Let us know what is NBA legend Shaq’s total points scored in the NBA? Is he in the Top 10 of the list? Read to know it all.
The name Shaquille O’Neal is familiar to every basketball fan in this world. He ruled the hardcourt of the NBA for nearly two decades and is the most dominant big man in the history of the league.
When Shaq was an active player, there was barely any player who could guard this giant of a center. Standing 7 foot 1 inch tall, Shaq has made an unfathomable contribution to the league.
In his NBA career, Shaq has won four NBA championships, three NBA Finals MVP, NBA MVP, has been a fifteen-time NBA All-Star, and much more. During his time, Shaq was one of the most loved player by the public.
Further, Shaq’s antics on the court were really eye-catching and it mostly solidified his position as a Los Angeles Lakers legend. Apart from playing in LA Lakers, Shaq has also played for Orlando Magic, Miami Heat, Phoenix Suns, Cleveland Cavaliers, and Boston Celtics. Big Diesel has also won a championship ring while playing for Miami.
Apart from basketball, Shaq has a significant footprint in the entertainment and business world. He is widely known for his movies, hip-hop albums, DJing, video games, and much more. As a businessman, Shaquille now owns an empire and is an investor in many ventures.
Now, let us specifically know about legendary Shaq’s legendary NBA stats. More importantly, the total points he scored in his NBA career.
How many points in total has Shaq scored in his NBA career?
Commonly called ‘Superman’, Shaquille O’Neal finished his NBA career with a lifetime average of 23.7 points, 10.9 rebounds, and 2.3 blocks per game played.
Furthermore, in his 19-year NBA career, Shaquille O’Neal scored 28,596 points in total.
During Shaquille’s first season in the NBA (1992–1993), Shaquille O’Neal led the Orlando Magic in scoring with 23.4 points per game on average.
Subsequently, O’Neal continued his scoring domination by averaging at least 26 points per game for the next ten seasons. The averages simply show how dominant Shaq was during his time. Most of the time, Shaq rolled over the opponent’s defense.
With 28,596 total points scored, Shaq ranks eighth in the All-Time NBA Regular Season Scoring Leaders list. Thus, he is in the Top 10 of the scoring list.
Apart from scoring, O’Neal was also a great rebounder. In regular season alone, Shaq grabbed 13,099 rebounds. Shaq ranks 15th in the NBA All-time Rebounds Leaders list.
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