NBA 2K23 Replica Builds: Shaquille O’Neal Build (Shaq Build)

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Replica builds are one of the most fun new additions to the 2K series. In NBA 2K23 (available from retailers like Gamestop) there are over 50 different replica builds with their own easter eggs that have been discovered so far. In this article, we will be walking you through all the steps necessary to recreate a Shaquille O’Neal build, as this unlocks an Orlando Magic era easter egg it is specifically based on that era of Shaq’s career.

Shaquille O’Neal Build in NBA 2K23


Position: C

Right Handed

Jersey Number: 32

Height: 7 foot 1

Weight: 290

Wingspan: 7 foot 10


Close Shot: 95

Driving Layup: 60

Driving dunk: 75

Standing Dunk: 91

Post Control: 94


Mid Range: 55

Three Point: 25

Free Throw: 55


Pass Accuracy: 47

Ball Handle: 50

Speed with Ball: 41


Interior Defense: 87

Perimeter Defense: 40

Steal: 52

Block: 87

Offensive Rebound: 83

Defensive Rebound: 94


Speed: 52

Acceleration: 38

Strength: 95

Vertical: 71

Stamina: 90


Some guides say that you have to pick the correct takeovers to make a replica build work, in our experience that isn’t the case so pick whatever ones you’d prefer. It is possible this changes based on the console (i.e current gen vs. next gen).

This is all the information you need to unlock the Shaquille O’Neal build. Upon completing the build you will be rewarded with an easter egg showing your player has shades of “Diesel”.

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Play Style

Shaq was all about using his height and strength to get points in the paint, this height also made him a nuisance on defense. That’s how you should play this build, set screens, post up, stay near the paint on defense, and swat away anyone who dares enter your zone.

Be sure to check out our other tips and guides for games like NBA 2K23.

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