Some interesting facts about Shaquille O’Neal. We have his story below and very interesting. Oh NO, we don’t carry Shaq’s shoe size in a 22, sorry we only go to a 17 in length and for Ladies we carry up to 15, and if Shaq did wear a 17 and needed wider widths – we have up to 14 E widths in (men’s for him and ladies as well) our line of shoes.
Shaquille Rashaun O’Neal born March 6, 1972), nicknamed “Shaq“, is an American professional basketball player for the NBA’s Boston Celtics. Standing 7 ft 1 in tall and weighing 325 pounds, he is one of the heaviest players ever to play in the NBA. Throughout his 18-year career, Shaq has used his size and strength to overpower opponents for points and rebounds. After the retirement of Lindsey Hunter on March 5, 2010, Shaq became the oldest active player in the NBA.
Following a standout career at Louisiana State University, O’Neal was drafted by the Orlando Magic with the first overall pick in the 1992 NBA Draft. He quickly became one of the top centers in the league, winning Rookie of the year in 1992–93 and later leading his team to the 1995 NBA Finals. After four years with the Magic, O’Neal signed as a free agent with the Los Angeles Lakers. He won three consecutive championships, playing alongside Kobe Bryant, in 2000, 2001, and 2002. Shaq’s relationship with Bryant eventually declined into a feud, leading to Shaq’s trade to the Miami Heat in 2004. He won his fourth NBA championship in 2006 but was traded midway through the season a year and a half later to the Phoenix Suns. After a season-and-a-half with the Suns, Shaq was traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers, where he played alongside LeBron James in the 2009–10 season.
Shaq’s individual accolades include the 1999–00 MVP award, the 1992–93 NBA Rookie of the Year award, 15 All-Star game selections, 3 All-Star Game MVP awards, 3 Finals MVP awards, 2 scoring titles, 14 All-NBA team selections, and 3 NBA All-Defensive Team selections. He is one of only three players to win NBA MVP, All-Star game MVP and Finals MVP awards in the same year (2000); the other players are Willis Reed in 1970 and Michael Jordan in 1996 and 1998. He ranks 5th all-time in points scored, 6th in field goals, 14th in rebounds, and 7th in blocks.
In addition to his basketball career, Shaq has released four rap albums, with his first, Shaq Diesel, going platinum. He has also appeared in numerous films and has starred in his own reality shows, Shaq’s Big Challenge and Shaq Vs.
By this time, O’Neal had morphed into one of the most popular professional athletes and a Jordan-sized phenomenon, and his rap career was born. Starting to wear ornate jewelry, he recorded a song with Fu Schnickens and soon released his own album, Shaq Diesel (1993), which sold more than a million copies. Although no one has ever suggested he quit his day job to focus on rhyming, O’Neal has continued to release almost an album a year.
It was when Shaq first tried to carry a movie and stretch his limited range that he earned his reputation as a laughable novice, unable to attract crowds in the droves that came to watch him dunk and block shots. He received top billing as a larger-than-life genie in the dopey PG-dud Kazaam (1996), which earned more critical hazings than dollars at the box office (a shade under 19 million dollars). When his follow-up, the harder-edged DC comics -Superman spin-off Steel (1997) also went belly up, managing a stomach-churning 1.7 million dollars, Shaq basically hung up his high tops as an actor. Although he purportedly signed with the Los Angeles Lakers in the 1996 off-season to be closer to Hollywood, O’Neal preferred to concentrate on his rapping and winning his first and second NBA championships in 2000 and 2001.
He’s a man of many talents and a lot of us have problems doing one thing correctly. Here is a man over 7 feet and is doing what he wants and seems to be doing it correctly.
Being that Shaq O’Neal is a 22 in shoe size, that is 5 sizes out of our size range (we carry up to a 17 in length for men and for you ladies we carry up to 15 in length) and I don’t know Shaq’s width but if he was a size 17 and needed a wide width, “Extra Wide Shoes’ or “Wide Wide Shoes” then we could have it for him as well. Being Men’s we carry up to 14E width, and we do the same for Ladies shoes.
We have the best athletic, casual, dressy designs, walking styles of men’s and women’s in the Therapeutic/Comfort line of shoes in the country. We have the length and the widths and where proud of our designs and construction in the world of “Women’s Wide Shoes” Any person that needs a proper fitting width needs to know that the shoes need an extension on the sole of the shoe to properly house their foot with no hangover with their feet to the shoe. What is meant that every width, with us (in a good percentage of our shoes), have two widths wider at the outsole of the shoe? So if you need a 6E width, we’ll have an 8E bottom for the base of that width. So again no hangover for your feet and a perfect base for your feet to have all the support and balance that is needed.
A Comfort shoe is usually not a Therapeutic shoe, and a Comfort shoe usually has very little midsection support. The lack of the Mid Section support allows your feet to be moving forward and lateral at the same time. These two movements add a great deal more wear and tear on your feet. If you need a view of all our styles, please go to our site dtfootwear.com
We, at DTF, have a deep concern for diabetics and their need for properly fitted footwear. We can provide “wide widths” – 4A to 14E – in both men’s and women’s footwear, and we can help those who have difficulty finding “over sizes” – 11 to 17 in length. We, also, can provide footwear in “under sizes” – 4 to 6 in length. In addition to being capable of providing these wide widths in fashionable styles of Therapeutic/Comfort footwear; we are offering a gift (as pictured above) to you! With every pair of shoes purchased, we will include up to (3) sets of Customized Heat Moldable Inserts that will provide even more support, added balance and stability every time you wear your shoes.
I hope that this blog has provided you with enough information to help you understand how we can help you. In conclusion, if you are having problems with your feet, please do not hesitate to call me on my cell phone 909-215-1622. I am often on the phone or in a meeting, so please leave a message and I will return your call at my earliest opportunity!
We have a saying, in our company, “try us, and you’ll have the experience of walking on a pillow, all day long, with more added support and more room and balance that you have ever had in any of your shoes before.” Guaranteed!
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