At 7 feet and 1 inch, Shaquille O’Neal is one of the tallest players in the NBA. Shaq was born on March 6, 1972 in Newark, New Jersey. For 8 years, he played for the Los Angeles Lakers; during that time he led the team to four championships and earned himself three MVP awards. In 2004, he was traded to the Miami Heat, where he would stay for 4 years and help them win the 2006 championship. Between 2008 and 2011, he was traded to the Phoenix Suns, Cleveland Cavaliers, and Boston Celtics. In 2011, Shaq announced he was retiring from the NBA. Shaq was married to his wife Shaunie from 2002 to 2007, and they have four children together.