- First name means "little one" in Arabic; middle name means "warrior."
- In his early teens, lived on an Army base in Germany where his stepfather was stationed.
- Debut rap album, Shaq Diesel (1993), went platinum.
- Received numerous honors as an NBA player, including Rookie of the Year (1993); regular-season MVP (2000); NBA Finals MVP (2001, 2001, 2002).
- Has worked as a reserve police officer in Los Angeles and Miami.
- Me'arah Sanaa O'Neal — Daughter
- Taahirah — Daughter
- Shaunie Nelson — Wife (separated)
- Ayesha O'Neal — Sister
- Amirah Sanaa O'Neal — Daughter
- Arnetta Yardbourgh — Ex-significant Other
- Lucille O'Neal — Mother
- Philip A. Harrison — Stepfather
- Lateefah O'Neal — Sister
- Myles — Stepson
- Shaquir Rashuan O'Neal — Son
- Jamal O'Neal — Brother
- Joe Toney — Father
- Shareef Rashaun O'Neal — Son
- Bill Bellamy — Cousin
- Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States (BS in General Studies, 2000); University of Phoenix (MBA, 2005); Barry University, Miami Shores, Florida, United States (EdD, 2012)
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