HBO documentary Shaq set to stream from 23 November on legend Shaquille O’Neal

Know all that you need to know about the HBO documentary Shaq which is set to stream soon

The trailer for Shaquille O’Neal’s upcoming documentary titled “Shaq” was recently dropped by HBO.

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Shaquille O’Neal attends an event. (Image: Scott Mlyn | CNBC)

According to the schedule, the documentary is set to premiere on November 23, 2022. Sources say that the documentary, named “Shaq” will be a four-part documentary series that will showcase the life of Shaquille O’Neal and his journey to the NBA.

Also, by the looks of the trailer, the docu-series is set to cover the entire career and post-NBA adventures of the Big Diesel.

How was Shaquille O’Neal’s career?

To put it in short, Shaq is a once-in-a-lifetime player. His dominance and power were unmatched on the basketball court. Until today, there is no such basketball player who could match Shaq’s level.

Shaquille Rashaun O’Neal was 1992, first overall draft pick by the Orlando Magic. Before joining the NBA, Shaq used to study business and play basketball for Louisiana State University.

A fun-loving and bubbly personality, O’Neal is a versatile human being who has dominated the NBA for nearly two decades.

Shaq began his dominance ever since his rookie year. While playing for the Orlando Magic, Shaq was named Player of the Week in his first week in the NBA, the first player to do so. In his rookie season, O’Neal averaged 23.4 points on 56.2% shooting, 13.9 rebounds, and 3.5 blocks per game. He was subsequently named the 1993 Rookie of the Year.

In 1996, Shaq joined the Los Angeles Lakers. While playing for the Lakers, Shaq made constant records. Under the able coaching of Phil Jackson and having Kobe Bryant as his reliable partner, O’Neal won three back-to-back championships with the Lakers. He won in the year 2000, 2001, and 2002. Also, he was declared the NBA Finals MVP (2000-2002). In 2000, O’Neal also won NBA Most Valuable Player Award.

In 2004, Shaq was traded to the Miami Heat. While playing in Miami, Shaq along with Dwyane Wade won the 2006 NBA Finals. This was O’Neal’s fourth NBA championship.

After Miami, Shaq was traded to the Phoenix Suns. Then he played for the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Boston Celtics.

Finally, in 2011, after playing 19 NBA seasons, Shaq retired from the NBA as a Boston Celtics player. In his 19-year career, Big Diesel averaged 23.7 points, 10.9 rebounds, and 2.3 blocks per game.

On the other hand, Shaq was a part of the ‘Dream Team’ and won an Olympic gold medal in the 1996 Atlanta Olympics.

Shaquille O’Neal Achievements

4× NBA champion (2000–2002, 2006)

3× NBA Finals MVP (2000–2002)

NBA Most Valuable Player (2000)

15× NBA All-Star (1993–1998, 2000–2007, 2009)

3× NBA All-Star Game MVP (2000, 2004, 2009)

8× All-NBA First Team (1998, 2000–2006)

NBA Rookie of the Year (1993)

NBA All-Rookie First Team (1993)

2× NBA scoring champion (1995, 2000)

NBA anniversary team (50th, 75th)

Gold Medal at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics

What is Shaquille O’Neal doing now?

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The cast of NBA on TNT – Shaquille O’Neal, Ernie Johnson Jr., Kenny Smith, and Charles Barkley – will continue with “Inside the NBA” for years to come. (Getty Images for Turner Sports)

After retiring from NBA, Shaq is not living a laid-back life. He is heavily invested in different business ventures.

Furthermore, O’Neal is now a full-time sports analyst for NBA on TNT. And he is excelling at his current job as well. He has superbly turned into a bubbly and humorous TV personality.

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