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"It's game time! Are you ready for this?"
―Shaquille O'Neal in The LEGO Movie

Shaquille O'Neal is a Basketball player. His number is 34, and his incarnation in LEGO depicted him in his Los Angeles Lakers uniforms. His fellow Lakers teammate, Kobe Bryant, was also made into a Minifigure. He voiced himself in The LEGO Movie. His future teammates on the Miami Heat, Antoine Walker and Gary Payton were even made into minifigures, all of who helped the Heat win their first NBA championship in 2006.


O'Neal is currently is 8th on the all-time scoring list with 28,605 career points, behind basketball legends Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Karl Malone, LeBron James, Kobe Bryant Michael Jordan, Dirk Nowitzki and Wilt Chamberlain,.

Orlando Magic (1992 – 1996)
Los Angeles Lakers (1996 – 2004)
Miami Heat (2004 – 2008)
Phoenix Suns (2008 – 2009)
Cleveland Cavaliers (2009 – 2010)
Boston Celtics (2010 – 2011)

The LEGO Movie

In The LEGO Movie, Shaquille O'Neal (alongside NBA Player 1 and NBA Player 2) is among the Master Builders that meet in Cloud Cuckoo Land. His minifigure was black, and NBA Player 1 and NBA Player 2 were both yellow (rather than just being white). This is also how the actual minifigures are in real life. Shaquille attempts to stop the Robo SWATs with a basketball catapult, which doesn't work. He is then captured and put in one of Lord Business' Think Tanks, but is later freed by Emmet.


  • The fact that he was directly addressed by Superman may be a reference to Shaq playing the role of Superman's substitute/ally Steel in the character's live-action film.


Movie Appearances