Shaquille O’Neal on a Girl Rejecting Him on Tinder: “You’re Not Shaq! No Way Shaq Would Be on Tinder!!”

Published 12/18/2021, 5:30 PM EST
UNSPECIFIED – MAY 16: In this screengrab, Shaquille O’Neal speaks during Graduate Together: America Honors the High School Class of 2020 on May 16, 2020. (Photo by Getty Images/Getty Images for EIF & XQ)


With his unfiltered attitude, Lakers legend Shaquille O’Neal has won over the hearts of so many people. The 49-year-old has an avid fan base, and continues to entertain them. Even after his retirement, he lives an engaging life off the court. Recently, Shaq revealed a hilarious detail about his dating life. In fact, it was about his online dating life.

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For close to twenty years, O’Neal took the league by storm. He was a 15-time All-star, and a 4-time NBA champion. Post calling it a day, the legend has been a brilliant businessman and entrepreneur. Aside of this, he also makes full use of being single. Although he has been married in the past, Shaq isn’t committed at the moment. In addition, he is also an NBA analyst. It doesn’t get more illustrious than this.

Shaquille O’Neal reveals how a girl rejected him on Tinder

Online dating app Tinder is a huge hit among single individuals. In fact, Shaquille was also on the dating app, and met a few wonderful ladies in the process. As he revealed recently however, there was one woman in particular, who couldn’t believe that the star was on Tinder. She chose to reject him, assuming that he was someone else. While speaking with Access, Shaq narrated the hilarious story.

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Upon being asked about his Tinder tales, the Lakers center said, “I saw a beautiful young lady. She reminded me of you Kit [interviewer]. But look she was like you’re not Shaq! No way Shaq would be on Tinder! I was like it’s me.” In spite of his efforts to convince her, it was of no avail. He continued to say how such experiences made him get rid of the app.

MCDONOUGH, GEORGIA – APRIL 07: Shaquille O’Neal speaks during Pepsi Stronger Together and CTG Foundation Atlanta Law Enforcement Press Conference on April 07, 2021 in McDonough, Georgia. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for Pepsi Stronger Together)

Shaquille O’Neal is a true entertainer. There’s a reason why he is still so loved around the world. What us fans would give to watch him create magic on the court once again!

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Sankalp Harikrishnan

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Sankalp Harikrishnan is an NBA and Tennis writer at EssentiallySports. He aspires to pursue Sports Journalism and has represented his institution in cricket, badminton, soccer and table tennis. Sankalp idolises Roger Federer and Stephen Curry, and has an inherent love for statistics.

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