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Shaquille O'Neal

Published : Mar 12 2017 | Modified : Mar 12 2017

Shaquille was born on 6 March 1972. He was born in New Jersey in the United States of America. It is known that he had been fond of rapping and basketball since a very early age. The name of his father is Joe Toney and the name of his mother is known to be Lucille O’Neal. It is also known that Shaquille’s father was addicted to drugs and he had also been to prison for possession of drugs.

Shaquille also has a stepfather and the name of his stepfather is Philip A Harrison. His stepfather worked in the army and it is known that Shaquille had not been in touch with his biological father. His stepfather passed away in 2013. He often used to play at Boys and Girls Club of America. It is known that Shaquille completed his schooling from Robert G Cole High School in Texas and he also played for his school team. He later joined Louisiana State University and he later started playing for his college team as well. His stats and his game improved a lot during his game at college.

In 1992, Shaquille started playing professional basketball and he signed his first contract with Orlando Magic. He started his career with NBA Draft and he later moved to NBA team. He played with Orlando Magic for four years before moving to Los Aneles Lakers in 1996. He then played with this team for 8 years and in 2002 he received a toe injury while playing for the game.

He also had to undergo a few surgeries for recovering. He didn’t receive any extension from Los Angeles Laker and this was basically because of his inclination over getting a higher salary whereas the team manager wanted to pay him a little less. This resulted in Shaquille playing for Miami Heat from 2004 onwards and he played for the team for four years. He received another injury while playing for this team but he quickly recovered and got back to field.

In 2008, Shaquille signed a contract with Phoenix Suns and he played for the team for a year before joining Cleveland Cavaliers. Next year he joined Boston Celtics and he later decided to retire in 2011. Shaquille had been involved in several things like music, acting, TV industry, video games and even professional wrestling. He also made investments in several business ventures.

As per the information available, Shaquille had been married to Shaunie O’Neal in 2002 and their marriage lasted for 9 years. Shaquille’s wife also gave birth to four children after the marriage and two out of them were his sons and other two were his daughters. Shaquille has a lot of fan following him on Instagram and him often upload pictures with for his fans. His Fangraphs had been at the highest level at end of his career and the information about the present annual salary is not available on public domain but his net worth is estimated to be 350 Million American Dollars.

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