Shaq Uncut by Shaquille O'Neal
My Story

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5 Critic Reviews

Symbolic of Shaq’s career: consistently captivating, but you can’t help but feel he left something on the table.
-Kirkus

Synopsis

Superman. Diesel. The Big Aristotle. Shaq Fu. The Big Daddy. The Big Shaqtus. Wilt Chamberneezy. The Real Deal. The Big Shamrock. Shaq.

You know him by any number of names, and chances are you know all about his legendary basketball career: Shaquille "Shaq" O'Neal is a four-time NBA champion and a three-time NBA Finals MVP. After being an All-American at Louisiana State University, he was the overall number one draft pick in the NBA in 1992. In his 19-year career, Shaq racked up 28,596 career points (including 5,935 free throws!), 13,099 rebounds, 3,026 assists, 2,732 blocks, and 15 All-Star appearances.

These are statistics that are almost as massive as the man himself. His presence-both physically and psychologically-made him a dominant force in the game for two decades.

But if you follow the game, you also know that there's a lot more to Shaquille O'Neal than just basketball.

Shaq is famous for his playful, and at times, provocative personality. He is, literally, outsize in both scale and persona. Whether rapping on any of his five albums, challenging celebrities on his hit television show "Shaq Vs.," studying for his PhD or serving as a reserve police officer, there's no question that Shaq has led a unique and multi-dimensional life. And in this rollicking new autobiography, Shaq discusses his remarkable journey, including his candid thoughts on teammates and coaches like Kobe Bryant, Dwyane Wade, LeBron James, Phil Jackson, and Pat Riley.

From growing up in difficult circumstances and getting cut from his high school basketball team to his larger-than-life basketball career, Shaq lays it all out in SHAQ UNCUT: MY STORY.

 

About Shaquille O'Neal

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Shaquille O'Neal is a four time NBA champion, television star, musical artist and renaissance man. He recently retired from the Boston Celtics. Bestselling author Jackie MacMullan is considered the nation's leading writer on basketball. Her last book When the Game was Ours by Magic Johnson and Larry Bird was a major bestseller. Jackie is a constant presence on ESPN and was a long-time columnist for Sports Illustrated and the Boston Globe.
 
Published November 15, 2011 by Grand Central Publishing. 280 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Sports & Outdoors. Non-fiction
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Kirkus

Above average
on Sep 15 2011

Symbolic of Shaq’s career: consistently captivating, but you can’t help but feel he left something on the table.

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LA Times

Below average
on Dec 16 2011

What is lacking in this bio is more on his private life. We get lots of information about his clubbing, but not so much on how he managed to raise six children with a peripatetic NBA career. There is some, but not enough to make him seem human.

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Booklist Online

Below average
on Oct 28 2011

There’s nothing here that will generate any controversy and nothing that is especially newsworthy...

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Bookmarks Magazine

Excellent
on Dec 19 2011

From growing up in difficult circumstances and getting cut from his high school basketball team to his larger-than-life basketball career, Shaq lays it all out in SHAQ UNCUT: MY STORY.

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The Palm Beach Post

Below average
Reviewed by Ethan Skolnick on Nov 14 2011

"Let's ask for a trade before he can control the story," O'Neal told his agent. In Shaq Uncut, he gets to do that again, first page to last. It's worth reading, if not entirely believing.

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