You can’t be a Hall-of-Fame athlete without your own docuseries. Or it seems these days.
But let’s face it, Shaquille O’Neal was not only a dominant center, but remains one of the faces of the NBA today, currently serving in his role of studio analyst on TNT’s award-winning Inside the NBA.
So O’Neal will indeed be the featured subject in a four-part docuseries from HBO, fittingly titled SHAQ, as relayed by Natasha Dye of People.
HBO confirmed the series, announcing that it will debut Nov. 23.
SHAQ will feature a series of exclusive interviews with O’Neal, as well as interviews with those closest to him. It will “chronicle his rise to NBA superstardom, as well as his life behind closed doors,” Dye wrote.
O’Neal, 50, was the No. 1 overall pick of the Magic in 1992. He spent four years in Orlando, before winning won three titles with the Lakers. He later won another with the Heat.
He also spent time with the Suns, Cavaliers and Celtics, retiring in 2011 after 14 All-Star appearances. He carried NBA career averages of 23.7 points and 10.9 rebounds. As a rokie, he averaged a career-high 3.5 blocked shots a game.
“I’m so proud of the work everyone has done to put it all together,” O’Neal said of the docuseries in a press release, via Dye.