Five Things You Didn't Know About ...
Miami Heat Center Shaquille O'Neal


>> Earned his bachelor's degree from LSU on Dec. 15, 2000, keeping a promise he made to mother, Lucille, and recently earned his MBA from the University of Phoenix.


>> Attended the Los Angeles County Police Academy and is an active member of the Miami-Dade County Sheriff Department.


>> National Spokesperson for Reading is Fundamental (RIF) and is the author of two children's books, 'Shaq and the Beanstalk' and 'Other Very Tall Tales'.


>> Has appeared in many major motion pictures, including Blue Chips, Kazaam, Steel, The Wash and Scary Movie 4.


>> Is expecting his fifth child with wife, Shaunie.

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