“Top Hollywood Stars” and “Top Athletes of Today” Attended Playboy Mansion Party That Was “Wildest” of Shaquille O’Neal’s Life

Published 05/10/2022, 10:30 PM EDT

Shaquille O’Neal, the legendary Lakers center, is one of the most lovable personalities in the game of basketball. Right from his playing days to his current broadcasting career, he makes full use of his jovial mood and personality. He also now has a podcast where he uploads an episode each week. Last week Shaq had a ask me anything session and recounted the details of the wildest party he had ever gone to.

During the recent episode of his podcast – The Big Podcast with Shaq, there was an AMA session by Shaq and his fellow hosts. When asked about the wildest party he had ever attended, Shaq had something particular on his mind.

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Shaq said, “It was a party at the playboy mansion.” He further continued, ” It was actually during an ALL Star game… Everybody showed up and it was just a great time.” When asked what made the party great, Shaq replied, ” No incidents. It was sort of Shaq’s fun house before Shaq’s funhouse. All the top people in Hollywood were there, all the top athletes were there. It was crazy.

Shaquille O’Neal – The most dominant player the game had ever seen

Orlando Magic drafted Shaq as the first overall pick in the 1992 NBA Draft. He teamed up with Penny Hardaway, who was drafted a year later to form a lethal dual punch for the Orlando Magic. Shaq took the Magic to the NBA Finals in 1995, where they were defeated by the defending champions Houston Rockets.

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Shaq signed for the Los Angeles Lakers in the summer of 1996 after seeing his relationship with the team management and the local media breakdown.

Lakers from left Tyronn Lue, Brian Shaw, Robert Horry, Shaquille O’Neal and Ron Harper in Philadelphia. (Photo by Wally Skalij/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)

There he teamed up with fellow Laker legend Kobe Bryant and won multiple championships with the Lakers. After Michael Jordan retired, Shaq and his Lakers took over the league winning three straight NBA Championships from 2000 to 02 and reaching another final in 2004.

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He won another championship with the Miami Heat in 2006. Shaq was also the NBA league MVP for the 1999-00 season. He also won the scoring title that season. Shaq was the most dominant player this league has ever seen and probably will ever see.

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Nirjhar Sharma

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Nirjhar Sharma is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. He is a sports enthusiast who follows all major sports and has been watching the NBA for the past 7 years now. A firm believer in the 'Greek Freak' being the best player in the league right now, he believes that the Bucks are primed for another championship run unless the injury bug bites them.

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