66 Facts About Shareef O'Neal

1. Shareef O'Neal says he's been talking with his parents  about how best to handle the situation—and will NOT withdraw from school while recovering.

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2. Shareef O'Neal says he's been talking with his parents  about how best to handle the situation—and will NOT withdraw from school while recovering.

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3. Shareef O'Neal joined the team expected to take a leading role with top high school recruit Ira Lee.

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4. Shareef O'Neal became known as a versatile swingman with ball-handling, shooting, and defending skills.

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5. Shareef O'Neal has two older half-siblings, Taahirah, and Myles, and three younger siblings: Amirah, Shaqir, and Me'ara.

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6. Shareef O'Neal has celebrated the total number of 18 birthdays till date.

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7. Shareef O'Neal has been involved in several charity events and her foundation is established to cater for underprivileged children.

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8. Shareef O'Neal created and produced the reality show popularly known as the Basketball Wives.

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9. Shareef O'Neal endorsed Republican New Jersey governor Chris Christie in his 2013 reelection bid, appearing in a television advertisement.

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10. Shareef O'Neal is a fan of the National Hockey League's New Jersey Devils, who play in his hometown of Newark, and has been seen at several games over the years.

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11. Shareef O'Neal is a 2009 inductee of the New Jersey Hall of Fame.

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12. Shareef O'Neal was raised by a Baptist mother and a Muslim stepfather.

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13. In September 2013, Shareef O'Neal became a minority owner of the Sacramento Kings.

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14. Shareef O'Neal is on the advisory board for Tout Industries, a social video service startup company based in San Francisco.

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15. Shareef O'Neal was looking to expand his business ventures with real-estate development projects aimed at assisting Orlando home owners facing foreclosure.

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16. In April 2016, Shareef O'Neal participated in his first ever match, when he was a surprise celebrity entry in the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal at WrestleMania 32.

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17. In September 2012, Shareef O'Neal made a guest appearance on Total Nonstop Action Wrestling's Impact Wrestling program, where he had a backstage segment with Hulk Hogan.

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18. As part of the show, Shareef O'Neal got into a physical altercation with seven-foot tall wrestler Big Show.

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19. In 1994, Shareef O'Neal made several appearances in World Championship Wrestling, including at the Bash at the Beach pay per view, where he presented the title belt to the winner of the WCW World Heavyweight Championship match between Hulk Hogan and Ric Flair.

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20. Shareef O'Neal began training in mixed martial arts in 2000.

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21. Shareef O'Neal will be visiting Korea for a promotion and will be visiting the school on the last day.

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22. Shareef O'Neal starred in a reality show called Shaq Vs which premiered on August 18, 2009, on ABC.

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23. Shareef O'Neal appeared in Backyard Basketball in 2004, Ready 2 Rumble Boxing: Round 2 as a playable boxer, and as an unlockable character in Delta Force: Black Hawk Down.

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24. Shareef O'Neal reportedly wanted a role in the film X2, but was ignored by the filmmakers.

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25. Shareef O'Neal appeared in a SportsCenter commercial dressed in his Miami police uniform, rescuing Mike the Tiger from a tree.

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26. Shareef O'Neal appeared in the movie CB4 in a small "interviewing" scene.

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27. Shareef O'Neal appeared as himself on an episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm, bedridden after Larry David's character accidentally tripped him while stretching, and in two episodes each of My Wife and Kids and The Parkers.

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28. Shareef O'Neal is one of the first African Americans to portray a major comic book superhero in a motion picture, having starred as John Henry Irons, the protagonist in the 1997 film Steel.

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29. Shareef O'Neal was featured alongside Michael Jackson as a guest rapper on "2 Bad", a song from Jackson's 1995 album HIStory.

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30. In December 2016, Shareef O'Neal was sworn in as a sheriff's deputy in Jonesboro, Georgia as part of Clayton County, Georgia Sheriff's Department.

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31. Shareef O'Neal had been made an "honorary deputy" by the local sheriff's department.

