Shaquille O'Neal received his doctoral degree in Education from Barry University yesterday - and no, it was not honorary ; he earned it!
Shaq was one of the 1,100 graduating students honoured at the James L. Knight Center in Miami.
The L.A Lakers basketball star, who is considering going to the law school as his next academic move, clearly stated that the doctoral award is not honorary.
"Everyone thinks this is honorary. But this is not honorary. I put in four and a half hard years staying up late at night, studying, reading, rewriting papers Dr. Kopp marked up."
Congratulations Shaq, and I hope our sportsmen and women learn from this.