Shaquille Rashaun O'Neal (born March 6, 1972), nicknamed Shaq, is an American retired basketball player, former rapper and current analyst on the television program Inside the NBA. Standing 7 ft 1 in (2.16 m) tall and weighing 325 pounds (147 kg), he was one of the heaviest players ever to play in the NBA. Throughout his 19-year career, O'Neal used his size and strength to overpower opponents for points and rebounds. He is famous for his physical stature. He has several nicknames, most of which he conferred upon himself, such as The Diesel, The Big Aristotle, The Big Daddy, The Big Baryshnikov, M.D.E (Most Dominant Ever), "L.C.L." (Last Center Left), Superman, and most recently after earning his MBA, Doctor Shaq. O'Neal was ranked #9 on SLAM Magazine's Top 75 NBA Players of all time in 2003.
Also, Shaquille O'Neal is a rapper. He released his first studio album, Shaq Diesel in 1993. Despite not releasing an album since 1998's Respect, he appeared as a guest artist on Aaron Carter's song That's How I Beat Shaq in 2001.
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