The Shaquille O’Neal celebrity doll depicts him as a basketball player for the LA Lakers. The 12 inch action figure was made by Kenner (now Hasbro) as part of the Starting Lineup collection in 1997. Shaquille O’Neal whose nickname is Shaq played for six NBA teams during his career (Orlando Magic, Los Angeles Lakers, Miami Heat, Phoenix Suns, Cleveland Cavaliers, and Boston Celtics) and was part of the 1996 Gold Medal Olympic basketball team in Atlanta. Aside from his basketball career, he has had parts in movies, had his own reality television shows, and made four rap albums (His first in 1993 Shaq Diesel went platinum), He currently enjoys a career as a sports analyst on the television Inside the NBA broadcast.
The doll wears a 1:6 replica of the Lakers uniform with a 34, O’Neal name and NBA decals. Underneath the uniform shorts is a pair of yellow knit boxers. Black basketball sneakers with a side white swish and white knit socks are on the feet. The right hand had a small hole to accept the knob to hold the included orange plastic basketball. All clothing is completely removable.
The figure is articulated at the head, wrists, shoulders, waist, and ankles. The arms and legs are stiff and do not bend.