Standing 7 feet tall and weighing 315 pounds, Shaquille O’Neal was one of the most dominant players in the NBA. When Shaq was at his best and most physically fit, no defender could stop him when he made his way with possession of the basketball. He evolved in into a center player unlike any other before him.
After his 2011 retirement, he became an on-screen league analyst working alongside the likes of Charles Barkley and Ernie Johnson. Most of his achievements are well-known even to casual fans that do not follow the NBA on a daily basis. But there are certain stats and facts that might surprise even the hardcore fans.
Here are 11 weird facts about Shaquille O’Neal you didn’t know.
Shortly after losing the match to the Huston Rockets in 1995 NBA finals, Shaquille O’Neal challenged Hakeem Olajuwon to a game one-on-one. His invitation to the challenge was typewritten and personally signed at the end. The idea got a lot of interest and Taco bell even signed to be the sponsor for this pay per view event, but it never came off.