Happy Belated Birthday to one of the Greatest Basketball Players in History

by Duchess Magazine

Birthday wishes to a real sportsman who showed amazing willpower in his game as well as in life.

Shaquille Rashaun O’Neal, also known as Shaq was born on March 6, 1972. He is a sports analyst on the television show Inside the NBA and a former professional basketball player from the United States.

O’Neal is recognized as one of the best centers and basketball players in history. He participated in the National Basketball Association (NBA) for 19 years and played for six different teams.

Awards and Recognitions

Four-time NBA Champion

Three-time NBA Finals MVP 

2000 NBA MVP 

15-time NBA All-Star

Three-time NBA All-Star Game MVP

Eight-time All-NBA First Team

Two-time All-NBA Second Team 

Four-time All-NBA Third Team

Three-time NBA-Defensive Second Time  

1993 NBA Rookie of the Year

1993 NBA All-Rookie First Team

Two-time NBA Scoring Champion

NBA 50th Anniversary Team

NBA 75th Anniversary Team

Number 32 retired by the Miami Heat

Number 34 retired by the Los Angeles Lakers

USA Basketball

1996 Olympic Gold Medal

1994 FIBA World Cup

1994 FIBA World Cup MVP

1994 USA Basketball Male Athlete of the Year


1991 Adolph Rupp Trophy winner

Two-time Consensus All-American

Number 33 retired by the LSU Tigers


1991 Associated Press Player of the Year

1991 UPI Player of the Year

2005 BET Sportsman of the Year

Sports Emmy Awards

2012 – Outstanding Promotional Announcement

Academy Awards

2022 – Short Subject Documentary (as an executive producer of The Queen of Basketball

Halls of Fame

Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame (2016)

College Basketball Hall of Fame (2014)

FIBA Hall of Fame (2017)

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