Shaquille O’Neal Bio

(Basketball Player, Actor)

Relationship Statistics of Shaquille O’Neal

What is Shaquille O’Neal marital status ? (single, married, in relation or divorce):In Relation
How many children does Shaquille O’Neal have ? (name):Four (Shareef, Amirah, Shaqir, and Me’arah)
Is Shaquille O’Neal having any relationship affair ?: Yes
Is Shaquille O’Neal gay ?: No

More about the relationship

Shaquille O’Neal, he was previously married to Shaunie Nelson. The couple got into a married relationship on 26 December 2002. They have been blessed with four children, Shareef, Amirah, Shaqir, and Me’arah. Shareef also plays basketball in high school.

O’Neal also has one son from his previous relationship and one daughter from his ex-girlfriend Arnetta Yarbourgh. His married relationship came to end when his wife Nelson filed a divorce in 2009.

Previously he was in a relationship with different personalities including Arnetta Yardbourgh, Karrine Steffans, Dominica Westling, Laura Govan, and Nicole Alexander.

Talking about a present relationship of O’Neal, he is engaged with Laticia Rolle. The couple got engaged on 30th May 2016. Being a celebrity, his personal stuff is always a matter of discussion and interest to the public.

Who is Shaquille O’Neal?

Tall and handsome Shaquille O’Neal is a well-known retired professional American basketball player, actor, Sheriff’s deputy. He is also known as a former rapper who has released four rap albums and his first album went platinum.

He currently hosts The Big Podcast with Shaq show and an analyst on the television program Inside the NBA.

Shaquille O’Neal: Birth, Age, Parents, Ethnicity

Reflecting on the early life, the son of Lucille O’Neal and Joe Toney, Shaquille was born in Newark, New Jersey. He was born on 6 March 1972 and named as Shaquille Rashaun O’Neal.

In his childhood, his father was arrested for drug possession. When his father was released he didn’t come back to O’Neal’s life and gave parental rights to O’Neal stepfather Phillip A. Harrison who was an Army sergeant.

He is of All- American ethnicity and has an American nationality.

Education

Shaquille studied at Robert G. Cole High School in San Antonio, Texas where he was honored as one of the 35 Greatest McDonald’s All-Americans. After graduating from high school he joined the Louisiana State University.

In his childhood, his father was arrested for drug possession. When his father was released he didn’t come back to O’Neal’s life and gave parental rights to O’Neal stepfather Phillip A. Harrison who was an Army sergeant.

Shaquille O’Neal: Professional Life, Career

Talking about the career journey of Shaquille O’Neal, he has been active in the professional basketball game since 1992 and he retired in 2011.  He started playing basketball professionally after being selected by Orlando Magic in the 1992 NBA draft. In his first week of professional NBA, he was named the Player of the Week becoming the first player ever to do so.

He became a free agent in 1996 and it was announced that he would sign a seven-year contract with Los Angeles Lakers worth $121 million. He was also a member of gold medal-winning the United States Olympic basketball team at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta. He was suspended without pay and fined $15,000 after punching Brad Miller to prevent a basket.

He became a free agent in 1996 and it was announced that he would sign a seven-year contract with Los Angeles Lakers worth $121 million. He was also a member of gold medal-winning the United States Olympic basketball team at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta. He was suspended without pay and fined $15,000 after punching Brad Miller to prevent a basket.

On 14 July 2004, he was traded to Miami Heat and in August 2005, he signed a five-year contract extension with the Heat for $100 million. He has missed most of his matches due to his injury to his left knee which required surgery.

In February 2008 he was traded to Phoenix Suns in exchange for Shawn Marion and Marcus Banks. On 25 June 2009, he was traded to Cleveland Cavaliers and soon left the team to join Boston Celtics in 2010. On 3 June 2011, he officially announced his retirement from NBA.

Besides his NBA career, he is also an actor who has appeared in movies including Grown Ups 2, Scary Movie 4, Steel and much more. He also holds the country record of Tallest Sheriff’s Deputy. He is also a rapper who’s the first album Shaq Diesel went Platinum.

Net Worth and Salary

His success in career path has paid him well financially making his net worth estimated to be $4oo million.

He receives around $60M per year from brand endorsements.

Shaquille O’Neal’s Rumors, and Controversy

Talking about the rumors and controversy, Shaquille O’Neal was once rumored to be in a match with Big Show in Wrestle Mania and he suffered a controversy for fighting Rodman.

Besides this, there are no such rumors and controversy.

Body Measurements: Height, Weight

Moving towards his body measurements, Shaquille O’Neal has a tall height of 7 Feet and 1 Inch (2.16m) and his weight is 147kg.

He is a bald hairstyle and his eyes are black.

Social Media Profiles

Shaquille is active on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

He has more than 55.9m followers on Instagram and more than 15.2 million followers on twitter. He has more than 6.7 million followers on Facebook.

 

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