'Neal witnessed a hate crime (assaulting a man while calling out homophobic slurs) and called Miami-Dade police, describing the suspect and helping police, over his cell phone, track the offender.[175] O'Neal's actions resulted in the arrest of two suspects on charges of aggravated battery, assault, and a hate crime.[176]

    In September 2006, O'Neal took part in a raid on a home in rural Bedford County, Virginia. O'Neal had been made an "honorary deputy" by the local sheriff's department. O'Neal was not qualified as a SWAT officer.[177]

    In December 2016, O'Neal was sworn in as a sheriff's deputy in Jonesboro, Georgia as part of Clayton County, Georgia Sheriff's Department. O'Neal holds the county record of Tallest Sheriff's Deputy.[178]

    Music career
    Shaquille O'Neal
    Genres Hip hop
    Occupation(s) Rapper
    Years active 1993–2001
    Labels Jive, Interscope, A&M, Trauma
    Associated acts Lord Tariq and Peter Gunz, DJ Kayslay
    Beginning in 1993, O'Neal began to compose rap music. He released five studio albums and 1 compilation album. Although his rapping abilities were criticized at the outset,[179][180] one critic credited him with "progressing as a rapper in small steps, not leaps and bounds".[181] His 1993 debut album, Shaq Diesel, received platinum certification from the RIAA.

    O'Neal was featured alongside Michael Jackson as a guest rapper on "2 Bad", a song from Jackson's 1995 album HIStory. He contributed three tracks, including the song "We Genie", to the Kazaam soundtrack.[182] O'Neal was also featured in Aaron Carter's 2001 hit single "That's How I Beat Shaq". Shaq also appears on the music video for the release.[183]

    Shaquille O'Neal conducted the Boston Pops Orchestra at the Boston Symphony Hall on December 20, 2010.

    In July 2017, O'Neal released a diss track aimed at LaVar Ball, the father of NBA point guard Lonzo Ball. The three minute song was released in response to Ball claiming him and his younger son LaMelo, would beat O'Neal and his son Shareef in a game of basketball.

    Starting with Blue Chips and Kazaam, O'Neal appeared in movies that were panned by some critics.[184][185]

    O'Neal is one of the first African Americans to portray a major comic book superhero in a motion picture, having starred as John Henry Irons, the protagonist in the 1997 film Steel. He is preceded only by Michael Jai White, whose film Spawn was released two weeks before Steel.

    O'Neal appeared as himself on an episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm, bedridden after Larry David's character accidentally tripped him while stretching, and in two episodes each of My Wife and Kids and The Parkers. He appeared in cameo roles in the films, Freddy Got Fingered, Jack and Jill and Scary Movie 4. O'Neal appeared in the 311 music video for the hit single "You Wouldn't Believe" in 2001, in P. Diddy's video for "Bad Boys 4 Life", the video for Aaron Carter's "That's How I Beat Shaq", and the video for Owl City's "Vanilla Twilight". O'Neal appeared in the movie CB4 in a small "interviewing" scene. O'Neal appeared in a SportsCenter commercial dressed in his Miami police uniform, rescuing Mike the Tiger from a tree. O'Neal reportedly wanted a role in the film X2 (the second in the X-Men film series), but was ignored by the filmmakers.[186] O'Neal appeared as Officer Fluzoo in the comedy sequel Grown Ups 2.

    He voiced animated versions of himself on several occasions, including in the animated series Static Shock (episode "Static Shaq"), in Johnny Bravo (episode "Back on Shaq"), in Uncle Grandpa (episode "Perfect Kid"),[citation needed] and in The Lego Movie. He also had a voice over role in the 2013 film, The Smurfs 2.[187]

    Video games
    O'Neal was featured on the covers of video games NBA Live 96, NBA 2K6, NBA 2K7, NBA Showtime: NBA on NBC, NBA Hoopz, and NBA Inside Drive 2004.[188][189][190][191] O'Neal appeared in the arcade version of NBA Jam (1993), NBA Jam (2003) and NBA Live 2004 as a current player and as a 1990s All-Star. O'Neal starred in Shaq Fu, a fighting game for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System and Sega Genesis. O'Neal also appeared in Backyard Basketball in 2004, Ready 2 Rumble Boxing: Round 2 as a playable boxer, and as an unlockable character in Delta Force: Black Hawk Down. O'Neal was also an unlockable character in UFC Undisputed 2010.[192] At CES 2014, O'Neal confirmed to GamerFitnation that there would be a "Shaq Fu 2" being released soon on next-generation consoles.[193]

    O'Neal and his mother, Lucille Harrison, were featured in the documentary film Apple Pie, which aired on ESPN.[194][195] O'Neal had a 2005 reality series on ESPN, Shaquille,[196] and hosted a series called Shaq's Big Challenge on ABC.[197]

