Shaquille O’Neal enjoyed a decorated career in the NBA with fans still admiring the player’s commanding presence. The Los Angeles Lakers legend dominated the court as well as the media headlines off it.
Over the years, O’Neal has developed many partnerships with his NBA colleagues as well as other celebrities. A photo of an interaction between O’Neal and another celebrity made the rounds on the internet.
O’Neal shared an Instagram post of himself standing next to rapper, songwriter, and actor Snoop Dogg. He captioned the post saying, “Quadruple OG’s who do it like me and Snoop Dogg“. The iconic duo was stylishly dressed as they posed for the paparazzi in front of their flashing cameras. NBA fans certainly seemed hyped to witness crossovers of the duo.
Interestingly, O’Neal attempted to kick start a career in music. He began composing rap songs in 1993. O’Neal currently enjoys a flourishing career as a DJ. Under the stage name, DIESEL, O’Neal has produced electronic music and conducts world tours and concerts.
Head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers Phil Jackson (R) talks with Shaquille O’Neal (L) 05 June, 2001, during practice for the NBA Finals at the Staples Arena in Los Angeles. The Lakers will face the Philadelphia 76ers in game one starting 06 June, 2001. (Photo: JEFF HAYNES/AFP/Getty Images)
O’Neal started his career in 1992 with the Orlando Magic as the 1st overall pick in the 1992 NBA draft. He joined the Los Angeles Lakers in 1996 and won three NBA championships with the franchise. He left for the Miami Heat in 2004, where he won his fourth NBA title.
A 61-point performance by Shaquille O’Neal on his birthday
In epic fashion, Shaquille O’Neal enjoyed his birthday bash on the basketball court for his 28th birthday. His March 6, 2000 performance against rivals Los Angeles Clippers is a unique display of his MVP abilities. Not surprisingly, the NBA named him the Most Valuable Player that season.
The Los Angeles Lakers fans witnessed O’Neal scoring a career-high 61 points against the Clippers. He additionally recorded 23 rebounds and three assists. The Lakers eventually won the game, with a final score of 123-103 against the Clippers. O’Neal’s legendary performance that day certainly lives on in Lakers fans’ memories.
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