Shaquille O'Neal

Shaquille O'Neal

Timeline of Shaquille O Neal, a retired professional basketball player known for his dominating presence on the court and larger-than-life personality off it. Standing at 7 feet 1 inch tall and weighing over 300 pounds, he was a formidable force in the NBA, winning numerous awards and championships throughout his illustrious career.


March 06, 1972


Newark, New Jersey, United States


Retired professional basketball player


Louisiana State University (LSU), where he played college basketball for the LSU Tigers. He left college early to pursue a career in the NBA after his junior year, foregoing his senior year of eligibility.


06 March 1972

Birth of Shaquille O'Neal

Shaquille Rashaun O'Neal was born on March 6, 1972, in Newark, New Jersey, to Lucille O'Neal and Joe Toney. Shaquille would grow up to become one of the most dominant players in NBA history.


24 June 1992

NBA Draft by the Orlado Magic

Shaquille O'Neal was selected as the first overall pick in the 1992 NBA Draft by the Orlando Magic. This marked the beginning of his professional basketball career.


03 May 1993

Rookie of the Year Award

In his first season in the NBA, Shaquille O'Neal was named the Rookie of the Year after an impressive start with the Orlando Magic, showcasing his dominance in the league.


19 June 2000

First NBA Championship

Shaquille O'Neal won his first NBA Championship with the Los Angeles Lakers. O'Neal was also named NBA Finals MVP, a testament to his crucial role in the Lakers' success.


12 June 2002

Third Consecutive NBA Championship

O'Neal won his third consecutive NBA Championship with the Lakers. This accomplishment solidified his and his team's dominance in the NBA during the early 2000s.


14 July 2004

Trade to the Miami Heat

After eight seasons with the Lakers, Shaquille O'Neal was traded to the Miami Heat. This move was significant for both the Lakers and the Heat as it reshaped the landscape of the NBA.


20 June 2006

Fourth NBA Championship

Shaquille O'Neal won his fourth NBA Championship with the Miami Heat. He played a pivotal role in the Heat's victory and established himself as a seasoned veteran in the league.


01 June 2011

Announcement of Retirement from Basketball

After 19 seasons in the NBA, Shaquille O'Neal announced his retirement from professional basketball. His retirement marked the end of an era for NBA centers.


02 April 2013

Los Angeles Lakers Retire O'Neal's Jersey

The Los Angeles Lakers retired Shaquille O'Neal's jersey number 34 in a ceremony, commemorating his achievements and contributions to the franchise during his tenure.


04 April 2016

Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame

Shaquille O'Neal was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, solidifying his status as one of the greatest players in the history of basketball.

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