Former NBA star Shaquille O’Neal is a doctor now. O’Neal received his doctoral degree in education from Barry University alongside 1,100 other students during commencement ceremonies Saturday, May 5th.
Shaq — wearing a custom-made, bright red XXXL-sized gown — was one 1,100 students honored during the commencement ceremonies at the James L. Knight Center in downtown Miami.
On earning the degree, Shaq said, “Everyone thinks this is honorary. But this is not honorary. I put in four and a half hard years staying up late at night, studying, reading, rewriting papers Dr. Kopp marked up.”
Shaq says he is considering going to law school next.
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