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32. In September 2006, Shareef O'Neal took part in a raid on a home in rural Bedford County, Virginia.

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33. Upon his trade to Miami, Shareef O'Neal began training to become a Miami Beach reserve officer.

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34. Shareef O'Neal maintained a high level of interest in the workings of police departments and became personally involved in law enforcement.

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35. Shareef O'Neal was quoted as saying that he accepted the advice of NBA legend Bill Russell to make peace with Bryant.

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36. Shareef O'Neal was very vocal with the media, often making jabs at former Laker teammate Kobe Bryant.

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37. Shareef O'Neal told a reporter, "you tell Yao Ming, ching chong yang, wah, ah so.

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38. Shareef O'Neal was fined by the union for crossing the picket line.

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39. Shareef O'Neal called himself "The Big Aristotle" and "Hobo Master" for his composure and insights during interviews.

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40. On December 25, 2008, Shareef O'Neal missed his 5,000th free throw, becoming the second player in NBA history to do so, along with Chamberlain.

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41. Shareef O'Neal established himself as an overpowering low post presence, putting up career averages of 23.7 points on.

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42. While in college, Shareef O'Neal was considered for the Dream Team to fill the college spot, but it eventually went to future teammate Christian Laettner.

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43. On June 1, 2011, Shareef O'Neal announced his retirement via social media.

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44. Shareef O'Neal said he didn't "compete with little guys who run around dominating the ball, throwing up 30 shots a night—like D–Wade, Kobe.

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45. In September 2016, Shareef O'Neal said: "When I was in Cleveland, we were in first place.

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46. On June 25, 2009, Shareef O'Neal was traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers for Sasha Pavlovic, Ben Wallace, $500,000, and a 2010-second round draft pick.

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47. Shareef O'Neal responded with an expletive toward Riley, whom he often referred to as the "great Pat Riley" while playing for the Heat.

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48. Shareef O'Neal preferred his new situation with the Suns over the Heat.

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49. Shareef O'Neal averaged 15.2 points, 9.2 rebounds and 1.0 assists per game.

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50. Shareef O'Neal started all 33 games and averaged 14.2 points per game.

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51. Shareef O'Neal reverted from number 34 to number 32, which he had worn while playing for the Magic.

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52. On July 14, 2004, Shareef O'Neal was traded to the Miami Heat for Caron Butler, Lamar Odom, Brian Grant, and a future first-round draft choice.

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53. The Lakers had hoped Shareef O'Neal would take less money due to his age, physical conditioning, and games missed due to injuries.

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54. Shareef O'Neal assisted in the recruitment efforts and personally persuaded both men to join the squad.

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55. Shareef O'Neal was already wary of the long-term damage his frequent consumption of these medications might have.

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56. Shareef O'Neal referred to Divac as "she", and said he would never exaggerate contact to draw a foul.

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57. Shareef O'Neal won the scoring title while finishing second in rebounds and third in blocked shots.

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58. In his first playoff series, Shareef O'Neal averaged 20.7 points and 13.3 rebounds in a losing effort as the Magic lost every game to the Indiana Pacers.

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59. Shareef O'Neal left LSU early to pursue his NBA career, but continued his education even after becoming a professional player.

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60. Shareef O'Neal credits the Boys and Girls Club of America in Newark with giving him a safe place to play and keeping him off the streets.

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61. Shareef O'Neal is out for the year while Olesinski is out until at least the end of the nonconference season.

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62. Shareef O'Neal might not be on the court at UCLA this year but he's still finding a way to give the rest of the PAC-12 fits.

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63. Shareef O'Neal was expected to undergo surgery to address the heart condition that was diagnosed by the UCLA medical staff.

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64. Shareef O'Neal remained with Windward as a sophomore and saw significant improvement.

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65. At age 13, Shareef O'Neal began training regularly and was able to dunk.

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66. Shareef O'Neal began playing with Windward School in his hometown of Los Angeles.

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