Born in Newark and spending his youth in the Central Ward, “Shaq” is one of the National Basketball Association’s most famous and formidable players. At 7′ 1″, 325lbs with a 23 shoe size, he is famous for his physical stature. The number one overall draft pick in 1992, O’Neal was named the Rookie of the Year in 1992 – 93 and has gone on to win four NBA championships. He was named the NBA MVP in 2000, has been voted the NBA Finals Most Valuable Player three times, is a two-time NBA Scoring Champion, and a 15-time All-Star. Shaq is heavily involved with law enforcement agencies, has appeared in a number of films and, has released several rap albums, including his platinum debut album.