The 10 Greatest Muslim Athletes of All Time

4. Shaquille O'Neal

Sport: Basketball
Years: 1989-2011
Accolades: 1990 NCAA AP Player of the Year, 4x NBA Champion, 3x NBA Finals MVP, 15-time NBA All-Star, 1993 NBA Rookie of ther Year
Yeah you read that right, Shaquille O'Neal, the man who revolutionized the NBA over the past 15 years, is in fact a Muslim. Raised with both a Christian influence (mom) and Muslim influence (step-dad), Shaq has never been too vocal about his religious affiliation but he has mentioned it in some interviews and has taken the Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca called Hajj.

Shaq won three straight in L.A., nabbed another in Miami, gave the world Kazaam, and now he's Charles Barkley's road dog on TNT ragging on NBA players on a nightly basis. Any list of Muslim athletes wouldn't be complete without the Shaq Daddy, that and he'll have a spot when we drop our "Greatest Players That Got Old and Joined Any Team That Would Take Them" list. #ondeck

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