In the Feb. 16 issue of The Sporting News, Shaquille O’Neal explains what a getting a doctorate means to him:
SN: I understand we’ll soon have to call you Dr. Shaq.
O’Neal: That’s right.
SN: When will that be?
O’Neal: Probably 2010, maybe 2011. Human relations. My thing is, I want to go out and help big corporations, do consulting, find out who the mole is and help them fix it. Do funny speeches, get paid for it. A la Tony Robbins. You know, having the doctorate behind it means you’re an expert. I can go now as Shaq, but they’ll look at me like, “What the (expletive) do you know?” So, put that doctor behind it, “expert,” and it’ll make sense.