- Shaquille O'Neal
Shaquille O'Neal's successful basketball career began in San Antonio, Texas, at San Antonio Cole High School. Experiencing a major victory for the first time, he led Cole to a 3A state title in 1989 and then continued this title-winning tradition in the NBA. As a Los Angeles Laker, O'Neal won three consecutive world championships from 2000-'02, and won another world championship in 2006 with the Miami Heat. His 19-year NBA career included eight first-team All-NBA selections, 15 All-Star Games, and in 1996, O'Neal was named to the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History. He was the NBA MVP in 2000 and the NBA Finals MVP in 2000, '01, and '02. O'Neal averaged 23.7 points per game, 10.9 rebounds per game and 2.3 blocks per game, with a total of 13,099 rebounds and 28,596 points during his career. O'Neal was inducted into the Texas Sports Hall of Fame as part of the Class of 2012.