Sports | Newark (1972)
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.