As the Orlando Magic prepare to retire Shaquille O'Neal's No. 32 jersey, they honor his four-season run with the franchise, during which he secured Rookie of the Year, made four consecutive All-Star Game appearances, and guided the team to its first NBA Finals in the 1994-95 season. Shaq's time with the Magic is marked by impressive statistics, including averaging 27.2 points, 12.5 rebounds, and 2.8 blocks per game, all ranking in the top three for career averages in franchise history. Additionally, he recorded 824 blocks, 226 double-doubles, and contributed to 22 playoff wins during the 1995 and 1996 postseasons.By the Numbers
- 27.2 points, 12.5 rebounds, and 2.8 blocks: Shaq's averages per game in his four seasons with the Magic, ranking in the top three for career averages in franchise history.
- 824: Total blocks recorded by Shaq during his time in Orlando, the second most in Magic history, with an average of 2.8 blocks per game.
- 226: The number of double-doubles Shaq achieved in 295 regular-season games with the Magic, along with 25 double-doubles in 26 playoff games.
- 22: The total playoff wins secured by the Magic during the 1995 and 1996 postseasons, marking the second-most franchise postseason wins in a two-year span.
- Shaq's jersey, No. 32, is set to be retired by the Orlando Magic.
- He led the franchise to its first NBA Finals and registered remarkable statistics, which still rank among the top three in the franchise's history.
- His impact was felt in both the regular season and playoffs, with notable success in the postseason.
Shaq's run with the Orlando Magic is defined by exceptional individual performances and significant contributions to the franchise's success, culminating in the retirement of his No. 32 jersey, a testament to his enduring legacy.
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