Shaq Facts

RANDOM SHAQNESS

  • Height: 7’1” - Weight: 325 lbs.
  • Shoe Size: 23
  • Highest GPA on LSU team as a freshman
  • Favorite Movie: “Coming to America”
  • Favorite Meal: Baked macaroni and fried chicken
  • Favorite Vacation Spot: Turks & Caicos
  • Shaquille means “Little Warrior” in Arabic
  • Appeared as himself on Curb Your Enthusiasm
  • Home in Orlando is 63,000 sq. ft.
  • Past Nicknames Include: The Diesel, Shaq Fu, The Big Daddy, The Big Shaqtus, The Big Baryshnikov, The Real Deal, Dr. Shaq, The Big Shamrock and Superman
  • 2011

    • Announces retirement via Twitter and Tout on June1, 2011 after 19 seasons in the NBA
    • Joins TNT as an NBA analyst
    • LSU builds SHAQ Tribute Statue
    • Gets inducted into LSU Athletic Hall of Fame
    • Releases Book, Shaq Uncut
  • 2010

    • Signs as a free agent with Boston Celtics
    • Guest Conductor with the Boston Pops Orchestra
    • Poses as a statue for a day in Harvard Square
    • Begins PhD in Leadership and Education at Barry University
  • 2009

    • Named to 15th All-Star Team, Phoenix Suns
    • Co-All-Star Game MVP with former teammate Kobe Bryant
    • Stars in TV reality show Shaq Vs.
    • Debuts Shaq Presents All-Star Comedy Jam Tour
    • Traded to Cleveland Cavaliers
  • 2008

    • Traded to Phoenix Suns
  • 2006

    • Wins 4th NBA Title, Miami Heat
  • 2005

    • Given the honorary title of U.S. Deputy Marshall
    • Becomes Miami Beach reserve police officer
    • Earns MBA online through University of Phoenix
  • 2004

    • All-Star Game MVP, LA Lakers
    • Traded to Miami Heat
  • 2003

    • Appears in the arcade version of NBA Jam
  • 2002

    • Wins 3rd NBA Title, LA Lakers
    • Finals MVP
    • Appears in Burger King ads
  • 2001

    • Wins 2nd NBA Title, LA Lakers
    • Finals MVP
  • 2000

    • Wins 1st NBA Title, LA Lakers
    • Regular Season MVP
    • Finals MVP
    • All-Star Game Co-MVP with Tim Duncan
  • 1998

    • Named to All-NBA 1st Team
  • 1996

    • Wins Olympic Gold Medal
    • Named one of the Top 50 Players in NBA History
    • Stars in comedy film, Kazaam
  • 1995

    • Wins NBA scoring title
    • Signs endorsement deal with Pepsi
  • 1994

    • Appears in sports film Blue Chips, starring Nick Nolte
  • 1993

    • NBA Rookie of the Year
    • Releases platinum-selling rap album Shaq Diesel
  • 1992

    • Drafted #1 overall by the Orlando Magic
    • Signs endorsement deal with Reebok
  • 1991

    • AP College Player of the Year, LSU
  • 1989

    • McDonald’s High-School All-American