    O'Neal appeared on NBA Ballers and NBA Ballers: Phenom,[198] in the 2002 Discovery Channel special Motorcycle Mania 2 requesting an exceptionally large bike to fit his large size famed custom motorcycle builder Jesse James,[199] in the first Idol Gives Back in 2007,[200] on an episode of Fear Factor,[201] and on an episode of MTV's Jackass, where he was lifted off the ground on Wee Man's back.[202] O'Neal was a wrestling fan and made appearances at many WWE events.[203]

    O'Neal was pranked on the MTV show Punk'd when a crew member accused him of stealing his parking space. After O'Neal and his wife went into a restaurant, Ashton Kutcher's crew members let the air out of O'Neal's tires. O'Neal and the crew member then got into an altercation and after Kutcher told O'Neal he had been Punk'd, O'Neal made an obscene gesture at the camera.[204][205]

    O'Neal starred in a reality show called Shaq Vs. which premiered on August 18, 2009, on ABC.[206] The show featured O'Neal competing against other athletes at their own sports.[207]

    On July 14, 2011, O'Neal announced that he would join Turner Network Television (TNT) as an analyst on its NBA basketball games, joining Ernie Johnson, Kenny Smith, and Charles Barkley.[208]

    He hosted the show Upload with Shaquille O'Neal which aired on TruTV for one season.

    In September 2015 whilst promoting sportswear giant Reebok in South Korea, O'Neal joined the cast in the South Korean variety television show Off to School where he went to Seo Incheon High School. The show features various celebrities attending a selected high school as students for three days.[209] The producer of the show, Kim No Eun said, "We’ve worked hard on our guest list this season, so Chu Sung Hoon will be appearing on a cable channel for the first time. Shaquille O'Neal will be on the show as well. We succeeded in casting him after a lot of effort. O'Neal will be visiting Korea for a promotion and will be visiting the school on the last day. He will have lunch with the students. We’re even preparing a big match between Chu Sung Hoon and Shaquille O'Neal. We’re specially preparing a uniform for Shaquille O'Neal."[210][211][212]

    O'Neal has made numerous appearances in television commercials, including several Pepsi commercials, such as one from 1995 which parodied shows like I Love Lucy (the "Job Switching" episode), Bonanza, and Woody Woodpecker; various 1990s Reebok commercials; Nestlé Crunch commercials; Gold Bond products; The General insurance commercials; and IcyHot commercials.

    Mixed martial arts
    O'Neal began training in mixed martial arts (MMA) in 2000. At Jonathan Burke's Gracie Gym, he trained in boxing, jiu-jitsu, Muay Thai and wrestling. At the gym, he used the nickname Diesel.[213] O'Neal challenged kickboxer and mixed martial artist Choi Hong-man to a mixed martial arts rules bout in a YouTube video posted on June 17, 2009. Hong-man replied to an email asking him if he would like to fight O'Neal saying "Yes, if there is a chance." Hong-man also responded to a question asking if O'Neal had a chance of winning with a simple "No."[214] On August 28, 2010, at UFC 118 in Boston, O'Neal reiterated his desire to fight Choi in an interview.[215]

    Professional wrestling
    A lifelong professional wrestling fan, O'Neal has made numerous appearances at televised events over the years for three different promotions.

    In 1994, O'Neal made several appearances in World Championship Wrestling (WCW), including at the Bash at the Beach pay per view, where he presented the title belt to the winner of the WCW World Heavyweight Championship match between Hulk Hogan and Ric Flair.[216]

    In July 2009, O'Neal served as the guest host for a live broadcast of WWE's Monday Night Raw. As part of the show, O'Neal got into a physical altercation with seven-foot tall wrestler Big Show.[217]

    In September 2012, O'Neal made a guest appearance on Total Nonstop Action Wrestling's Impact Wrestling program, where he had a backstage segment with Hulk Hogan.[218]

    In April 2016, O'Neal participated in his first ever match, when he was a surprise celebrity entry in the André the Giant Memorial Battle Royal at WrestleMania 32. O'Neal eliminated Damien Sandow, and had another confrontation with Big Show before being eliminated himself by most of the other wrestlers.[219]

    A match with Big Show was planned for WrestleMania 33, but those plans fell through.

    Business ventures
    O'Neal is also an active businessman and investor. He was an active bond investor in the early 1990s but continued to wade into stocks and made investments in various companies such as General Electric, Apple, and PepsiCo. He described what has worked best for him in stock investing was where he felt a personal connection with the company.[220] He has also been an active real estate entrepreneur. O'Neal was looking to expand his business ventures with real-estate development projects aimed at assisting Orlando home owners facing foreclosure. His plans involved buying the mortgages of those who had fallen into foreclosure and then selling the homes back to them under more affordable terms. He would make a small profit in return, but wanted to make an investment in Orlando and help out homeowners.[221]

    In conjunction with Boraie Development, O'Neal has developed projects in his hometown of Newark, New Jersey including, CityPlex12 and One Riverview. [222][223][224][225] [226]

    O'Neal is on the advisory board for Tout Industries, a social video service startup company based in San Francisco.[117] He received the position in return for breaking news of his NBA retirement on the service.[227]

