College Seniors Didn’t Allow 7 Ft Shaquille O’Neal to Drink Alcohol But Got Drunk Themselves

Published 04/12/2022, 10:30 PM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – OCTOBER 09: Shaquille O’Neal attends the WBC heavyweight title fight between Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder at T-Mobile Arena on October 09, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Shaquille O’Neal has had one of the best careers in the NBA. He used his physicality to dominate the league and win 4 NBA titles alongside other individual accolades. While it may surprise many, there were people who managed to dominate the 7-foot-1 inch tall Shaq.

Talking on The Big Podcast with Shaq, the NBA legend revealed how his seniors dominated him in high school and stopped him from drinking. He further reveals how he was made to wait so that he can drive his seniors back.


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Shaquille O’Neal talks about his time in high school

Winning 4 NBA titles, 3 finals MVP awards and an MVP award is no joke, and Shaquille O’Neal has won it all. Apart from a glittering career in the NBA, Shaq is a successful analyst and DJ.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – OCTOBER 23: Former NBA player Shaquille O’Neal laughs as he attends the unveiling of the Shaq Courts at the Doolittle Complex donated by Icy Hot and the Shaquille O’Neal Foundation in partnership with the city of Las Vegas on October 23, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for Icy Hot)

While his career as a DJ might have kicked off the right way, a 17-year-old Shaq was not allowed to party. Talking on The Big Podcast with Shaq, he revealed how his seniors stopped him from drinking and partying.

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Shaq said, “He told me one time because when I first got there, I was 17. I couldn’t go to the club. So my job as a rookie was to stay outside the club, Washington boys get drunk and then drive back. He went to the club and had a good time. And you know, that’s like the only time he talked to me. I loved it.”

Although Shaq might have not partied during his high school, he compensated for it after his retirement from the NBA. He hosts one of the biggest parties during the year, which is open to the public.

What is Shaq’s party like?

Who doesn’t love Shaq? While the NBA legend may have millions of fans all around the world, he gives it back to his fans. On Feb 11, Shaquille O’Neal hosted Shaq’s Fun House presented by FTX before the NFL Super Bowl.


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While most of the Super Bowl parties are inaccessible to the public, Shaq hosted one of the biggest parties this year before the Super Bowl and opened it for the public.


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The attendees got a glimpse of some of the biggest names in Hollywood like Lil Wayne, Zedd, Diplo and Shaq, aka DJ Diesel himself!



Abhinava Ghosh

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Abhinava is an NBA writer for EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his Bachelor's in Journalism and Mass Communication. Abhinava has been following NBA for the past 6 years and is a huge fan of the Golden State Warriors and Stephen Curry.

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