Shaquille O'Neal: Los Angeles Lakers icon has a 'broken rim tree'

By Alex Butler  |  Updated Nov. 18, 2017 at 3:05 PM
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Nov. 18 (UPI) -- Have you ever wondered what happened to all of the broken backboards from Shaquille O'Neal's career?

Well, Shaq has an answer for you.

The former Los Angeles Lakers star posted a photo on social media Saturday morning. The picture featured a tall orange pole with more than a dozen rims hanging off of it. The exact count is up to you, but it looks like their could be 19 pieces of netted iron fastened to the pole.

"These are all the backboards I have broken this is the 'BROKEN RIM TREE,' O'Neal wrote for the caption.

Last year, the Orlando Magic posted one of those instances. That You Tube clip featured O'Neal yanking down an entire hoop during the 1993 season. O'Neal drove the baseline on that play, before rising up and slamming the ball through the iron against the New Jersey Nets.

These are all the backboards I have broken this is the “BROKEN RIM TREE”

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Diesel played 19 NBA seasons during his decorated NBA career. The 7 foot 1, 325 pound center was a 15-time All-Star, four-time NBA champion and the 1999-2000 NBA MVP. O'Neal, 45, last played in 2010 for the Boston Celtics.

He had 1,874 successful dunk attempts from 2000 through 2010. During the 2005 season with the Miami Heat, nearly 27 percent of O'Neal's field goal attempts were dunks, according to Basketball Reference. He made nearly $300 million on the court during his lucrative tenure.

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