Shaq is one of the most successful players in the history of basketball. In fact, he has 4 NBA championship rings,
3 Finals MVPs, and one regular-season MVP. But his success is not limited to the court, it expands far beyond.
When Shaq began to earn exorbitant amounts of money after entering the league, he didn’t quite know what to do with it.
Soon, he started buying ridiculous things and spending money as he liked. In an interview with Jimmy Kimmel in 2019, Shaq opened up about his expensive habits and the problems that arise from them.
Meanwhile, Shaq also tried to bring home a gold samurai sword from Japan that a sumo wrestler had gifted him while having dinner in Japan.
But the customs officers didn’t allow him to carry it on the airplane. Finally, after much entreaties, the officers agreed to send it to his address in Orlando.
However, even though a ninja uniform and a mask gifted by the sumo wrestler arrived on time. The sword did not.
O’Neal used to carry a massive full-sized NBA Jam arcade in the airplane in his rookie season playing for the Magic. He used to carry it on the airplane without causing much trouble.
In a rapid-fire round at the end of the Jimmy Kimmel Show, Jimmy threw a bunch of questions at Shaq regarding his expenses to separate the factual from the mythical.
Shaq clarified a bunch of rumors, including the fact that he eats dessert before a meal.