It’s Official, Shaq Becomes Dr. O’Neal! [Photos]

Rucuss staffMay 5, 2012

Former NBA player Shaquille O’Neal received his doctorate degree from Miami’s Barry University in education on Saturday.

The TNT analyst received a Ed.D., in Leadership in Education with a specialization in Human Resource Development at the at the James L. Knight Center in downtown Miami. O’Neal, 40, accepted the degree wearing a custom-made, bright red XXXL-sized gown. He go on one knee so that the department chair could place a light blue hood around his big neck.

Shaq managed to find the time between his TNT gig, writing a book and his other engagements to study the effects of humor, and seriousness, in leadership styles. He finished with a 3.8 GPA.

You can now refer to Shaq as ‘Dr. O’Neal’ or ‘Dr. Shaq.’

(Photos via Twitter and Miami Herald)

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