Shaquille O’Neal is a former NBA Center for the Los Angeles Lakers. He is now a show host, entertainer, podcast host, and businessman. Shaq released the latest episode of his podcast. It is called ” The Big Podcast with Shaq“. Here he reveals he was part of a celebrity athlete dinner.
Shaq is larger than life, and so is his personality. Greatness attracts other forms of greatness. The people who were at the dinner were all reputed names. Venus and Serena Williams, David Beckham, and Tom Brady.
Shaquille O’Neal recalls dinner with Brady, Beckham, and the Williams sisters
Superstar athletes are as famous as actors. If not more famous. Therefore, all these personalities gathering would have bound to gather attention from the media. However, this was not the case. None of these athletes announced that they were going to have dinner together.
Shaq revealed in his podcast that they indeed met. He was pressed to discuss more on the subject and what they discussed. Shaq clearly did not want to violate privacy. However, he decided to reveal the following.
“When you wanna become great, you have to look at other great ones… when I’m watching tv.. and I wanna watch a good football game… I wanna see greatness… so the respect is there… I have those numbers on my phone.”
It is good to hear that Shaq has mutual respect and appreciation for athletes from different fields. He was clearly fine appreciating different forms of greatness, regardless of the sport.
He was then asked more directly about the specific dinner by Spice Adams and Nischelle Turner. They are the ones who co-host the podcast and ask Shaq questions.
“We were all in Miami for F1 and we wanted to meet and talk about some business things, and we had a nice little dinner.. we don’t talk about sports… it’s just small talk.”
One must wonder how much truth there is to this statement. Is it really possible for superstar athletes to meet and not discuss their trade?. However, it is certain that Shaq is indeed well connected.