Shaquille O’Neal, also known as ‘Shaq’, is one of the most prolific basketball players of all time. Throughout his illustrious career, Shaq made a name for himself as a dominant force on the court, especially from beyond the three-point line. But just how many three-pointers did Shaq make during his NBA career?
As of the end of the 2019-2020 season, Shaq has made a total of 794 three-pointers over his 19-year career in the NBA. His 794 three-pointers place him 33rd all-time amongst active NBA players and 56th all-time in NBA history. Shaq first made a three-pointer in the 1995-96 season and went on to hit a career-high of 60 in the 2005-06 season.
Although Shaq never made it onto the list of the NBA’s best three-point shooters, he was still a reliable threat from beyond the arc. In fact, he finished top 15 in three-point percentage in the 2003-04 and 2004-05 seasons. During the 2003-04 season, Shaq averaged 24.4% from beyond the arc and during the 2004-05 season, he averaged 28.6%.
Although Shaq was never considered a top-tier three-point shooter, he still managed to make an impressive 794 three-pointers over his 19-year NBA career. He may not have been an elite shooter from beyond the arc, but Shaq still made a lasting impact on the game of basketball and will forever be remembered as one of the greats.