    In September 2013, O'Neal became a minority owner of the Sacramento Kings.[228]

    In June 2015, O'Neal invested in technology startup Loyale3 Holdings Inc., a San Francisco brokerage firm whose website and mobile app enables companies to sell a piece of their IPOs directly to small investors who put up as a little as $100 and also allows investors to regularly buy small amounts of shares in already public companies.[220]

    O'Neal is an investor for eSports team NRG Esports.[229] He has also appeared in television commercials promoting the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive league ELeague.[230]

    In late 2016 O'Neal purchased the Krispy Kreme location at 295 Ponce de Leon Avenue Atlanta, GA. O'Neal is also the Global Spokesperson for the company.[231]

    Personal life

    O'Neal at the 2009 NBA All-Star game
    O'Neal was raised by a Baptist mother and a Muslim stepfather.[232] Both Robin Wright in her book Rock the Casbah as well as the Los Angeles Times have identified O'Neal as a Muslim.[233][234][235] However, O'Neal has said, "I'm Muslim, I'm Jewish, I'm Buddhist, I'm everybody 'cause I'm a people person."[236]

    He married Shaunie Nelson on December 26, 2002. The couple have four children (Shareef, Amirah, Shaqir, and Me'arah), and Nelson has one son from a previous relationship (Myles). In 2015, Shareef was seen in high school basketball highlights as a 6-foot-7-inch (2.01 m) or 6-foot-8-inch (2.03 m) freshman power forward, and had been described to have "polar opposite playing style to his father" due to his more athletic build and better shooting range.[237][238] O'Neal also has a daughter from a previous relationship with his ex-girlfriend Arnetta Yarbourgh (Taheara).[239] On September 4, 2007, O'Neal filed for divorce from Shaunie in a Miami-Dade Circuit court. Shaunie later said that the couple had gotten back together and that the divorce was withdrawn. However, on November 10, 2009, Shaunie filed an intent to divorce, citing irreconcilable differences.[240] In summer 2010, O'Neal began dating reality TV star Nicole "Hoopz" Alexander.[241][242] The couple resided at O'Neal's home in Sudbury, Massachusetts,[243] and later split in 2012.[244]

    O'Neal is a 2009 inductee of the New Jersey Hall of Fame.[245] O'Neal became a Freemason in 2011, becoming a member of Widow's Son Lodge No. 28 in Boston.[246] O'Neal is a Prince Hall Freemason.[247][248][249]

    In his mansion in Orlando, Florida, O'Neal built a home movie theater with two rows of five retractable chairs, Superman lights, a Superman symbol on the floor, a big screen, a Superman symbol on his blanket, and 5.1 surround sound.[citation needed] O'Neal also created an indoor basketball court.[citation needed]

    When Hall of Fame center George Mikan died in June 2005, O'Neal, who considered Mikan to be a major influence, extended an offer to his family to pay all of the funeral expenses, which they accepted.[250]

    O'Neal is a fan of the National Hockey League's New Jersey Devils, who play in his hometown of Newark, and has been seen at several games over the years.[251] On January 11, 2014, O'Neal performed the ceremonial first puck and drove a Zamboni for a game between the Devils and the Florida Panthers.[252] O'Neal is also a fan of English football club Northampton Town, and has posted videos of support to their official YouTube page.[253]

    O'Neal endorsed Republican New Jersey governor Chris Christie in his 2013 reelection bid, appearing in a television advertisement.[254]

    NBA career statistics
    See also: List of career achievements by Shaquille O'Neal
    GP Games played GS Gam

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    Lmao this man copied the whole ass wikipedia page


    cite ur damn sources


    nice stolen meme idiot

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    As far as I know, that is not a crime. Chill bruh.


    Heat4life more like HeatjokewasAss amirite

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    This comment has a better upvote/downvote ratio than your entire account so shut up, bitch


    No you not right. Stfu you're an ass contributor and should prolly kys lmao


    ^^^ give this comment some upvotes

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    You sacrificed upvotes so this comment would succeed
    Your a 2KMTC Hero


    Thanks but wow

    I wasn't expecting 21 downvotes for a positive comment. RIP


    I never once thought I'd get the top comment on this site, but to have Zem of all people comment on it, that is cool, i will admit.


    I would like to thank @DRose1MVP for helping this comment succeed. I actually have never had more than 3 upvotes before this on a comment


    It's 100% deserved man. Your comment was great. I doubt I did much to help ;)


    I honestly wonder if people downvote this thinking I'm his alt, or something...


    yea i still dont know why so many people downvoted it


    Lol. At the time zem wrote his reply to mine, it had 20. Now it has 75 LOL

    it's fine tho


    yea your up/down vote ratio pretty high so you good


    This comment alone contributes to 20% of your total downvotes


    Lmao feels bad man


    Ikr, the sacrifices you make


    Fax lmaooo


    Why are yall commenting on a 2k18 card


    Idk lmao


    *Sad music plays*






    With a side of nuts if you know what i mean

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    You've permanently influenced my thinking

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    Why did Ronnie give Shaq a 35 three? You know that shits deadly


    hes the black steph curry


    How many Reese's Puffs boxes do I need to go through to get this


    True Story:
    Shaquille 'Diseal' O'Neal had sexual relations with my aunt, even though my aunt is married. And it took 3 years for my Uncle to realise I was screwing my own cousin.


