Starting Today, Shaq Can Officially Be Known As "Dr. O'Neal"


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When Shaquille O'Neal was drafted with the first pick in the 1992 NBA Draft by the Orlando Magic, he made a promise to his parents that he would eventually receive his college degree. After fulfilling that commitment, Shaq went on to earn an MBA from the University of Phoenix. But he didn't just stop there. Today, The Diesel can add a new nickname to the ever-growing list: "Dr. O'Neal."

After spending 4 1/2 years at Barry University, taking 16 courses, completing 54 credit hours and finishing with a 3.813 GPA, Shaq will be receive a doctoral degree in organizational learning and leadership with a specialization in human resource development. Quite the impressive feat for Dr. O'Neal. Now that's gonna take some getting used to.  

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[via CBS News]

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