“Third Splash Brother”: Shaquille O’Neal Aka DJ Diesel, Who’s Made Only 1 Three-Pointer in His NBA Career, Stuns Everyone With an Insane “Steph Curry” Moment

Published 06/25/2023, 1:44 AM EDT

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It’s a surprising stat that Los Angeles Lakers legend Shaquille O’Neal has dropped only one shot from the deep in his entire career. The 7 ‘1 legend relied more on his aggressive gameplay and scored almost all of his points within the three point line. However, 12 years after his retirement, Shaq created a Stephen Curry moment after he dropped an unbelievable bucket in front of a rousing crowd. Following his incredible bucket from the deep, DJ Diesel took to his social media with a special caption. 

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After his retirement, Shaq became a successful NBA analyst alongside his partner Charles Barkley at TNT. Apart from his media business, the big man also has various tricks up his sleeve, and one of them is Disc Jockey. The 4x NBA Champion began his disk-jockey stint to satisfy his hip-hop passion, but he has only grown into a star DJ.  

Shaquille O’Neal pulls of a Stephen Curry magic

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Golden State Warriors super star Stephen Curry has a reputation for his seamless buckets from the deep. Along with Steph, another Warriors star Klay Thompson has also held expertise in the same forte. In fact, Thompson has the record for the most number of three-pointers dropped in a single game. Subsequently, the duo earned the title ‘Splash Brothers’ for their magic.

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Moreover, Shaquille O’Neal recently cracked open the Splash Bros’ reputation after his unbelievable bucket in his recent DJ festival. DJ Diesel’s IG handle shared the video of the bucket with a hilarious caption. The caption read, “I told y’all I’m the black Steph Curry.” 

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In response to the video, Shaq commented, “Third splash brother,” from his main IG handle leaving the fans to erupt in the comments section.

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Despite his domination on the paint, the big man’s unusual record still baffles the basketball buffs across the globe. 

When did Shaq drop his only three pointer?

Shaq stands in the 8th place for the all-time points scored in the NBA with 28,596 points. Whereas in his 19-season-long career, he has only attempted 22-pointers and out of which one throw fetched him three points. The only three-pointer came during his last season with the Orlando Magic and he dropped against the Milwaukee Bucks in February 1996. Notably, the three-pointer came in as a buzzer beater in the first-quarter. The Magic went on to dominate the game and defeat the Bucks with a 121-91 game.

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What do you make of Shaquille O’Neal’s DJ avatar? Will he make it a global hit? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

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Shahul Hameed is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports, where he brings his passion for sports and entertainment journalism to life. With a Master's Degree in journalism from a reputed institute and years of experience in the industry, Shahul always strives to provide insightful and astute coverage of the NBA to the fans. Shahul's love for sports writing dates back to his college days.
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