Shaquille O’Neal Reveals Awkward Incident With Women at Public Place That Proved He’s Still Loved a lot

Published 06/22/2022, 11:30 PM EDT
ATLANTA, GA – APRIL 13: Shaquille O’Neal attends the UFC 236 event at State Farm Arena on April 13, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Shaquille O’Neal recently shared an awkward encounter with a few female fans that happened at a New York City restaurant over the weekend. In his narration, the Big Diesel also addressed allegations of him going on date with a “mystery woman” in the most recent episode of his podcast. While at it, Shaquille O’Neal candidly revealed the details of his private life last weekend after reports of him spending $25,000 at a restaurant went viral.

Shaq has been the focus of tabloid fodder since his days as the centerpiece of the Los Angeles Lakers Organization. The microscopic scrutiny on his private life has only increased with a rise in his popularity in the country. In the last two decades, Shaquille O’Neal has become a household name in America, not only for his exploits on the court, but for a multitude of stints on television, media, and the internet.

Shaquille O’Neal talks about an awkward encounter with female fans

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Shaq has always been popular among women. Not to mention, the 7’2″ giant has celebrated many relationships in his life. From celebrities to models, his dating list boasts of some famous names. In fact, the Big Man shared a glimpse of his popularity among women in the most recent episode of his podcast.

Shaq revealed how a bunch of women accosted him at a New York City restaurant. In fact, they came up to his table and started flirting with him. “The place was full of honeys coming to the table,” reported the NBA legend.

Moreover, the ladies showed no restraint in admiring Shaq’s Herculean physique. Notably, they even asked his permission to touch his chest and arms. “Can I touch it? Can I touch those arms?,” Shaq added.

Shaq doesn’t go on dates

Meanwhile, Shaq’s co-host on the podcast, Nischelle Turner pressed him on a recent report claiming that Shaq went on a date with a “mystery woman” at Jue Lan Club in New York City and spent $25,000 on the place. The Lakers Center vehemently denied the allegations.

LONDON, ENGLAND – JUNE 23: Shaquille O’Neal and Laticia Rolle attend the Andy Murray v David Goffin match on centre court during day one of the Wimbledon Championships at Wimbledon on June 23, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)

I don’t do dates,” Shaq replied. Furthermore, he also denied spending $25k on a restaurant. The 7-feet giant dismissed the reports as tabloid chatter.

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However, co-host Spice Adams continued to tease him on the subject. But Shaq was adamant. “The Diesel don’t do dates,” he reiterated.

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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.

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