    Mmhm and VC fucked my uncle Bob

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    Also Michael Jordan had sexual relations with his hand one time.


    షకీల్ 'డిసీల్' ఓ నీల్


    W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W
    Those W's are for this marvellous comment!
    - KawhiCluning (I suffer a disability, but focus on my ability!)

    Comment written by his mother.

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    70 mid? BBQ chicken alert


    When the rim took your BBQ chicken


    99 Break Backboard


    Up-vote if you think he is the most dominant center of all time


    I'm shooting threes with this card, who's with me??


    Reporter: "would suck the vemon out of your mother breast to win the title?"
    Shaq: "No, only with your wife!!!!!" Ooooooooooooo OOOOOOOOOO


    OP Shaq! but 2K made myteam even harder to grind because of the stupid goals that will take forever to reach this Shaq. For now I'm satisfied with the free Ruby Shaq that I can reuse because its not a free agent card


    35 open shot three... the disrespect is real




    Portland has three timeouts left, the Lakers have two. Bryant....to Shaq!!!


    Wtf is coming out of his mouth lmao?


    The should've had him sitting on lavar


    Shaq with a 70 mod range. Sad! Fault here on both sides Us for wanting a doniating Shaq, and 2k for feeding our wild desires. Some very fine people at 2k and in the 2k community but fault on both sides. Sad!


    Took so many L's on my spelling here


    Everybody gets an up-vote


    Oh no looks like the same overpoweredness of last year


    When she tells you if she beat you 1v1 she gets to have your phone


    65 free throw



    Strength is 100




    35 three is wet for shaq


    If I was Chris Dudley I'd be scared


    only 13 HOF badges? lol


    17 99 stats? wtf are these rewards for, lmao.


    His three pointer went from 25 to 35. Why 2K...


    THE DIESEL will be amazing this year!!!


    How is Shaq 96 inside he is like 99


    cuz fadeaway


    Why doesn't he have any hot spots at the 3 point line. Disrespectful


    65 free throw is deadly


    a 65 free throw im schleep should be like a 55


    He has a better free throw than LeBron


    Why does shaq have an 80 contested 3-pointer tendency


    Kobe N----a tell me how my ass


    Can someone explain to me why SHAQ has hof difficult shots


    He looks like he broke the rim and backboard in this picture


    shaq got that 84 speed. (he only gets that speed if you write bbq chicken on the side of the court)


    when 2005 shaq is in a lakers jersey. if im not mistaken he played for the heat then...




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    i have the 99 shaq it is beast


    He will be mine soon! just need some schedules and waiting for weekly challanges


    You already unlocked Pau Gasol!? How many games did it take? How many schedules have you completed so far?

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    Just 10, but anyway have to wait for weekly challanges at least until february


    I thought the weekly challenges ended around the time that the playoffs started. I have ten more schedules to complete, and then I'm grinding for Pau Gasol. Almost there!


    Did you complete the Bulls schedule? I have a problem on the 20th challange, i completed it 3-4 times and they show me as uncompleted. Same thing with the Bucks 9th challange...


    I completed the following schedules:

    • 76ers - Done
    • Cavaliers -Done
    • Clippers - Done
    • Grizzlies - Done
    • Bucks - Done
    • Bulls - Done
    • Celtics - Done
    • Hawks - Done
    • Heat - Done
    • Knicks - Done
    • Magic - Done
    • Pacers - Done
    • Pelicans - Done
    • Pistons - Done
    • Wizards - Done
    • Suns - Done
    • Trailblazers - Done
    • Raptors - Done
    • Timberwolves - Done
    • Spurs - Done

    What are the challenge requirements? If it's hold them to less than 10 fast break points, let the other team get 4 fast break points, and make sure you get 6 or 8 fast break points. I'm currently on game 17 of the Nuggets. So far so good.


    Are you on ps4 or Xbox? Do you have twitter?


    Yup, I'm on PS4. My Twitter handle is @Mr_Black_Friday


    Can you send me a message? I can't send it to you


    What's your Twitter? I'll message and add you there. Just easier.


    lakylaspugna is my twitter, i was telling you to send me a message on twitter


    Sent it. Totally went over my head. Haha


    They gave the goat silver flashy passer just another way Ronnie fucked up the game. We shouldn’t have any shaqs in the game bc he is literally the Swiss army knife of the nba who lost its free throw attachment.


