Shaq was born on March 6, 1972 in Newark New Jersey. Shaq is a NBA player for the Phoenix Suns and plays center. Shaq is not only a basketball player, he is also a rapper and actor. Shaq was drafted first overall in the NBA draft by the Orlando Magic in 1992, he was drafted out of LSU (Louisiana State University). He is known for his greatness, and has many awards to back this up. He was rookie of the year, 3 times NBA finals MVP, league MVP, 14 time allstar, 4 time NBA champion , has been on 2 gold winning Olympic basketball teams. He has played on different NBA teams including, the Orlando Magic, the Los Angles Lakers, the Miami Heat, and the Phoenix Suns. Shaq is 7′1 and 325lbs. and is a BEAST!