Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Degree Is Another Win For a Big Champion.(Editorial Page)

Editorials

A big huzzah to Shaquille O'Neal for earning his bachelor of arts degree from Louisiana State University.

The 28-year-old, 7-foot, 1-inch center for the champion Los Angeles Lakers is a millionaire many times over. This season alone, he'll be paid $19.28 million for playing basketball. He'll make extra income endorsing products.

By any measure, Shaq already was a major-league success, idolized by millions of hoop dreamers from the blacktop to the college arena who would like to emulate his accomplishments.

But for him, it wasn't enough.

Though Shaq played his last college game eight years ago, he didn't graduate. …

Log in to your account to read this article – and millions more.