Gym Freak Shaquille O’Neal Reveals Bizarre Desire of Being ‘David Beckham in His Underwear Campaign’ as Fitness Goal

Published 06/22/2022, 5:00 PM EDT
LOS ANGELES, CA – FEBRUARY 18: Shaquille O’Neal arrives ahead of the 2018 NBA All-Star Game at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California on February 18, 2018. (Photo by Philip Pacheco/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

Different people have different opinions about Shaquille O’Neal. The most prominent image of Shaq is the beast of a player he was during his time. Shaq has indulged himself in a lot of things post his retirement, such as philanthropy, food chain business, NBA analyst, etc. In a recent interview, he told that currently he has a new thing to focus on. O’Neal revealed that he is working out regressively and wants to look like David Beckham in his underwear campaign. 

Recently, Shaquille O’Neal was invited for an interview on BNN Bloomberg. He talked about multiple things, such as his upcoming business, his philanthropy, etc. On being asked what he is indulging himself with in his free time, Shaq replied Now I am coming up on 50 so I am working on ‘Does your dad look like this?’ campaign. I want to look like David Beckham in his underwear campaign. So I’ve been working out. Been doing these strenuous diets. This is the hardest month of my diet because I’m trying to shake it all up, put it all out…”

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Shaquille O’Neal is getting fitter every day

Shaquille O’Neal has been working out for a while now and had undergone a huge body transformation. As per The Sun, he has changed his diet a lot. He has been avoiding sandwiches, cakes, and cookies. Along with that, he has been spending two hours in the gym every day. 

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Recently, the former Lakers legend uploaded a video of him working out on Instagram flexing the transformation. The whole NBA fraternity was just admiring the change. And going by Shaq’s words, there is more to come. He has replaced his late-night snacks with fruits, vegetables, and fish. Shaq also said, “I have started to eat better and make better decision.” 

LOS ANGELES, CA – JULY 16: Shaquille O’Neal is seen at ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ on July 16, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by RB/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)

The biggest motivation for the 50-year-old star has been his obsession with looking young. He believes that his physique was a big reason he started looking old, and he wasn’t happy about it. Thus he decided to change that and has been working on himself. It would be fun to see if he achieves his desired look or not. 

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Rishabh Gupta

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Rishabh is an NBA writer at Essentially Sports. He has past experience of writing for a business political magazine and handling a news division for a startup. He completed his graduation in Bachelor’s in Journalism and Mass Communication from Vivekanand Institute of Professional Studies and has a keen interest in sports journalism.

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