But before he ever donned the Purple and Gold, O'Neal spent the first four years of his
The Magic announced Thursday that it would induct O'Neal into its Hall of Fame during a private ceremony on March 27 at the
"Shaq made a tremendous impact on our franchise during his time with us and we are thrilled to recognize him as our third inductee into the Magic Hall of Fame," team CEO
A 1989 expansion team, the Magic had never made the playoffs before drafting O'Neal with the top overall pick in 1992. But the 1993 rookie of the year guided them into the playoffs three times, including an appearance in the 1995
Larger than life in stature and personality, Shaq became a household name during his time in Orlando, making the All-Star team all four years while also starring in movies, releasing rap albums and appearing in numerous commercials.