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Shaquille O’Neal declined a $40 m Reebok contract after a mother objected to his pricey footwear

Shaquille O’Neal earned more than $286 million when he was playing. The Hall of Famer now has a mind-blowing net worth of over $400 million.

“The Big Aristotle”, Shaquille O’Neal earned more than $286 million when he was playing. The Hall of Famer now has a mind-blowing net worth of over $400 million. Despite being a savvy businessman, The Diesel doesn’t always put money first. In fact, once he rejected a Reebok deal. Shaquille O’Neal disclosed some of his stories on a YouTube podcast.

Shaquille O’Neal Recalls a hilarious Encounter

Shaq, The former 2-time scoring title winner recalled a hilarious encounter he had with a mother from back in 1998 during an interview on the Full Send Podcast a year ago. She was whining to Shaq about the expensive shoes as she was leaving the Orlando Magic venue. The young Magician offered the woman all the cash he had in his pocket out of shame.

A Talent of a Generation

The NBA was fortunate to have seen Shaquille O’Neal, a talent of a generation. O’Neal dominated the paint for nearly two decades, dominating it like no one else before or since, with to his enormous 7-foot-3, 325-pound frame.

Shaq has compiled one of the most impressive resumes for a big guy in the history of the sport. 15 All-Star appearances, 14 All-NBA selections, the 1993 ROY, the 2000 MVP, four titles, and three Finals MVPs are just a few of the Lakers legend’s astoundingly long list of accomplishments.

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Shaquille O’Neal: Life and Career

American former professional basketball player Shaquille Rashaun O’Neal. He is also known as “Shaq,” is a sports analyst on the television show Inside the NBA. One of the best centres and basketball players of all time is O’Neal. He is a centre who stands 7 feet 1 inches tall, weighs 325 pounds (147 kilogrammes). Shaq has won four NBA championships. During his 19-year NBA career, he played for six different clubs.

Shaquille O’Neal
Shaquille O’Neal

O’Neal was selected first overall by the Orlando Magic in the 1992 NBA Draft. This happened after playing college basketball for the LSU Tigers. He earned Rookie of the Year in 1992–1993 and guiding his club to the 1995 NBA Finals. He then, immediately established himself as one of the league’s top centres. O’Neal joined the Magic for four years before signing with the Los Angeles Lakers as a free agency. They achieved three straight title victories in 2000, 2001, and 2002.

O’Neal was transferred to the Miami Heat in 2004 amid friction between him and Kobe Bryant, and his fourth NBA title came the following year in 2006. He was traded to the Phoenix Suns in the middle of the 2007–2008 season. In the 2009–10 season, O’Neal was moved to the Cleveland Cavaliers after spending a season and a half with the Suns. Prior to his retirement, O’Neal spent the 2010–11 season with the Boston Celtics.

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