Shaq Retires: Career Statistics Place Him Fifth On All-Time Scoring List

Shaquille O'Neal announced his intention to retire from the NBA after 19 seasons, and his career statistics place him high on any all-time list. Shaq, of course, was much more than just his numbers, but his numbers are pretty staggering. He won four championships, one Most Valuable Player and made 15 all-star teams, and even that seems to be underselling him.

For his career, O'Neal averaged 23.7 points and 10.9 rebounds per game, but those numbers are skewed because he was a limited player at the end of his career. From his rookie year in 1992 to the end of his peak in 2005, O'Neal averaged 26.7 points and 12 rebounds per game. His playoff numbers are staggering too: 24.3 points and 11.6 rebounds per game on 56.3 percent shooting.

His career statistics place him high on a number of all-time lists. O'Neal scored a total of 28,596 points in his career, which places him fifth on the all-time NBA scoring list, behind Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Karl Malone, Michael Jordan and Wilt Chamberlain. He's 12th all time in rebounds, with 13,099. He's second all-time in field goal percentage at 58.2 percent, behind only Artis Gilmore. Despite his horrendous free-throw percentage, he's still 17th all time in free throws made with 5,935. He's also seventh in total blocks with 2,732 and 17th in minutes played with 41,918.

Oh, and he also made $292,198,327 during his career, according to Basketball Reference. Not too shabby.

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