    List of shipwrecks in 1839
    From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    The list of shipwrecks in 1839 includes some ships sunk, wrecked or otherwise lost during 1839.

    table of contents
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    1 January[edit]
    List of shipwrecks: January 1839
    Ship Country Description
    Diamond Civil Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore near Fort Augustus, Inverness-shire.[1]
    Farmer Civil Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg United Kingdom The ship ran aground on the Black Rock. She was on a voyage from Belfast, County Antrim to Troon, Ayrshire.[2]
    Isabella Civil Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg United Kingdom The ship sprang a leak and was beached at Donaghadee, County Down. She was on a voyage from London to Runcorn, Cheshire.[3]
    John Wood Civil Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg United Kingdom The paddle steamer was damaged by fire at Havre de Grâce, Seine-Maritime, France.[3]
    Marchioness of Huntley Civil Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and wrecked in the Copeland Islands, County Down. She was on a voyage from Dundalk, County Louth to Islay, Inner Hebrides.[4]
    Mary Civil Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg United Kingdom The ship was wrecked on Oronsay, Orkney Islands with the loss of a crew member. She was on a voyage from Hamburg to St. John, New Brunswick, British North America.[5]
    Raisbeck Civil Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Portsmouth, Hampshire. She was on a voyage from Sunderland, County Durham to Lancaster, Lancashire.[6]
    Roscoe Civil Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg United Kingdom The sloop was driven ashore and wrecked at Scrabster, Caithness.[7]
    Thomas and William Civil Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg United Kingdom The ship ran aground at King's Lynn, Norfolk. She was on a voyage from King's Lynn to London.[8] She was later refloated, and resumed her voyage on 3 January.[3]
    Zakrevsky Russian Empire Grand Duchy of Finland The ship was driven ashore at Longhope, Orkney Islands. She was on a voyage from Oulu to Liverpool, Lancashire.[9] Zakrevsky was refloated on 27 January and taken into Stromness, Orkney Islands for repair.[10][11]
    2 January[edit]
    List of shipwrecks: 2 January 1839
    Ship Country Description
    Edouard Presentief United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Guernsey The ship foundered in the North Sea off Vlieland, Friesland, Netherlands with the loss of all hands. She was on a voyage from Copenhagen, Denmark to Guernsey.[12][13]
    Jannett Civil Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg United Kingdom The ship was wrecked on Skagen, Denmark with the loss of a crew member. She was on a voyage from Saint Petersburg, Russia to Leith, Lothian.[14]
    Jean Civil Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore in West Loch Tarbert. She was on a voyage from Londonderry to Glasgow, Renfrewshire.[3]
    Pangus France The ship ran aground at Havre de Grâce, Seine-Maritime. She was on a voyage from New Orleans, Louisiana, United States to Havre de Grâce. Pangus was later refloated and towed into Havre de Grâce by the steam tug Rolla ( France).[3]
    Zoar Civil Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg United Kingdom The ship deoarted from South Shields, County Durham for Rotterdam, South Holland. She subsequently foundered, probably during the Night of the Big Wind. A piece of wreckage from her washed up on Ameland, Friesland.[15][16]
    3 January[edit]
    List of shipwrecks: 3 January 1839
    Ship Country Description
    Adele France The ship was driven ashore at Tarifa, Spain. She was on a voyage from Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône to Guadaloupe.[13] Adele was refloated on 10 January and taken into Gibraltar.[17]
    Albion Civil Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg United Kingdom The ship ran aground and capsized in the River Witham. She was on a voyage from Sunderland, County Durham to Boston, Lincolnshire.[18]
    Allen Civil Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg United Kingdom The ship departed from Maldon, Essex for Goole, East Riding of Yorkshire. No further trace, presumed foundered with the loss of all hands.[19]
    Catherine Civil Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg United Kingdom The ship ran aground at Wexford. She was on a voyage from Quebec City, Lower Canada, British North America to Wexford. Catherine was later refloated.[18]
    Catherine Bremen The ship was abandoned in the North Sea off Heligoland. She was on a voyage from Odessa, Russia to Bremen.[12]
    Navarin Civil Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg United Kingdom The ship sprang a leak and foundered in the North Sea off Flamborough Head, Yorkshire. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from South Shields, County Durham to King's Lynn, Norfolk.[1]
    Pallion Civil Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg United Kingdom The ship foundered off Hartlepool, County Durham. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland to Scarborough,Yorkshire.[20]
    Royal William Civil Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg United Kingdom The ship departed from London for Newcastle upon Tyne. No further trace, presumed foundered in the North Sea with the loss of all hands.[21]
    Success Civil Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg United Kingdom The brig was discovered to be on fire in the River Thames at Deptford, Kent. She was towed to Wapping, Middlesex where the fire was extinguished. Success was severely damaged.[4][3]
    Swift Civil Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg United Kingdom The ship struck rocks and sank at Newton-by-the-Sea, Northumberland. Her crew survived.[20][7]
    Viewforth Civil Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg United Kingdom The ship ran aground on the Cross Sand, in the North Sea off the coast of Norfolk. She was on a voyage from North Shields, County Durham to Calcutta, India.[7]
    4 January[edit]
    List of shipwrecks: January 1839
    Ship Country Description
    Allen Civil Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg United Kingdom The ship departed from Maldon, Essex for Leeds, Yorkshire. No further trace, presumed foundered with the loss of all hands.[22]
    Anna Dorothea Norway The ship was driven ashore at Christiansand. She was on a voyage from St. Ubes, Portugal to Drontheim.[23]
    Atalante France The ship ran aground. She subsequently put into Egersund, Norway.[24]
    Confidence Civil Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg United Kingdom The ship departed from Bristol, Gloucestershire for Liverpool, Lancashire. She subsequently foundered in the Irish Sea. One of her boats washed up in St. Brides Bay on 14 January.[25]
    Earl of Durham Civil Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg United Kingdom The ship was wrecked on the Haisborough Sands, in the North Sea off the coast of Norfolk. Her crew were rescued by Stadt Leer ( Kingdom of Hanover). Earl of Durham was on a voyage from London to Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland.[26][27]
