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Shaquille O'Neal Spends Over $25,000 To Pay The Bill For Entire New York Restaurant

Shaquille O'Neal

Shaquille O'Neal dropped more than $25,000 this week in an act of unprompted generosity. It's a good thing he has more than enough riches to go around.

According to a source from Page Six, who was there during the event, O'Neal paid the bill for every customer at the venue and even offered to pay for the food for the servers after they got off. 

It all happened on a date at the Jue Lan Club Sunday night.

The retired basketball star, who is now a sports analyst, arrived to Chelsea hotspot Jue Lan Club with a mystery woman at around 8:30 p.m., we hear. By the end of the night, he was footing the bill for the entire eatery.

Spies told us he popped in with the unidentified woman, whom he was overheard describing as “my date,” and ordered Beijing chicken, shrimp tempura and the restaurant’s signature chicken satay. “She did all the ordering,” an insider told Page Six.

After their meal, O’Neal, 50, proceeded to buy dinner for the entire server team.

“And to top that off, he paid for everyone’s check [who was] dining at the restaurant." We’re told O’Neal apparently wanted to keep his generosity a secret from fellow diners. He asked the staff not to mention that he was paying the bill for over 40 tables until he left the restaurant, according to our source.

We’re told the bill amounted to “well over $25,000” in checks. O’Neal was also “extremely generous” to Jue Lan’s staff. “He left them the biggest tip they’ve ever received,” the source said.

O'Neal is a favorite in the NBA community for his amazing generosity. The guy doesn't owe anybody a thing, but frequently blesses strangers by sharing his financial resources.

In this latest act of goodwill, he made the day of everyone in that restaurant and reminded them that there are still people out there who do good things without expecting anything in return.