Shaquille O’Neal’s “secret drug” was revealed to the public on Wednesday.
The NBA posted a short video on YouTube, the equivalent of a small clip posted online, including a replay of “The Big Diesel” before the 2005 All-Star game.
Funny Shaq shows off his secret potion
In the video, O’Neal jokes:
“I can’t let you see my secret potion.”
“Big Diesel” then laughed mischievously and continued to fake his voice to show that he was simply joking.
O’Neal averaged 22.9 points, 10.4 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 2.3 tackles per game in 73 games during the 2004-05 season. Those stats helped him get picked for his 12th All-Star game.
O’Neal averaged 23.7 points, 10.9 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game in his career, totaling 1,207 games.
The 7-foot-1, 325-pound center back played for six teams in his 19 seasons. “The Big Diesel” won four NBA championships after being first drafted at Louisiana State University in 1992.
In his first year in the tournament, he rose to become one of the best strikers, winning Rookie of the Year 1992-93 with the Orlando Magic. O’Neal led the LA Lakers to three consecutive championships (2000-2002). After the tension between O’Neal and Kobe Bryant in 2004, O’Neal was traded to the Miami Heat. There, “The Big Diesel” took home the championship to his new team in 2006.
Shaquille then played for the Phoenix Suns (2007-8), and the Cleveland Cavaliers (2009-10) before retiring from the Boston Celtics after playing there in the 2010-11 season.
O’Neal and his secret potion took the tournament by storm. He has earned accolades like the 1999-2000 MVP, three MVPs for the All-Star game, three MVPs for the finals, two scoring titles, 15 All-Star picks, 14 All-NBA picks and three NBA All-Defensive options.
He is still one of three players to win the MVP, the All-Star game’s MVP, and the finals’ MVP in the same year (2000). The others were Willis Reed in 1970 and Michael Jordan in both 1996 and 1998.
“The Big Diesel” was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2016 and the FIBA Hall of Fame in 2017. He was named to the NBA 75th Anniversary team in 2021. O’Neal must have something more special in that secret potion of his.
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