Fans Are Remembering a Special Moment in Shaquille O’Neal’s Career

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Shaquille O’Neal had an illustrious 19-year NBA career, playing for six teams during his tenure in the league.

O’Neal became an influential figure on and off the court, even going beyond the sport of basketball to become a celebrity.

It all started in 1992 when the Orlando Magic selected him with the No. 1 overall selection in that year’s NBA draft.

Fans are remembering this special moment, celebrating O’Neal’s career and time with the Magic.

A lot has happened since that moment, but no one can deny that to this day, he remains one of the best No. 1’s of all time.

Although O’Neal never won with the Magic, he did lead the team to their first NBA Finals appearance in 1995.

Unfortunately, they lost to the inspired Houston Rockets in the championship series, which was considered the beginning of the end for the Shaq in Orlando.

In 295 games with the Magic, O’Neal posted 27.2 points, 12.5 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 2.8 blocks per game.

After spending his first four seasons with the Magic, he moved to the Los Angeles Lakers, where he became a three-time NBA champion alongside Kobe Bryant.

O’Neal always felt that his work with the Magic was unfinished and now that he is retired, the prospect of buying the franchise is very attractive to him.

If O’Neill could do it, it would be a story of glorious redemption.

However, we’ll have to wait and see if he is able to buy the franchise that originally signed him into the NBA.

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