Shaquille O’Neal, the retired NBA great, said that he will donate money from his forthcoming show in Buffalo, NY to the families of the ten people killed in a horrific shooting there last month.
The 50-year-old musician, better known as “DJ Diesel,” told SiriusXM’s Swaggy Sie that he will pump up the grooves at his Bass All-Stars performance in Buffalo on Friday.
Shaquille O’Neal Will Donate To Victims Of Buffalo’s Shooting
And, in classic Shaq flair, he’s taking advantage of the situation to assist others. On May 14, the suspected shooter opened fire in a hate-fueled mass shooting at the Tops Friendly Supermarket, which is located in a predominately black neighborhood of Buffalo.
DJs Herobust B2B Riot Ten, Crankdat, and Jeanie will also perform at O’Neal’s Bass All-Stars concert at Buffalo Riverworks. His next Buffalo performance follows his electrifying performance at Governor’s Ball last weekend.
O’Neal established himself as a dominant low post presence, averaging 23.7 points on.582 field goal shooting, 10.9 rebounds, and 2.3 blocks a game in his career.
He became notable for his physical height of 7 ft 1 in (2.16 m), 330 lb (150 kg), and US shoe size 23. His enormous stature provided him with a power advantage over most opponents. His thunderous dunks damaged the steel backboard supports on two occasions during his debut NBA season, causing the league to enhance the bracing strength and stability of the backboards for the following 1993–94 season.
O’Neal’s “drop step,” (dubbed the “Black Tornado” by O’Neal) in which he posted up a defender, whirled around, and blasted past him with his elbows for leverage, became a successful attacking weapon.
In addition, O’Neal regularly scored near the basket with a right-handed jump-hook shot. His ability to dunk helped him achieve a career field goal accuracy.582, second only to Artis Gilmore for the greatest field goal % of all time. He set a record by leading the NBA in field goal percentage ten times, shattering Wilt Chamberlain’s previous high of nine.
Opposing teams frequently drew several fouls on O’Neal, limiting the playing time of their own big men. Many teams’ offensive and defensive plans were drastically altered as a result of O’Neal’s overwhelming physical presence inside the paint.
With a career, free throw percentage of 52.7 percent, O’Neal’s main shortcoming was his free throw shooting. On December 8, 2000, he missed all 11 of his free throw tries against the Seattle SuperSonics, a record.
O’Neal feels his free throw struggles were due to a mental block since he regularly hit 80 percent in practice. Opponents frequently committed deliberate fouls against O’Neal in the hopes of exposing his bad foul shooting, a strategy known as “Hack-a-Shaq.”
O’Neal was the third-most successful free-throw shooter in NBA history, with 11,252 attempts in 1,207 games up to and including the 2010–11 season. On December 25, 2008, O’Neal missed his 5,000th free throw, joining Chamberlain as the second player in NBA history to do so.
Throughout his career, O’Neal only attempted one three-point shot. He made the shot while playing for the Orlando Magic in the 1995–96 NBA season. His career three-point shooting percentage is 1 for 22. (a 4.5 percent career percentage).
O’Neal was a strong defender who was chosen to the All-NBA Second Defensive Team three times. His presence terrified opposition shooters close to the basket, and he averaged 2.3 blocked shots per game during his career.
Phil Jackson thought O’Neal underperformed during his career, claiming he “could and should have been the MVP player for ten consecutive seasons.” On April 2, 2013, the Lakers retired his No. 34 jersey.
On February 26, 2016, the Miami Heat announced that O’Neal’s No. 32 jersey will be retired during the 2016–17 season, making O’Neal one of just 32 individuals in American professional sports history to have multiple clubs retire their uniform. On December 22, 2016, at halftime of a game against his previous team, the Los Angeles Lakers, the Heat retired his jersey.