Shaquille O'Neal (born March 6, 1972) is an American professional basketball player for the Boston Celtics. He used to play for the Orlando Magic, the Los Angeles Lakers, the Miami Heat, the Phoenix Suns, and the Cleveland Cavaliers. He is consistently among the top scorers and rebounders in the league and is known for his imposing size and his poor free throw shooting. He played collegiately at Louisiana State University for three years, then gave up his final year of NCAA eligibility to enter the 1992 NBA Draft. The Magic picked "Shaq" with the first selection.