“Thousands of People in the Waiting Room”: Greedy for $7,800,000 Property Like Yankees Legend, Shaquille O’Neal Kickstarts Texas Madness With Big Event

Published 06/24/2023, 8:16 AM EDT

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Shaquille O’Neal has almost everything that he’d want. Well, almost everything. The NBA legend has regularly spoken about how he is spending his life post his time on the basketball court. Post his retirement, Shaq joined the TNT show Inside The NBA. But before all this, way back in the eighties, Shaq started DJing and even collaborated with some names back in the day. Shaquille O’Neal goes by the name DJ Diesel and has had full-blown appearances at Tomorrowland and Life in Color, in China. So, Shaq is no stranger to the music scene. And now, Shaq is bent on making as much money as he can from his latest performance at Texas Madness.

Shaq isn’t the only NBA player to have pursued an alternate career after his NBA outing. Some become full-time entrepreneurs, and golf is a favorite secondary sport among NBA players, with the likes of Bill Russell, Ray Allen, Stephen Curry and Michael Jordan going to tee every now and then. Even Shaq has sometimes tried his hand at the iron, but his current passion is music, which has the capacity to reign in the big dollars.

Shaq’s Bass All-Stars festival will have several major artists


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Shaq is going all out to get the crowd in. The presales for the show have begun, and the show details are now making it online. The show, titled Shaq’s Bass All-Stars Festival will have performances by Alison Wonderland, Kai Wachi, Sullivan King, Crankdat, Layz and of course, DJ Diesel, along with several other artists.

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With Shaq taking a page out of another NBA legend’s book when it comes to racking up residences, he might be looking to rake in enough from his musical performances to line up a property like the one of the New York Yankees legend Derek Jeter.  Jeter is the proud owner of a $12.75 million worth property in Texas.


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Shaq’s looking to rake in as much moolah as he can post-retirement

The show is in September, and Shaq and the team have already started promoting it with the website offering codes and discounts. Shaq had earlier spoken about the reason he is still taking in projects after retirement, including his TNT show. Well, it’s always good to remain active and rake in the money while you can.

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Players like Shaq have given their everything and more for the game and to their supporters, so it makes sense for Shaq and others like him to decide to rake in more moolah and be a bit greedy and try to copy the lifestyle of other legends of the games. What do you think? Will Shaq have as mercurial an outing as a DJ as his NBA one? Tell us in the comments!


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Roy Daniel Dsliva


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Roy Daniel D'Silva is an NBA Writer at EssentiallySports. He is an undergraduate English scholar and has covered the OTT beat as an entertainment journalist for two years. He has also been a content writer and SEO and content consultant.
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