    James Civil Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and sank in Lunan Bay. Her crew were rescued by Coast Guard.[28]
    5 January[edit]
    List of shipwrecks: 5 January 1839
    Ship Country Description
    Acorn Civil Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg United Kingdom The ship was wrecked at Bergen, Norway with the loss of a pilot. She was on a voyage from Aberdeen to Lerwick, Shetland Islands.[23][29]
    Albion Civil Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore on Kerrary Island, 4 nautical miles (7.4 km) from Oban, Argyllshire. She was on a voyage from Montrose, Forfarshire to Londonderry.[20][30]
    Catherina Bremen The ship foundered in the North Sea 10 nautical miles (19 km) south west of Heligoland. She was on a voyage from Odessa, Russia to Bremen.[31]
    Clifton Civil Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg United Kingdom The ship ran aground at Newport, Monmouthshire. She was on a voyage from Quebec City, Lower Canada, British North America to Newport. Clifton was later refloated.[18]
    Isabel Civil Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg United Kingdom The ship departed from Wisbech, Cambridgeshire for Leith, Lothian. No further trace, presumed foundered with the loss of all hands.[22]
    Josephine Civil Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg United Kingdom The ship was damaged by fire at New York, United States.[23]
    Linnet Civil Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg United Kingdom The ship departed from Wivenhoe, Essex for Goole, Yorkshire. No further trace, presumed foundered in the North Sea with the loss of all hands.[32]
    Thomas and Mary Civil Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg United Kingdom The ship departed from Maldon, Essex for Leeds or Wakefield, Yorkshire. No further trace, presumed foundered with the loss of all hands.[22]
    Three Sisters Civil Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg United Kingdom The ship sank at the mouth of the River Avon. She had been refloated by 8 January.[1]
    Venus Civil Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and capsized in Lough Swilly. Her crew were rescued.[13]
    6 January[edit]
    Further information: Night of the Big Wind
    List of shipwrecks: 6 January 1839
    Ship Country Description
    Andrew Nugent Civil Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and wrecked at Arranmore, County Donegal with the loss of all hands. She was on a voyage from Sligo to London.[33]
    Bethel Civil Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Bideford, Devon. She was on a voyage from Prince Edward Island, British North America to Bideford. Bethel was refloated on 13 January and taken into Bideford.[34]
    Cybole Civil Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Criccieth Castle, Caernarfonshire with the loss of a crew member. She was on a voyage from Saint John, New Brunswick, British North America to Belfast, County Antrim.[35]
    Endeavour Civil Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg United Kingdom The ship sank in the River Mersey.[9] She was on a voyage from Liverpool, Lancashire to Drogheda, County Louth.[36]
    Gazelle Civil Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Plymouth, Devon. She was on a voyage from Dundee, Forfarshire to Saint Domingo.[37]
    George and Henry,
    and Windham Civil Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg United Kingdom George and Henry was run down and sunk in the North Sea off the coast of Suffolk by Windham. Their crews took to the boats and were rescued by Vistula (Civil Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg United Kingdom). Windham came ashore at Corton, Suffolk, where she was wrecked.[37][28]
    John Airey Civil Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore and wrecked at Whitehaven, Cumberland with the loss of all but her captain,[9] or the captain, his wife and two sailors.[38]
    Joseph and John Civil Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg United Kingdom The ship departed from Great Yarmouth, Norfolk for Leeds, Yorkshire. No further trace, presumed foundered with the loss of all hands.[22]
    Leonidas Civil Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore at Ostend, West Flanders, Belgium. Her crew were rescued. She was on a voyage from Sunderland, County Durham to Southampton, Hampshire.[1]
    Loch Ryan Civil Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg United Kingdom The steamship was driven ashore at Stranraer, Wigtownshire.[39]
    Margaret Civil Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg United Kingdom The ship departed from Arbroath, Forfarshire for Glasgow, Renfrewshire. No further trace, presumed foundered with the loss of all hands.[40]
    Mary Anne Civil Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg United Kingdom The ship foundered off Rothesay, Bute with the loss of all hands. She was on a voyage from Sligo to Rothesay.[33][41]
    Marys Civil Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg United Kingdom The ship sank at Stranraer with the loss of two of her crew.[39]
    Nautilus Civil Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg United Kingdom The ship departed from Wisbech, Cambridgeshire for Stockton-on-Tees, County Durham. No further trace, presumed foundered with the loss of all hands.[42]
    Richard Hill Civil Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg United Kingdom The ship was driven ashore in Blacksod Bay. Shewas on a voyage from Plymouth, Devon to Limerick.[13]
    Richmond Civil Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg United Kingdom The ship was ran aground on the Inner Sand, in the North Sea off the coast of Suffolk. She was later refloated.[43]
    Spencer Civil Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg United Kingdom The ship departed from King's Lynn, Norfolk for Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland. No further trace, presumed foundered with the loss of all hands.[44]
    Superb Civil Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg United Kingdom The ship was driven against the quayside and severely damaged at Westport, County Mayo.[13]
    Swift Civil Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg United Kingdom The ship departed from Liverpool for Gibraltar. She subsequently foundered.[25]
    Undine Civil Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg United Kingdom The schooner was driven ashore and severely damaged at Scattery Island, County Clare with the loss of five of her crew. She was on a voyage from Limerick to London.[1][45]
    Union Jack Civil Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg United Kingdom The schooner was driven ashore on Governors Island, Boston, Massachusetts, United States.[16]
    Young Susannah Civil Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg United Kingdom The sloop was driven ashore and wrecked at Easton Bavents, Suffolk. Her crew were rescued.[46] She was on a voyage from Gunness-on-Trent, Lincolnshire to London.[37][47]
    7 January[edit]
    Further information: Night of the Big Wind
    For the loss of Olive Branch on this date, see the entry for 30 December 1838


