For how dominant Shaquille O’Neal was at basketball, he has probably had just as many highlight moments off the court than he has had on it.
One particular story told by Udonis Haslem embodies just how crazy the big guy can be sometimes. He recalled to Shandel Richardson the time Shaq once at a steak dinner in the locker room minutes before a game.
Udonis Haslem says Shaq once ate a four-course steak dinner at his locker before an afternoon game: “When he finished it, I was like, ‘Welp, big fella ain’t with us for this game,’” per @ShandelRich pic.twitter.com/I9yfkcmQgu
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) March 25, 2019
Big fellas got to eat, but jeez! Only Shaq would feel it’s appropriate to eat a full-course meal right before tip-off. He did earn a Championship in Miami, so it would be a stretch to say he wasted his time there. Still, that must not have been a very good game for him.
It is nothing new for Shaq though, as stories like this are littered all over the internet. Although the legend has long since called it a career, something says there will be plenty more stories to tell.