It also had major consequences. Despite averaging 30 points per game during the postseason, Shaq felt he needed to add a significant amount of mass to his frame to prolong his superior play. When he was traded from the Heat to the Phoenix Suns during the 2007-2008 season, he was supposed to be the big man to take the Suns over the hump and vanquish the San Antonio Spurs, the Suns arch-nemesis. In his equation, mass equaled power equaled total domination. Weight in Kilogram: 147 kg. Beginning with the 2001-2002 season, Shaq played over 70 games in a season just twice, as foot injuries and other pains took their toll, partially because of his increased mass. He was on a mission that year once we traded him. Shaq's fluctuating weight was a major factor in his departure from the Lakers in 2004. But the extra poundage wreaked having on the appendages trying to hold Shaq's body up, specifically his feet. When he fell it was registered on the richter scale. So he was brought up by a stepfather, Phillip Harrison, who gave Shaq a lot in his life. Lakers owner Jerry Buss said later that he had no regrets about trading Shaq to Miami because of his significant weight gain. He played basketball, enjoyed and bathed in the glory. Yeah. Measurements (chest-waist-biceps): 57-48-20 in / 145-122-51 cm. However, when Shaq left for Los Angeles Lakers in 1996, he gradually began to lose his form. 149 kg or 328.5 pounds. | It’s possible if you put in the work and have the fat to lose. Shaquille O’Neal deserves himself a spot in the Basketball Hall of Fame and in our hearts. Look at that bicep peak from this summer . It seems that the motivation for him to lose weight was to trade him.". Height: 7'1"/216 cm Weight: 328.5 lbs/149 kg Shoe size: 22/57 (EU) Measurements (chest-waist-biceps): 57-48-20 in / 145-122-51 cm Ethnicity: Black Hair Color: He’s bald Eye Color: Black Shaq has quit his career. The Best Strength and Power Superset for Athletes, Playing Multiple Sports Helped Patrick Mahomes Become the NFL's Most Magical QB, Why Nutrition Isn't About Making the 'Perfect' Choice, Quick Cues to Clean Up Your Kettlebell Swing, A Peloton Bike Probably Won't Get You Your Dream Body. That never happened, as Shaq averaged just 12 points per game. My reaction was, if he was not willing to get in shape, which he had five, eight years, some number of times to do, and we urged him. However, let us remember every woman who has been in his life: 1) Daughter Taahirah O’Neal (born July 18, 1996) – her mom is Arnetta Yardbourgh. He therefore instructed his personal chef to overload his meals with meat and potatoes and the pounds quickly began to accumulate. Join STACK and gain instant FREE access to resources that have helped millions of people jump higher, run faster, get stronger, eat smarter and play better. P.S.- People tend to forget about Orlando Shaq. But banging bodies down low wasn't the only reason for Shaq's increase in size. 440 votes, 116 comments. That dude would run through most centres. Shaq was 500lbs in Boston, I don't care what he says, Lmao, hope he cuts down now cause being that big is naturally dangerous. He grew up without a biological father who got thrown in jail for drug possession when Shaquille was a baby. Fast forward to 2004 and the Shaq, once a tonic, had added nearly 100 pounds to weigh about 370 pounds. Here’s a timeline of Shaq’s listed weight over the past 30 years. It's Beautiful. In the recent ESPN documentary "This Magic Moment," which recounted Shaq's time with the Magic, the Big Aristotle said he enjoyed spending summers hanging out with his family and relaxing, rather than keeping himself in shape. Would Shaq have more than four rings if he'd kept himself on the lighter side? Shaquille O’Neal is one of the largest human beings that has ever put on an NBA jersey. 