    on NBA playgrounds his mid range is better than his dunk...



    can you even get this card yet?


    Shaq has a 70 mid-range and David Robinson has an 80 three...the complete dominance and unrealistic stats continues. AND I LOVE IT


    dont forget shaqs HOF difficult shots


    90 intangibles


    98 vertical


    @tupac ban whoever is mass downvoting


    That 35 three is offensive


    why the hell does he have difficult shots hof hahaha


    bc he attempted alot of difficult shots and made them


    This man Shaq has Difficult Shots and Tireless Scorer on HOF


    When Javales mom stands up for him


    HOF difficult shots lol


    2k is finally rewarding the players that play


    hof difficult shots 2k wyd


    i guess dunking over everyone is easy...

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    difficult shots is a badge for making jumpers off the dribble lmao


    oh shit, that makes no sense tho, contact layups are difficult too lol


    one of the best big men in the game


    it looks like he has a baby head on a grown mans body


    65 ft and 86 speed. Too high 2K.


    I'm suprised the rim did not snap in half like a twig.


    Love the fact that he has Silver Flashy passer...


    "I came in like a wrecking ball"


    Big Shaq
    Yo, Big Shaq, the one and only
    Man's not hot, never hot
    Skrrat, skidi-kat-kat
    Two plus two is four, minus one that's three, quick maths
    Everyday man's on the block, smoke trees
    See your girl in the park, that girl is a uckers
    When the ting went quack-quack-quack, you man were ducking (you man ducked)
    Hold tight, Asnee (my brotha), he's got the pumpy (big ting)
    Hold tight, my man (my guy), he's got the frisbee
    I trap, trap, trap on the phone, movin' that cornflakes
    Rice Krispies, hold tight my girl, Whitney (my G)
    On the road doin' ten toes, like my toes (like my toes)
    You man thought I froze, I see a peng girl, then I pose (chilin')
    If she ain't on it, I ghost, hah, look at your nose (check your nose fam)
    You donut, nose long like garden hose
    I tell her man's not hot, I tell her man's not hot
    The girl told me, "Take off your jacket"
    I said, "Babes, man's not hot" (never hot)
    I tell her man's not hot (never hot)
    I tell her man's not hot (never hot)
    The girl told me, "Take off your jacket"
    I said, "Babes, man's not hot" (never hot)
    Hop out the four-door with the .44, it was one, two, three and four (us man)
    Chillin' in the corridor (yo), your dad is forty-four
    And he's still callin' man for a draw (look at him), let him know
    When I see him, I'm gonna spin his jaw (finished)
    Take man's Twix by force (take it), send man shop by force (send him)
    Your girl knows I've got the sauce (flexin'), no ketchup (none)
    Just sauce (saucy), raw sauce
    Ah, yo, boom, ah
    The ting goes skrrrahh, pap, pap, ka-ka-ka
    Skidiki-pap-pap, and a pu-pu-pudrrrr-boom
    Skya, du-du-ku-ku-dun-dun
    Poom, poom, you dun know
    I tell her man's not hot (man's not), I tell her man's not hot (never hot)
    The girl told me, "Take off your jacket"
    I said, "Babes, man's not hot" (never hot)
    I tell her man's not hot (never hot)
    I tell her man's not hot (never hot)
    The girl told me, "Take off your jacket"
    I said, "Babes, man's not hot"
    Man can never be hot (never hot), perspiration ting (spray dat)
    Lynx Effect (come on), you didn't hear me did you? (nah)
    Use roll-on (use that), or spray
    But either way, A-B-C-D (alphabet ting)
    The ting goes skrrrahh, pap, pap, ka-ka-ka
    Skidiki-pap-pap, and a pu-pu-pudrrrr-boom
    Skya, du-du-ku-ku-dun-dun
    Poom, poom
    You dun know, Big Shaq
    Man's not hot
    I tell her man's not hot (never hot)
    Forty degrees and man's not hot (come on)
    Yo, in the sauna, man's not hot (never hot)
    Yeah, skidika-pap-pap


