Shaquille O’Neal Reveals His Religious Beliefs and Plans for Pilgrimage in Unearthed Video

Published 04/21/2022, 9:00 AM EDT

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Shaquille O’Neal has been public about his every opinion and viewpoint. He is someone who keeps his heart on his sleeve. Shaq likes to show his true self on every instance and is never shy to have a say on social media.

All through his career, Shaq has always answered the questions with utmost honesty. Moreover, Shaq is pure entertainment. He is always witty and his sense of humor is immaculate. Post-retirement as well, he has been a source of entertainment every day on Inside the NBA on TNT.


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The manner in which Shaq deals with interviews, fans, and reporters is hilarious and respectful. The Lakers legend always has a certain way to answer questions and respond.

Once again a resurfaced video shows the calm, composure, and style of Shaq while answering all the questions in a candid interview. 

Shaquille O’Neal reveals his wish of visiting Hajj

The interview started with Salaam-walekum and the interviewer had a certain tone that just showed this was gonna be an entertaining one. He asked Shaq that he said he was among the top three famous people so in his opinion who were the other two. Shaq replied that they were Barack Obama and Tiger Woods.


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At the end of the interview, the interviewer asked about Shaq’s wish to visit Hajj and Shaq agreed that he wants to visit there someday when he plans to go to Turkey.


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The interviewer also hilariously emphasized on the fact that he wanted Shaq to win more titles than Kobe. He said he personally wanted that and for him, Shaq should play more years to make that happen. To which Shaq laughed a little and said no. He straight refused to play more than he planned even if he does not manage to win more titles.


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WATCH THIS STORY: Shaq’s hilarious NBA All Star moment.

The candidness of Shaq is always something that everyone loves. It is in his personality that he is funny, witty, and hysterical so naturally. The video was from his Boston Celtics days and even now after over 10 years of retirement, Shaq has carried his talents of being an absolute entertainer into his role of the NBA analyst.


Written by:

Chaitanya Sharma


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Chaitanya is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. He completed his engineering from SRM University. Having determined an interest in football and basketball, he was inclined towards having a job in the sports industry.
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Arunaditya Aima