Shaquille O’Neal Reveals He Weighed 415 Pounds During Lakers’ Three-Peat In 2002


In the annals of NBA history, few players have left as indelible a mark as Shaquille O’Neal. Standing at a towering 7 feet 1 inch and tipping the scales at over 300 pounds during his prime, he was a true force of nature on the basketball court. However, during his time with the Los Angeles Lakers, there was a growing concern about the Big Diesel’s increasing weight problems, with one of the most dominant players in the game’s history battling both his opponents and the scale.

Now, in an appearance on the “Let’s Go!” podcast with Tom Brady and Jim Gray, O’Neal revealed that, while listed at 325 lbs in all three years, he actually weighed 345 lbs during his first championship with the Lakers, 385 lbs the following year, and a staggering 415 lbs in the final year of the three-peat.



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