Mid-Summer Classic Auction 2013
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Few players ever arrived in the NBA with more outsized expectations on their shoulders, but the 7-1, 325-lb. O'Neal had the size and the strength to handle it. And the shoes. These LA Gear shoes date to his final year at Louisiana State University, just before being drafted by the Orlando Magic with the first overall pick in the 1992 NBA Draft. O'Neal's individual accolades include the 1999–2000 MVP award, the 1992–93 NBA Rookie of the Year award, 15 All-Star game selections, three All-Star Game MVP awards, three Finals MVP awards, two scoring titles, 14 All-NBA team selections, and three NBA All-Defensive Team selections. He is one of only three players to win NBA MVP, All-Star Game MVP and Finals MVP awards in the same year (2000). He ranks sixth all-time in points scored, fifth in field goals, 13th in rebounds, and seventh in blocks. His induction into the Hall of Fame awaits only the passage of time. These LA Gear purple-and-white beauties are spectacular in size and construction (O'Neal is said to be a Size 22), and have then been further enhanced by black Sharpie autographs and inscriptions on each: signature and "#33" inscription are on the left shoe; "Best Wishes" and "1990" appear on the lower part of the right shoe, with the autograph and uniform number above. The massive shoes show conserable game use but remain with all elements intact and largely as-issued and problem-free. Comes with a Letter of Authenticity from Bill Ficke.
Pre-certified by PSA/DNA.