shaquille oniel was born in Newark, New Jersey on march 6th 1972. shaquille oniel was gave over to his stepfather (Phillip A. Harrison.)when he was a infant because his dad was a druggie and i dont know what the deal with his mom was. He finished high school and graduated from Robert G. Cole HIghschool in texas. after he graduated he went to Louisana state university to study buisness.
he retired from basketball in 2011 and he became a NBA analyst working along Charles Barkly and Ernie Johnson. he was named top 50 best basketball players ever by the NBA (national basketball association). shaquielle oniel left the orlando magic on free agency and went to the Los Angeles akers and won the championship the next 3 years in a row. And he broke 2 backboards when trying to dunk (fun fact).
Shaquille oniel has spent his time off the court reinventing himself as both a musician and actor thats why he is so important because a bunch of people know him for being famous. and he is one of the greatest basketball players of all time thats pretty important.