During his playing days, Shaquille O'Neal gathered immense popularity among fans for his basketball prowess. The Diesel was a dominant player and achieved a lot of things in his career, including NBA Championships.
But since retiring from the league, Shaq has remained in touch with the media in various ways. Of course, he is an analyst for the "Inside The NBA" show, where he gives his expert takes about the NBA.
Apart from that, O'Neal also makes appearances from time to time on podcasts. While the majority of those podcasts are him talking about basketball, he also discusses other things in them.
For example, in a recent episode of "The Big Bacon" podcast, Shaq played the popular game "F**k, Marry, Eliminate" with the rest of the hosts. One question during the game put Shaq in a position to take his pick from Rihanna, Halle Berry, and Paula Patton for the game.
"You are really making me do this. Rihanna, I gotta marry. Halle, I gotta take on a date. I would never put Halle Berry and shag in the same sentence. I will never disrespect that woman. ... And then will have to dispose off Paula Patton."
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Fans loved listening to this segment of the podcast. Moreover, Shaq picking Rihanna to marry wasn't a surprising thing for most.
The Los Angeles Lakers legend seems to have a crush on the renowned singer. In fact, when his son, Shareef O'Neal tried to shoot his shot with Rihanna, Shaq said she doesn't want Shareef, but someone sexier like him.
Unfortunately for Shaq, Rihanna is currently with A$AP Rocky. Moroever, they are constant rumors about the couple tying the knot soon. With that, Shaq will have to wait to get a shot at asking Rihanna to marry him.