Did Shaq Score 53 As A Rookie?


Shaquille O’Neal, taking aim at the NBA scoring title, poured in a league-season-high 53 points last night in Orlando to lead the Magic to a 121-101 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Was Shaq Rookie of the Year?

During his rookie season, O’Neal averaged 23.4 points on 56.2% shooting, 13.9 rebounds, and 3.5 blocks per game for the season. He was named the 1993 NBA Rookie of the Year and was the first rookie to be voted an All-Star starter since Michael Jordan in 1985.

Did Shaq ever shoot a 3?

One & Done: 20 years ago, Shaq made his only 3-pointer. Shaquille O’Neal had the touch from long distance once. Still, as abysmal as O’Neal was from beyond the arc, he somehow managed to make one shot from downtown, his only career 3 coming 20 years ago Feb. 16 in a 121-91 Orlando Magic win over the Milwaukee Bucks

What percentage of Shaq’s points were dunks?

He also led the NBA in field goal percentage 10 times. No one ever topped that as Wilt Chamberlain led the league in that category nine times. Detractors are quick to note Shaq’s Achilles’ heel. O’Neal shot 52.7 percent from the free throw line for his career.

What was Shaq’s best year?

He was NBA Rookie of the Year in 1993. Shaquille O’Neal was most ripe in his time with Orlando. During the 94-95 season, Shaq had his best scoring as a Magic with 29.3 points per game.

Did Magic win Rookie of the Year?

Rookie season in the NBA (1979–1980)

Johnson was drafted first overall in 1979 by the Los Angeles Lakers. Johnson became the only rookie to win the NBA Finals MVP award, and his clutch performance is still regarded as one of the finest in NBA history.

How many titles did Shaq win?


Did Shaq get 53 points as a rookie?

Shaquille O’Neal, taking aim at the NBA scoring title, poured in a league-season-high 53 points last night in Orlando to lead the Magic to a 121-101 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves. O’Neal, who sat out the last 9:13 of the game, made 22-of-31 shots and 9-of-13 free throws. He had 18 rebounds and four assists.

How many 3 point shots did Shaq take?

Shaquille O’neal has made one three pointer in his career. In the 1995–96 season he took a turnaround 3 pointer at the buzzer and it went in. He’s attempted 22 3 point field goals and made one.

Who broke the most backboards?

Darryl Dawkins

Why did Shaq retire?

O’Neal Can Come out of Retirement to Help the Boston Celtics. He just couldn’t do it. He wanted to, but his body couldn’t handle it. Boston Celtics center Shaquille O’Neal announced his retirement through Twitter on the heel of a five-game playoff series loss to the Miami Heat.

Did Shaq ever miss the playoffs?

Shaquille O’Neal is a three-time Finals MVP, but even Finals MVP’s can miss the entire playoffs. Shaq did earn All-Star honors, as well as becoming the All-Star MVP, but he eventually missed the playoffs for the second time in his career. The first time around was in his rookie year, 1993.

Does Shaq have a daughter?

Me’arah O’Neal

Amirah O’Neal


Taahirah O’Neal


Has anyone won Rookie of the Year and MVP?

Legendary Moments In NBA History: Unseld wins MVP, Rookie of the Year in 1969. Wes Unseld and Wilt Chamberlain are the only players to win both awards during the same season. Unseld averaged 13.8 points, 18.2 rebounds and 2.6 assists during his first season to win both NBA Rookie of the Year and NBA MVP.

Who has 6 rings?

Two other Celtics, Jim Loscutoff and Frank Ramsey, won seven championships each. Four players, Bob Cousy, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen, won six championships each.


PlayerMichael Jordan*
Seasons played15
Total won6
Championship teamsChicago Bulls (1991, 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 1998)

37 more columns

Why is Shaq so tall?

Shaquille O’Neal’s height

When O’Neal was a freshman in high school he was already 6 feet and 6 inches tall. Because of his height and trouble-making tendency, his parents encouraged him to take part in sports like basketball so that he could channel these things into something positive.

What Shaq owns?

At one point, Shaq owned 155 Five Guys restaurants – equivalent to 10% of the company’s entire franchise portfolio.