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Shaquille O'Neal


1972 Born in Newark, New Jersey, on March 6
1988-89 Leads Cole High School of San Antonio, Texas, to undefeated
season; Texas Class AAA state title
1989 Enrolls at LSU
1989-92 Averages 21.6 points, 13.5 rebounds, and 4.6 blocks per game at LSU
1990 Averages 24.5 points and 13.8 rebounds at National Sports Festival
1990-91 Averages 27.6 points and 14.7 rebounds, shoots .628 from the floor; leads the nation in collegiate rebounding average
1992 Goes to the Orlando Magic as the first pick in the NBA draft on June 24; signs for over $40 million
1992-93 Leads Magic to more than double its previous year win record
1993 Sets career-high totals of 28 rebounds and 15 blocked shots on November 20 against the New Jersey Nets
1993-94 Leads Orlando to its first playoff appearance
1994-95 Leads Orlando to the NBA Finals after going 57-25 to lead the Eastern Conference
1995-96 Leads Orlando to Eastern Conference finals
1996 Signs with the Los Angeles Lakers, for seven years and $120 million on July 18 in the largest free agent move in NBA history
1998 Achieves 10,000 career points on February 10
2000 Scores career-high 61 points versus Los Angeles Clippers on March 6
2000 Leads Lakers to their first NBA title since 1988
2001 Leads Lakers to back-to-back NBA titles
2002 Leads Lakers to a third championship; marries Shaunie Nelson on December 26

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