According to Cartoon Network, 37 million voted online for their favorite nominees to win the first Hall of Game Awards.
“I’m so excited to be hosting the Hall of Game Awards,” stated O’Neal. “While I can’t guarantee who will win, I can guarantee it will be a blast!”
“Shaquille O’Neal is the ideal sports icon to host the fun at this year’s Hall of Game Awards show,” said Rob Sorcher, chief content officer for Cartoon Network. “With Shaq’s help, we will build off of last year’s success to deliver an exciting blend of celebrity, sports, music and entertainment.”
More on Shaquille O’Neal [Courtesy of Comedy Central]:
Among his many accolades during his illustrious 19-year playing career, O’Neal was chosen as one of the NBA’s 50 Greatest Players, ranks fifth all-time in NBA scoring history (28,596 points scored), won the Rookie of the Year award (1993), MVP award (2000) and was named All-NBA 14 times. Additionally, his impressive career includes four NBA Championships—three with the LA Lakers (2000—2002), where he was named NBA Finals MVP for all three championships, and one with the Miami Heat (2006). The 15-time NBA All-Star and three-time NBA All-Star MVP (2000, 2004, 2009) also won two scoring titles (1995, 2000). He appeared in 1,207 regular season games, averaging 23.7 points, 10.9 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 2.3 blocks in 34.7 minutes per contest throughout his career, which included playing for the Orlando Magic, LA Lakers, Miami Heat, Phoenix Suns, Cleveland Cavaliers and Boston Celtics.
Source: Comedy Central – November 3, 2011