With NBA TV celebrating "Shaq Week," it's worth noting that Shaquille O'Neal has a few gold medals to his name in addition to NBA titles and MVP trophies. Shaq won gold in his lone Olympics appearance, helping the USA triumph in Atlanta in 1996. He was MVP of the 1994 FIBA World Championship in Canada. And in 1990, he helped the South team win at the U.S. Olympic Festival.
Shaq started three games at the Atlanta Olympics, averaging 9.3 points and 5.3 rebounds per game, with eight total blocks.
The three big men for the 1996 U.S. Men's Olympic team: David Robinson, Hakeem Olajuwon and Shaquille O'Neal
Shaq, Gary Payton and Hakeem Olajuwon celebrate Olympic gold.
Shaq was named MVP of the 1994 FIBA World Championship.
He averaged 18 points and 8.5 rebounds per game as the USA took home gold.
Derrick Coleman, Grant Hill and Shaq in Canada for the 1994 FIBA World Championship.
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