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Q: Shaquille O'Neal ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: Shaquille O'Neal
Category: Sports and Recreation > Trivia
Asked by: pleasetellme-ga
List Price: $2.00
Posted: 06 Sep 2003 21:04 PDT
Expires: 06 Oct 2003 21:04 PDT
Question ID: 253074
I'm not a sports nut. But whenever I watch the Lakers play, I am
amazed at how big Shaquille O'Neal is! And it got me thinking that he
must've been a big kid, too. I can't find this anywhere and I'm
curious. How much did Shaquille O'Neal weigh at birth? Thanks!
Subject: Re: Shaquille O'Neal
Answered By: juggler-ga on 06 Sep 2003 21:40 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars

A web site called indicates that Shaq weighed 7
pounds, 13 ounces at birth.  A newspaper report three years ago,
however, claimed 7 pounds, 15 ounces.


'Although he weighed 7 pounds 13 ounces at birth, he grew
very quickly during the early years. Relatives spoke of how Shaq
gained attention as a baby when he was sitting on the front porch in
his home in Newark. Passersby would stop and stare and comment, "what
a big baby".'
source:, cached by Google:,+weighed,+pounds,+%22at+birth%22&hl=en&ie=UTF-8

" OK, not everyone. The first man to meet O'Neal was Ralph Stefanelli,
on March 6, 1972, at Columbus Hospital in Newark, N.J. Dr. Stefanelli
delivered baby Shaquille, and he'll tell the truth: "It is impossible
to say" at birth how far a child will go in this world (especially
when that child is a run-of-the-mill 7 pounds, 15 ounces)."
source: Newsday, un 7, 2000.  pg. A.90
"They Knew Shaq Would Be Big / Men who worked with O'Neal in his
formative years remain struck by his character, work ethic",+work+ethic

search strategy:
shaq, weighed, pounds, "at birth"

I hope this helps.
pleasetellme-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars
Thank you for finding this interesting tidbit. I'm kind of surprised
at the answer, but I'm relieved for his mother!! Thank you!

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