    Im selling MTs on Ps4. I want to recover some of the money I've spent on this game. Add me on skype : dani_basket98


    Javale > Shaq




    MyTeam sucks don't waste your time. This year is absolutely garbage. Bring back 2k16.


    he's a god of course he 99 even as a rook he was


    Shaq with a middy? Deadly!






    Shaq got that anal face lmao


    Hold tight Asznee


    I want this card so bad. It will go well with my pink diamond Kobe.


    99 Shatter Backboard


    I swear to god shaq was a point guard


    you stink and you dirty


    People who got diamond Shaq and completed 30 Scheduled chalanges must be mad.


    rim looks like its breaking


    షకీల్ 'డిసీల్' ఓ నీల్


    anyone who ever comments this:


    shall die (except me)


    Has anyone even got him yet? or are people still grinding for this?


    straight wet from the 3


    Why is his three so low he was so damn nice at three's.


    "Google me Chuck." - Shaq 2018


    lmaoooooo 65 free throw


    Shaq is a ray allen from 3 now what a G.O.A.T


    NO Enforce Badge?? :<


    Raost Chuck on TNT: 99
    Disrespect Kenny's walk: 95
    Dynamic Duo: Kobe Bryant
    When paired up: chill goes from 76-25
    Chances to publicly take shots at Kobe: 30%-99%


    we can all say that this is the only card this year that no one got


    I reckon you could count on one hand the amount of people who got this card this year.




    I'm Horny



    watch porn then since u like it so much

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    I feel really mad that 2k is forcing you to buy xbox/ps4 live in order to use the AUCTION HOUSE. You have to pay 60 for the game, 60 to play myteam, and another 60 to have fun in mycareer


    Are you fucking high? Whats the point of playing an ONLINE GAME MODE without Xbox Live? Smfh


    Shaquille Rashaun O'Neal (/ʃəˈkiːl/ shə-KEEL; born March 6, 1972), nicknamed "Shaq" (/ʃæk/ SHAK), is an American retired professional basketball player and rapper, currently serving as a sports analyst on the television program Inside the NBA. Listed at 7 ft 1 in (2.16 m) tall[1] and weighing 325 pounds (147 kg), he was one of the heaviest players ever to play in the NBA, where he played for six teams throughout his 19-year career.


    Worlds best centers for the lakers miami heat celtics to


    2+2 is 4 -1 dats 3 qiuck mafs


    Every god damn year his 3pt shot increases a godman 35! That shit is crazy


    Does anyone actually have this card?




    Got that off youtube you unoriginal loser


    Wow, ain't afraid to dunk on anyone.


    98 on ball defense IQ? 86 speed 2k? HE'S NOT A SMALL FORWARD


    who wanted ledo


    Dead memes are dead.




    how about you die

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    how about you don't downvote every comment on the card?


    Go on youtube to do this you 7th grader

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    stop trying to call me out you 7th grader


    nice comeback



    the sarcasm in parenthesis just made my day. Clarification is key:)


    why does a center have a 99 driving dunk


    I'll suck anyones dick for shaq


    Up vote if you love Shaq!


    Curry would snag on him 69 out of 10 times


    Shaq didn't even play for the Lakers in 2005! 2K can't even get there cover athlete cards right!


    how was this literal trash bag a cover athlete


    L L L L L L


    I wanna lick his nipples


    stop it. get some help.


    Westbrook is better. He averaged a triple double.


    not as dominant as curry


    Curry isn't as dominant as Lebron

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    your stupid i hope you know that you warriors bandwagon


    judging by that comment i'm not sure that i'm the stupid one here


    @lebronsucks69 is a troll account lol don't take jokes so serious


    I've figured that out by now so I don't really take any of his comments seriously anymore lmao


    Leave the website, it's Cavs bandwagons only.

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    Hey he's not a cavs bandwagon he is the worst kind of bandwagon a warriors band wagon


    Exactly, I was saying that we can't have any warriors bandwagons here only Cavaliers Bandwagons.


    I read it wrong


    too fat to be good at basketball, smh 2k u even watch the nba last year!!!


    1st Shaq is prolly one the best centers ever to play basketball.
    2nd. He retired in 2011 so he didn't play last year.
    3rd. L

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    Bill Russell Wilt Chamberlain Tim Duncan Shaq all great big men


    Prolly ONE of the best CENTERS


    You know what I mean


    వ షాక్ బాస్కెట్బాల్లో ఆడటానికి ఎప్పుడూ

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    r u f**king stupid. they have to watch basketball to see who is new in the NBA