Dimensions: 304 pages, 9.5 × 6.5 × 1 in
Published: November 15, 2011
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1455504416
ISBN - 13: 9781455504411
About the Book
Shaquille "Shaq" O'Neal is a four time NBA champion and a three time NBA Finals MVP. After being an All-American at Lousiana State University, he was the number one draft pick by the NBA in 1992. Today in 2011, he's still playing - in fact, at 38, Shaq is the oldest player in the NBA. His presence - both physically and psychologically - has made him a ruling force in the game for years.
But there is a lot more to Shaquille O'Neal than basketball.
Shaq is famous for his playful, sometimes provocative personality. He is outsize in both scale and persona. Whether acting in films like Kazaam, rapping on any of his five albums, challenging celebrities on his hit show "Shaq Vs.," studying for his PhD. or acting as a reserve police officer, Shaq has led a fascinating and rollicking life. In this candid new autobiography he discusses his colorful career, NBA victories, and his thoughts on major NBA names like Kobe Bryant, Phil Jackson, and Pat Riley.
From the Publisher
Superman. Diesel. The Big Aristotle. Shaq Fu. The Big Daddy. The Big Shaqtus. Wilt Chamberneezy. The Real Deal. The Big Shamrock. Shaq.
You know him by any number of names, and chances are you know all about his legendary basketball career: Shaquille "Shaq" O''Neal is a four-time NBA champion and a three-time NBA Finals MVP. After being an All-American at Louisiana State University, he was the overall number one draft pick in the NBA in 1992. In his 19-year career, Shaq racked up 28,596 career points (including 5,935 free throws!), 13,099 rebounds, 3,026 assists, 2,732 blocks, and 15 All-Star appearances.
These are statistics that are almost as massive as the man himself. His presence-both physically and psychologically-made him a dominant force in the game for two decades.
But if you follow the game, you also know that there''s a lot more to Shaquille O''Neal than just basketball.
Shaq is famous for his playful, and at times, provocative personality. He is, literally, outsize in both scale and persona. Whether rapping on any of his five albums, challenging celebrities on his hit television show "Shaq Vs.," studying for his PhD or serving as a reserve police officer, there''s no question that Shaq has led a unique and multi-dimensional life. And in this rollicking new autobiography, Shaq discusses his remarkable journey, including his candid thoughts on teammates and coaches like Kobe Bryant, Dwyane Wade, LeBron James, Phil Jackson, and Pat Riley.
From growing up in difficult circumstances and getting cut from his high school basketball team to his larger-than-life basketball career, Shaq lays it all out in SHAQ UNCUT: MY STORY.
About the Author
Shaquille O''Neal is a four time NBA champion, television star, musical artist and renaissance man. He recently retired from the Boston Celtics.
Bestselling author Jackie MacMullan is considered the nation''s leading writer on basketball. Her last book When the Game was Ours by Magic Johnson and Larry Bird was a major bestseller. Jackie is a constant presence on ESPN and was a long-time columnist for Sports Illustrated and the Boston Globe.
He''s a giant. He''s physically imposing; he has an imposing smile. In the game, he imposed his will, and he has done it for quite a long time. It''s been a great run here, and we''re going to miss him greatly. We hope we can find ways to keep him involved in the game.
-NBA Commissioner David Stern