For anyone who has ever wondered if they’re “good” or “smart” enough to go for a doctorate degree, look to the model of Dr. Shaquille O’Neal, who not only brought it on the basketball court for decades, but now reps a doctorate degree and will look to school, literally, in brick-and-mortar classrooms just as he did on the court.
On May 6, after 19 seasons on the court and one year into retirement, Shaq now has a PhD from Barry University, a private, Catholic higher-education institution in Miami Shores, Florida. He wrote his dissertation on the value of humor in leadership, because, as quoted in an ABC News article, says “he’s a natural leader who loves to laugh.”
So, like Shaq – go big or go home!
ABC News : Shaquille O’Neal Earns Doctorate Degree
Miami Herald: Shaq Becomes Dr. O’Neal