Jermaine O’Neal Page

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    2004-05 Articles:

  • O'Neal rusty in surprise return from injured list
  • What's the latest on O'Neal, Tinsley?
  • O'Neal hopeful of playoff return
  • O'Neal could miss rest of season
  • O'Neal placed on injured list with shoulder separation
  • O'Neal's All-Star quotes
  • O'Neal scores 15 as East wins All-Star Game
  • O'Neal an All-Star for fourth straight year
  • Is O'Neal taking game to another level?
  • O'Neal rocks Bucks for career-high 55 points
  • O'Neal donates money to tsunami victims
  • In-depth Q&A with O'Neal
  • Will O'Neal's return mean better balance?
  • Pacers welcome O'Neal's early return
  • Arbitrator reduces O'Neal's suspension by 10 games
  • O'Neal charged with two counts of misdemeanor assault
  • Pacers ready to move forward
  • O'Neal suspended 25 games
  • Artest, O'Neal, Jackson suspended indefinitely
  • O'Neal's return to form welcome news
  • O'Neal expects to open season on injured list
  • Foot injury sidelines O'Neal for most of preseason
  • O'Neal believes bigger will mean better
  • Power forward rotation to evolve
  • Olympic critics should cut O'Neal slack
  • Can O'Neal get even better?
  • Spreading good will in Hong Kong
  • Career statistics

    Article Archive:

  • O’Neal Makes All-Interview Team
  • O’Neal’s Next Goal: Win Ring for Reggie
  • O’Neal’s Stardom an International Phenomenon
  • O’Neal a Starter Again for East All-Stars
  • O’Neal East Player of Month for December
  • O’Neal Fined for Criticizing Officials
  • 'Excited' O'Neal Ready to Move Forward
  • Carlisle Reaches Out to O'Neal
  • O'Neal, U.S. Team Take Big Step Toward Redemption
  • Blackout helps stars bond
  • O'Neal Hopes to Help U.S. Back to Top of the World
  • Jermaine Stays Home, Re-Signs with Pacers
  • Transcript of Jermaine O'Neal Press Conference
  • O'Neal Decides to Stay Home, Will Re-Sign with Pacers
  • 2004-05 Player HQ
    Jermaine O'Neal
    Number: 7 Height: 6-11 Weight: 255 Birthday: 10/13/78
    Scouting Report:
    O'Neal has evolved quickly into one of the game's elite big men and is now established as an annual MVP candidate. A player who likes to add or refine an element every year, he shows a much-improved mid-range shot and is making major improvement as a passer out of the post. He re-discovered his jump hook late in the season and used it very effectively in the playoffs. Now that he's broken through the postseason wall by leading the team to the conference finals, has two remaining goals: an NBA title and a league MVP trophy. Both are within reach this season if he continues to improve and remains healthy.
    Career Highlights:
  • Posted the third-highest scoring output in franchise history with a career-high 55 points against Milwaukee, 1/4/05, going 18-of-28 from the field and 19-of-25 from the free-throw line.
  • That performance came less than two months after scoring 39 in Philadelphia on 11/12/04, which had been a career high.
  • Earned All-NBA status for the third year in a row (second team) and finished third in NBA MVP balloting after a stellar 2003-04 season
  • Won the Magic Johnson Award from the Pro Basketball Writers Association for his combination of elite status and cooperation with the media
  • Helped U.S. win a gold medal in the 2003 Tournament of the Americas Olympic qualifier, but was forced to withdraw from 2004 Olympics due to a knee injury
  • Only player in the Eastern Conference and one of five in the NBA to average 20+ points and 10+ rebounds a game
  • Three-time NBA All-Star made his second straight start in the 2004 All-Star game in Los Angeles, 2/15, and scored 16 points with a team-high nine rebounds
  • Eastern Conference Player of the Month for December 2003.
  • Had a career-high 44 double-doubles in 2003-04, the second most in a single season in Pacers' NBA history
  • Set team playoff record by averaging 17.5 rebounds in the first-round loss to Boston in 2003, including a single-game record 22 in Game 5.
  • The first Pacers’ player to ever be named Player of the Month twice in his career, he won the Eastern Conference Player of the Month twice in 2002-03 (January and April).
  • Led the Eastern Conference and was sixth in the NBA with 43 double-doubles in '02-03.
  • Ranked seventh in the league in blocked shots (2.31) in '02-03, he set a team NBA record by rejecting 10 shots against the Toronto Raptors, 1/22/03. In that game, he became the second Pacers’ player (and the first in the NBA) to ever have a triple-double involving blocked shots. He added 11 rebounds and 18 points in that game.
  • His four blocked shots in the 2003 All-Star Game was the third highest total in All-Star Game history.
  • NBA’s Most Improved Player in 2001-02, raised his scoring average from a career-high 12.9 ppg in 2000-01 to a team-leading 19.0. Also lifted his rebounding average to a team-best 10.5 rpg, which was seventh best in the NBA.
  • Joined Reggie Miller on the U.S. team for the 2002 World Basketball Championship in Indianapolis.
  • Helped the U.S. win a Gold Medal in the 2001 Goodwill Games.
  • Made his NBA debut at the age of 18 years, 1 month and 22 days old, becoming the youngest player in NBA history, against the Denver Nuggets on 12/5/96
    Five Questions:
  • What’s the most important thing a coach ever told you?
    Play hard all the time.
  • If you weren’t a pro basketball player, what pro sport would you be playing (and what position?)
    Football, wide receiver.
  • What’s your favorite charity/community memory?
    The Christmas event I put on every year and the Jermaine O’Neal Super Shootout in the spring.
  • Who is the most famous person you ever met?
    Bill Clinton.
  • What reality show would you like to participate in and why?
    (No answer)
    Contract Status:
    Signed through the 2009-10 season
    Personal File:
  • In December, 2003, was honored with the NBA’s Community Assist Award
  • Sponsors the "Jermaine O'Neal Super Shootout," a tournament for Marion County (Ind.) high school basketball seniors
  • Donated clothing, books and gifts to more than 400 children for Christmas, in conjunction with the Indianapolis Housing Authority and Indiana Black Expo
  • Lists his mother, Angela Kennedy, and his high school coach, George Glymph as his personal heroes, as well as Jesus Christ
  • Has an older brother, Clifford
  • Hobbies include reading, bowling, watching movies, billiards and playing video games
  • Is involved with the Boys and Girls Club and has conducted basketball camps during the summer
  • Participates in the Call-A-Pacer program
  • Lists football as his favorite sport
  • Favorite movie is "Boyz In The Hood"
  • Appeared in a Nike commercial along with Baron Davis, Paul Pierce and Jerry Stackhouse
  • Wears a size 15 basketball shoe.
  • Named Player of the Year and Mr. Basketball in South Carolina as a senior at Eau Claire High School
  • Named to the USA Today All-USA Basketball Team