Shaquille O’Neal Showcases Insane Generosity With Bizarre Shopping Policy

Published 02/16/2022, 1:30 PM EST
ATLANTA, GEORGIA – DECEMBER 28: (EDITORIAL USE ONLY) Shaquille O’Neal attends 2019 World Lightweight & World Light Heavy Weight Championships at State Farm Arena on December 28, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images)

Shaquille O’Neal is one of the legends of the NBA. He achieved everything that a player wishes to achieve. Shaq had a long 20-year career and has witnessed the highs and lows people go through to make ends meet. Shaq has inspired countless teenagers and adults by being a beacon of hope.

Shaquille O’Neal has always believed in helping people in need. He endorses and promotes affordable clothing brands. He has his own basketball shoe line which makes extremely cheap and affordable basketball shoes. Shaq has countless instances where he pays for random strangers’ stuff in a store.


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In an interview with TNT, Shaq said “Whenever I go to the store from now on, I’m buying somebody else something”. Shaq is a great example of someone who has taken their excellence and used it to serve others. He continues to do this kind of stuff, it’s very inspiring and beautiful.

Shaq is a nice, kind man with a good heart. He doesn’t forget where he came from. He continues to love everyone and teaches people the values of life. Shaq was one of the most dominant big men to ever play the sport. However, he has the softest heart. “Everyday I leave the house, I gotta help somebody. I can’t keep all this”.

Former NBA player Shaquille O’Neal laughs as he attends the unveiling of the Shaq Courts at the Doolittle Complex donated by Icy Hot and the Shaquille O’Neal Foundation in partnership with the city of Las Vegas on October 23, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for Icy Hot)

“I wake up every day and I try to do something positive.” This is how Shaq lives his life. Shaq’s impact has been endless, be it on or off the Court. He is also restoring a youth center in his neighborhood for at-risk teens.


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Shaquille O’Neal’s acts of kindness 


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This is not the first time Shaq’s acts of kindness have been recorded and shared. Shaq is one of the most loved internet personalities due to his generosity and kindness.

Shaq has paid for people’s engagement rings, their furniture, and so on. Whenever Shaq sees someone in a store, he extends his hand and offers help. Shaq also paid for the funeral of a boy who died in a shooting. He is also known for giving away turkeys at Thanksgiving.


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His most recent endeavor was when he bought a young child a bicycle of his choice. Shaq is truly one of the greatest athletes to ever exist. Moreover, even more than an athlete, his impact on the world as a human being has been immeasurable.

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Abhinav Bhalla

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Abhinav Bhalla is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. He is a 5th year law student and has had a passion for Basketball and NBA since his early childhood. He has competed at school, university and national levels himself, and has a deep analytical appreciation for the sport.