After Throwing Stephen Curry Under the Bus, Shaquille O’Neal Brings His Penniless Venture to Bay Area Once Again

Published 10/05/2023, 10:10 AM EDT

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Following his retirement from basketball, Shaquille O’Neal has heavily invested a lot of his time into developing his career as a DJ. He has been touring across the United States and the world, bringing his head-banging EDM music to venues across the seven seas. Thankfully for Golden State fans, DJ Diesel is now making a stop in the Bay Area.

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Months after blaming Stephen Curry for his actions during his Outside Lands set, Shaq is making a return to the Bay Area to headline the ‘Breakaway‘ music festival.

Shaquille O’Neal will be the main event in the Bay Area

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Breakaway is an annual traveling concert scheduled for October 13–14 in San Francisco. The artist who was meant to headline the show was DJ Snake. But he has pulled out of the show due to unforeseen circumstances. This has brought the opportunity to the lap of DJ Diesel instead. With his recent success at Lost Lands in Ohio, Shaq is ready to bring the music to his fans in the Bay Area.

In August this year, he performed at Golden Gate Park. His energy was infectious, and he even made fans come up on the stage and jump.

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The people loved Shaq, and they didn’t have anything negative to say, even though he was late for his show. It is also because he shifted the blame to the superstars of the Golden State Warriors.

He said that he was chilling with Stephen Curry and Draymond Green, and that is why he was late. Shaq is continuing his ventures in the music industry, even though it has not been profitable for him so far.

Shaq is not making any money as a DJ

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The Los Angeles Lakers legend is putting on shows because of his passion for music.

He has revealed that he does not make any money from putting on shows. In reality, he actually loses money by doing it. But it makes him happy when he realizes that people are happy at his shows. O’Neal wants the people to enjoy themselves and have a good time.

Shaq has been making music since the early 1990s. He focused a lot of his time on it following his retirement, and he also recently released a new album under his name. His tours are also successful, and recently he performed in front of 15,000 fans in Ohio.

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The moshpits are certain to make an appearance in the Bay, as Shaq is headlining. He brought out Gary Payton II the last time he was there. Will more Golden State players make an appearance? We shall soon find out.

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Rijin Varghese

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Rijin is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. He has been following the NBA for over a decade. He likes to learn about the nuances of sports, understand every player's contribution to a team, and also learn the logic behind player signings and team building.
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