Shaquille O’Neal is already renowned for being one of the gentlest giants ever to grace the NBA. But the former basketballer saw his reputation arguably reach new heights when he offered his help to a dog-attack victim. Here’s a court-side look at the retired hoop star’s random act of kindness.
Born in Newark, New Jersey, in March 1972, O’Neal caught attention on the basketball court in his teens. Then, after having moved south, he successfully guided his Texas high-school team to a state championship as a senior. And his prowess on the court continued into adulthood, as O’Neal also won numerous titles while studying at Louisiana State University in the late 1980s and early ’90s – including the coveted Adolph Rupp Trophy in 1991. And all this led the young talent to be selected to play for the Orlando Magic as an NBA draft first-round pick.