Shaquille O'Neal Through the Years
February 6, 2008
On February 7, Shaquille O'Neal was introduced as the newest member of the Phoenix Suns.
Shaq is introduced by Suns General Manager Steve Kerr and his new Head Coach Mike D'Antoni.
The General Manager and the All-Star center are all smiles.
In Phoenix, O'Neal will again wear his popular no. 32.
Following the press conference, O'Neal talked one-on-one with FSN AZ.
After speaking to the press, O'Neal worked with photographers on creating some quick photos.
O'Neal now joins a Suns team that features two-time MVP Steve Nash and All-Star Amaré Stoudemire.
Having spent time in Los Angeles, Shaq should have no difficulty adjusting to life back out West.
For the 2008 NBA Playoffs, the Diesel will be parked in the Valley of the Suns.
It's easy to see why O'Neal is among the most likable personalities in the league.
It came as no surprise when Shaq was drafted with the first overall pick in 1992.
The center first broke onto the scene with the Orlando Magic.
It didn't take O'Neal long to familiarize himself with some of the more popular players in the league.
O'Neal was a photographer's dream in Orlando.
It would not be long before he became regarded as one of the NBA's better big men.
O'Neal's talent and charisma quickly helped him become a regular at the NBA All-Star Game.
Shaq really got his groove on in 1995, when he helped the Magic to their first-ever NBA Finals appearance.
His team came up short, however, to MVP Hakeem Olajuwon and the Houston Rockets.
Always a professional, Shaq held no hard feelings towards the great Olympian center.
O'Neal was teammates with both David Robinson and Olajuwon on Dream Team 3.
O'Neal looks to show former Suns center Joe Kleine why he's earned the nickname "Shaq Attack."
In 1996, O'Neal joined a franchise known for its past presences in the paint.
With the Lakers, O'Neal captured three-straight NBA Championships.
Shaq nearly captured a fourth title with Gary Payton and Karl Malone, but came up just short to the Detroit Pistons.
Instead, the team fell in six games to the Detroit Pistons.
During the 2002-03 season, O'Neal averaged 27.5 points per contest for the Lakers.
He also found a way to remain one of the game's top entertainers off the court as well.
O'Neal takes a moment following the NBA Finals.
O'Neal shows off his championship gold with former teammate Kobe Bryant and former coach Phil Jackson.
O'Neal faces off against fellow All-Star Dirk Nowitzki.
Always a kid at heart, O'Neal enjoyed his time in Los Angeles.
In 2004, however, he again returned to Florida, this time to join the Miami Heat.
With the Heat, O'Neal teamed with another young superstar and again saw postseason success.
In Miami, Shaq still remained in the celebrity spotlight.
No matter what city he may be playing for, O'Neal always seems to get in a little sightseeing in other nations.
Shaq's first and middle names mean "little warrior."
Now teammates, O'Neal and Stoudemire go one-on-one at the NBA All-Star Game.
Shaq captured a title in 2006 with another dominant center, Alonzo Mourning.
No matter what city O'Neal has played in, he's always remained a family man.