1) BET Awards: Male Athlete of the Year (2005); 2) CableACE Awards: Children’s Special – 7 and Older (For the Special "4 Points) – 1996; 3) ESPY Awards: Best NBA Player (2001, 2002); 5) Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards: Favorite Athlete (2007), Favorite Male Athlete (2011). What was his weight in his last year in Orlando I can't tell if the added weight made him so unstoppable or if it was just him hitting his prime. Though Shaq has made major changes to his diet after retirement, he's upfront that his caloric intake during his playing days was less than ideal. Man, prime Shaq had such a freaky, dominant figure. The Heat have a very good cardio program. From Fox Sports' Charley Rosen: It was after the Lakers' first championship that Shaq made a decision that had immediate rewards but proved to be a long-range disaster. He could dribble the ball up court, rise for absurd alley-oops and pull spin moves in the post as quick as the Tasmanian Devil. Instant access to FREE resources that have helped millions of people jump higher, run faster, get stronger, eat smarter and play better. Kelly Olynyk lost a good amount of weight this summer for example. I went from 300 to 250 from May to September back in college. That is why Superman has several rap albums and tested his skills on the set. Shaq remained dominant for the rest of his days in LA, tacking on two more championships before being traded to Miami in 2004 and adding another one in South Beach. It was slow at first, a gradual increase in the size of his shoulders and arms. Nickname: Superman, Shaq, Diesel, The Big Aristotle, Shaq Fu, The Big Agave, Place of Birth: Newark, New Jersey, the US, Place of Residence: McDonough, GA, the US. Shaq was petty towards the end of his run here. On the parquet, Shaquille O’Neal always seemed huge even by the standards of basketball, but in reality he is even bigger than you might have thought – with the growth of 216 centimeters Shaquille weighs about 150 kilograms. Shaq is generally considered one of the greatest players in the history of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Where are you getting the information of shaq being 400 pounds in 2017? Arch Stanton said on 23/Aug/20 If even a guy like Shaq was 303 pounds it goes to show you how insane Eddie Hall at 433 and Thor at 454 pounds was! Chest – 57 in or 145 cm. Looks like he’s in shape again to win another championship. 1) Son Shareef  Rashaun O’Neal (born January 11, 2000); 2) Daughter Amirah Sanaa O’Neal (born November 13, 2001); 3) Son Shaqir Rashaun O’Neal (born April 19, 2003); 4) Daughter Me’arah Sanaa O’Neal (born May 2, 2006); Favorite food: Turkey sandwich, baked macaroni, and fried chicken. Bingo. That wanting to play himself into shape over the course of the season didn't jibe with championship aspirations. I really want everyone to know how amazing 380 pound Shaquille was... he would come to training camp like 100 pounds overweight and work his way back into shape and finally be in 100% game shape midway through the playoffs. His diet and  training regimen, or lack thereof, also contributed to his shapeshifting. While late in his career, teams had slow their offense in order to wait for Shaq to join them on the offensive end, Orlando's players could barely keep up with him. New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast. A subreddit dedicated for NBA news and discussion. Height. To be fair Shaq was 303 lbs as a rookie and that was the slimmest he ever was in his NBA career. His legacy can't be questioned, but one can only wonder where he'd go down in the history books if he had kept himself under 300 pounds for his entire career. In fact, a lot of it wasn't. Anyway, we wish Shaquille all the best! Image source. Shaquille O’Neal dated – Arnetta Yardbourgh (1995-1996) – From 1995 to 1996, Arnetta Yardbourgh and Shaquille dated each other. Shaq has quit his career. Pretty sure he decided to bulk up when he joined the Lakers. Your email address will not be published. Early Specialization vs. Arnetta Yardbourgh (1995-1996) – she has a daughter with Shaquille; Shaunie O’Neal (2002-2010) – ex-lovers have four kids, two sons, and two daughters; (2004-2005); Laura Govan (2008) – she was Shaunie O’Neal’s best friend (it was a rumor but stuff happens). Here's Why, 3 Delicious Recovery Shakes That Help Build Muscle, Tom Brady's Dessert When He's on Vacation is Healthier Than Most of Your Meals, An Australian Man Lost 53 Pounds In 78 Days By Eating Nothing But Potatoes, How Nutrition and Recovery Map the Providence Friars' Road To March Madness, Are Nutrition Bars Making You Fat? He added the weight after going to the Lakers when he realized that 1) his size could be his greatest advantage and 2) he could get that way just by eating and never doing cardio. 7 ft 1 in or 216 cm. He got as high as 370 lbs-380 lbs, however that is too much weight for an NBA player.

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