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Shaquille O'Neal            

15-Time NBA All Star Player Media Personality, Entrepreneur and Philanthropist

Shaquille O'Neal is an American retired professional basketball player and rapper, currently serving as a sports analyst on the television program Inside the NBA. O'Neal played for six teams throughout his 19-year NBA career and was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2016. O'Neal has also found success in acting, music, television and gaming.

Following his career 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 later 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, where he won three consecutive championships in 2000, 2001, and 2002. In 2004, O'Neal moved on to the Miami Heat and won his fourth NBA championship in 2006. Between 2007 and 2011, Shaq took his talents to Phoenix, Cleveland and finally Boston where he finished out his basketball career.

Shaq'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. He ranks 7th all-time in points scored, 5th in field goals, 13th in rebounds, and 7th in blocks. Largely due to his ability to dunk the basketball, O'Neal also ranks 3rd all-time in field goal percentage (58.2%).

Philanthropically, Shaquille's relationship with the Boys & Girls Club of America dates back to his youth in New Jersey. As a national spokesperson for the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, he has been participating in campaigns with the non-profit company for the past 15 years.

Speech Topics


From Shaquille O'Neal to Shaq: Creating, Selling and Growing the Ultimate Brand

With a jewelry line, comedy tour and a bestselling sneaker line -- Shaquille O'Neal achieved all of those things outside of the basketball court, where he first made his mark. Over the last two decades, the 15-time NBA All Star has established a nearly unrivaled personal brand. Senior editor at Forbes Kurt Badenhausen deemed O'Neal a "marketing visionary" who "broke new ground through his career off-the-court," particularly in the world of technology, as "one of the first athletes to embrace social media." Most recently adding television analyst to his impressive repertoire, Shaq is the epitome of a modern Renaissance Man and an expert on growing a revolutionary brand. In this interactive speech and discussion, Shaq shares his personal insights into building and expanding not just a memorable brand -- but an iconic one.

What Is Your Leadership Style?

What is the most important achievement of 15-time NBA All Star Shaquille O'Neal's career? Earning his doctorate, for which he incidentally made history as the first person in the 'Top 50 NBA Players of All Time' to do so. Toward his degree in Organizational Learning and Leadership, Dr. O'Neal interviewed top CEOs and business leaders to learn when and how they incorporated humor into the workplace as part of their leadership styles. In his interactive talks, he shares the insights he learned from leaders at such companies as Pepsi, Reebok, Starbucks, Apple and Carnival Cruise Lines and how this research changed his leadership style in managing his own business empire.

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Shaquille O'Neal to Be Inducted Into San Antonio Sports Hall of Fame
Shaquille O'Neal: How My Family Helped Me Go from a 'Medium ...

Retired NBA superstar Shaquille O'Neal tells PEOPLE about the importance of mentorship, education and parenting.

Shaquille O'Neal says he and Kobe Bryant could have won six titles ...

Shaquille O'Neal believes if he and Kobe Bryant could've stayed together on the same team, they would've tied Michael Jordan's title total.

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Three-time NBA Finals MVP Shaquille O'Neal was humbled by the officer's reaction to the boys and went to the police station on Saturday to surprise Officer  ...

Shaquille O'Neal scores a two-house compound outside of Atlanta ...

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