Owner of 30 Super Expensive Cars, Shaquille O’Neal Comes Clean on Gifting LeBron James a $450,000 Automobile

Published 08/24/2022, 1:30 PM EDT
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Shaquille O’Neal addressed rumors about gifting LeBron James a super expensive luxury vehicle worth over $450,000 on the occasion of his birthday. In the most recent episode of ‘The Big Podcast’, co-host Spice Adams asked the Lakers legend whether the rumors of his gifting James a Rolls-Royce on his 25th birthday had any truth to them. In response, Shaquille O’Neal refused to give a definitive answer but still revealed a lot in the process.

It is hardly a secret among NBA fans that ‘Shaq’ likes to spend his money on nice things. It is not by coincidence that he owns an array of expensive cars, including a Rolls-Royce Cullinan, a Lamborghini Gallardo, a Customized Mercedes S550 Convertible, and a Ferrari 355 F1 Spider, among others.


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However, the four-time NBA champion also likes to spread happiness among others by gifting them nice things. In fact, the Big Diesel might have presented LeBron James with one of the most expensive brands of cars during his stint with the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Shaquille O’Neal addressed rumors about gifting LeBron James a Rolls-Royce

During the podcast, Adams asked Shaquille O’Neal whether he gifted LeBron James a Rolls-Royce on his 25th birthday. “I may have,” Shaq replied. “I think I did…”.

Meanwhile, Spice Adams and Nischelle Turner seemed shocked after hearing his response. In other words, they questioned the NBA legend about not remembering giving such an expensive gift.

I’m the giver, Spice,” Shaq explained. “I make people happy. So I may have,” he added.

Incidentally, Shaquille O’Neal played with LeBron James as a Cavalier in the 2009-10 season. King James turned 25 in December of 2009.

Turner and Adams’ demands from O’Neal

Meanwhile, Spice Adams and Nischelle Turner couldn’t digest the fact that the athlete gifted LeBron a Rolls-Royce and forgot all about it. Afterwards, Spice pointed out to Shaq that he had played around 53 games with LeBron. On the other hand, the 2000 MVP has done 64 shows together with him and Turner.


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Therefore, he implied that Shaq should reserve some gifts for them too.

Shaq then immediately asked the two what they desired. In fact, he also offered them a diamond watch. However, Nischelle Turner requested a printer which annoyed the 7’1″ giant.


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Subsequently, he proceeded to make some fun comments about it. Post their fun banter, their discussion veered in a different direction.



Satagni Sikder

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Satagni Sikder is an NBA writer for EssentiallySports. He has a Master's degree in English from Jadavpur University, Kolkata, and has been following the NBA since 2017. Moreover, he supports the Dallas Mavericks, and unsurprisingly, Luka Doncic is his favorite player.

Edited By: Rohini Kottu