Culture Kings is proud to present NBA All-Star, sports analyst and DJ Shaquille O’Neal, returning to Australian shores for the first time in over 20 years. The highly anticipated return will feature a national tour of Q&A sessions and seminars in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane.
Thursday 11th June – Plenary (MCEC) – Melbourne
Saturday 13th June – The Great Hall (BCEC) – Brisbane
Monday 15th June – Star Events Centre – Sydney
Pre-sale tickets will be available Wednesday 19th December at 9am (AEST). To get in on the action, register for the pre-sale via the following link. Garnering incredible interest, the notorious ‘Big Shaq’ is all-but destined to sell-out on the 2020 Australia tour. Our recommendation? Play it safe with a pre-sale registration.
General public will gain ticket access Thursday 19th December at 9am (AEST).
One of the most dominant forces the NBA has ever known, Hall of Famer Shaquille O’Neal rightfully climbed his way to the top of the game, ending his 19 year run with a position next to all-time greats Michael Jordan and LeBron James, among others. Throughout his career, Shaq collected accolades like candy, beginning with the Rookie of the Year Award back in his 1992-3 debut season, and concluded with his election into both the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2016 and the prestigious FIBA Hall of Fame in 2017. Shaq is also one of only three players to ever win the NBA MVP, All-Star Game MVP and Finals MVP in the same year.
What Shaq is best known for however, is his unstoppable talent on the court, coming in at 8th position of all-time for most points. An incredible amount of those are the result of the aptly named ‘Drop Step’ or ‘Black Tornado’, turning on players with a decisive slam dunk. This deadly ability places his field goal accuracy at a huge 58.2%, second only to Artis Gilmore as the highest of all-time.
Infamous for his size and stature, Shaq stands at 7ft 1in (2.16m) tall and 325 pounds (147kg). A force to be reckoned with, Shaq’s size made waves across the NBA, resulting in entirely new offensive and defensive techniques being implemented purely to try counter the centre’s court ability. It was this powerful build that lead to multiple slam dunks breaking the steel backboard supports, landing O'Neal another record as one of only two players to ever do so.
An all-round artist, Shaq is also widely known for his four rap albums, debuting with the platinum ranked ‘Shaq Diesel’, before going on to tour under as DJ Diesel. Shaq has appeared in numerous films and reality TV shows, as well as hosting his own podcast titled The Big Shaq Podcast with Shaw.
Returning for the first time in 20 years, it’s uncertain whether the NBA legend will make a third visit to Australia. Don’t miss the opportunity to catch the man face-to-face…well, sort of.