Instead of chasing women during his NBA road trips, Shaquille O’Neal has been up to something far more unusual in his hotel rooms.
Shaquille O'Neal was back at the [Inglewood CA] Forum today -- not for an NBA game, but to pick up his MBA.I guess the air isn’t so thin up there after all.
The Miami Heat center was perhaps the most famous and certainly the tallest of the 2,200 people receiving degrees from the University of Phoenix yesterday afternoon.
O'Neal, who now plays for the Miami Heat, spent more than a year taking classes and doing online work for a master's degree in business administration. After a decade in the NBA, he says he wants to start thinking about what he is going to do after basketball.
"It's just something to have on my résumé [for] when I go back into reality," O'Neal said. "Someday I might have to put down a basketball and have a regular 9-to-5 like everybody else."