Shaquille O'Neal earns doctorate degree

May 6, 2012 5:16:52 PM PDT
The four-time NBA champion Shaquille O'Neal donned a cap and bright red XXXL-sized gown to receive his doctorate degree from Barry University Saturday in Miami, Florida.

On stage, he showed his enthusiasm in a way only someone over seven feet tall can do, by lifting his professor into the air.

After leaving Louisiana State University early for the NBA, Shaq went back to school and earned his bachelor's degree and then a master's degree and now, a doctorate in education.

O'Neal told ABC News there are three reasons he hasn't just kicked his feet up and lounged on an island since his retirement.

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