One can make the argument that Shaquille O'Neal is one of the NBA's biggest crossover stars. Shaq was a monster on the court, and one of the most dominant athletes the world has seen in any sport.
And off the court, O'Neal was wildly charismatic and found great success in outside ventures. Because of his sheer magnetism, Shaq became a wildly revered star, with many fans wanting to be like him.
On top of that, his unique build and ability, mixed with his interesting personality, make him one of the most captivating individuals in the history of the NBA. He even has a great deal of lore around him.
Most people consider Shaq Diesel to be the most dominant player in NBA history. At his peak, he could do whatever he wanted on the court, and no one could come close to stopping him.
Many fans and players have spoken about their own encounters with Shaq. And the stories can range from hilarious, terrifying, or downright unbelievable. But one thing remains the same, Shaq's stories are always entertaining and eye-opening.
The myths surrounding O'Neal are long and wide. And few people have been able to get a straight answer from Shaq to corroborate his story. So that is exactly what Jimmy Kimmel decided to do when he interviewed him.
In a segment he called 'Shaq or BullShaq', Kimmel asked Shaq about several myths that existed about him.
Among these myths were the idea that Shaq bought his house because Paula Abdul lived next door, how he almost signed boybands NSync and Backstreet Boys to record labels, breaking a urinal, and even knocking out a teammate.
Shaq Or BullShaq (True or False)
Buying his house because Paula Abdul lived next door: True
Having a two-story closet: True
Putting a teammate in a sleeper hold and rendering him unconscious: True
Breaking a urinal off the wall of a bathroom: Ture (in fact, Shaq said it was 5 urinals)
Having the chance to sign NSync and Backstreet Boys to a record deal: True
Shaq and his entire family recieved hair cuts while dining at a restaurant: False
Like the incredible Hulk, Shaq destroyed a car by hand: True
Wanting to date a woman named 'Shaquille': True
A middle eastern princess proposed marriage to Shaq: True
From all the stories that Shaq discussed, it is so clear that he lived his life to the fullest. So many myths about O'Neal turned out to be true during this segment. But one thing that was never a myth about Shaq is that he is one of the best to ever play the game and one of the most iconic figures in NBA history.