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Jermaine O'Neal

O'Neal with the Celtics
NameJermaine O'Neal
CaptionO'Neal with the Celtics
PositionPower forward/Center
Height Ft6|height_in=11
Weight Lb255
NationalityAmerican
Birth DateOctober 13, 1978(age 38)
Birth PlaceColumbia, South Carolina
TeamBoston Celtics
Number7
High SchoolEau Claire HS (Columbia, South Carolina)
Draft Round1
Draft Pick17
Draft Year1996
Draft TeamPortland Trail Blazers
Career Start1996
Years11996 2000
Team1Portland Trail Blazers
Years22000 2008
Team2Indiana Pacers
Years32008 2009
Team3Toronto Raptors
Years42009 2010
Team4Miami Heat
Years52010 present
Team5Boston Celtics
Highlights * NBA Most Improved Player (2002) * 6× NBA All-Star (2002 2007) * All-NBA Second Team (2004) * 2× All-NBA Third Team (2002 2003)
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Jermaine Lee O'Neal (born October 13, 1978) is an American professional basketball player for the Boston Celtics. The 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m), 255 lb (115 kg) forward-center had a successful high school career and declared his eligibility for the 1996 NBA Draft straight out of high school. He was selected by the Portland Trail Blazers with the 17th pick of the first round, but O'Neal was unable to break into the first team in Portland and was traded to the Indiana Pacers in 2000. In his eight seasons with the club, he was voted an NBA All-Star six times, made the All-NBA teams three times, and was voted the NBA Most Improved Player in the 2001 02 season. He also helped Indiana reach the NBA Playoffs six times, including the Conference Finals in the 2003 04 season. He was traded to the Toronto Raptors before the 2008 09 season began, and traded to the Miami Heat midway through the same season. O'Neal joined Boston prior to the 2010 11 season.


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