On Thursday, HBO Sports Documentaries announced an upcoming four-part documentary series called "SHAQ," which details the life and career of NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal.
Directed by Robert Alexander and executive produced by Peter Berg, the show will give an in-depth look at O'Neal's life on and off the court — delving into his upbringing in a military family, his Hall-of-Fame career, his deepest personal relationships, his successful off-court endeavors and more.
The docuseries features interviews with O'Neal, Penny Hardaway, Dwyane Wade, Phil Jackson, Pat Riley, Jerry West, Dennis Scott, Brian Shaw, Derek Fisher, Rick Fox and many of Shaq's relatives.
“We kept this documentary real from the start, and I do feel like it is the most honest look into my life and career up until this point," O'Neal said in a statement. "This process allowed me to reflect publicly in a way I haven’t before, and I’m so proud of the work everyone has done to put it all together.”
Throughout the course of his 19-year NBA career, O'Neal won four NBA championships, three Finals MVP awards and an NBA MVP award. Also, he earned 15 All-Star selections, 13 All-NBA nods, a Rookie of the Year award and two scoring titles.
The Hall-of-Famer racked up 28,596 points (10th-most in NBA history), 13,099 rebounds (16th-most) and 2,732 blocks (9th-most). His popularity transcended sports and allowed him to become a cultural icon, which led to a ton of success away from basketball as an investor, rapper, actor, broadcaster and more.
The first episode of "SHAQ" will debut on November 23, 2022 at 9 p.m. ET.