WATCH: Mayhem on Basketball Court as Player Escaping Death Catches Shaquille O’Neal’s Attention

Published 03/19/2022, 1:00 PM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – OCTOBER 23: 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)

High school basketball reels are some of the most-watched reels among basketball fans. Even NBA players pay a visit to these games sometimes, which hypes up the crowd as well as the players.

LeBron James is a great example, as he goes to watch these high school games, mainly to support his son. It is not a surprise that these games grab the attention of some of the most famous players. Quite recently, NBA Hall of Famer Shaquille O’Neal shared an incident on his Instagram story, that happened during a high school basketball game. 

High School kid saved from a serious injury


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The reel shows two players, one of which is going to the bucket to score in transition, and the other is his defender. As the player in blue goes for a transition dunk, his defender (in white) tries his best to contest. While the kid in the blue jersey scores, both the players land awkwardly. 

The player in the white jersey goes down first. Just then, the player in blue jersey lands right on top of him. Had the kid in the white jersey not been there, the offensive player would’ve suffered a serious injury. 


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Even so, the player in blue didn’t realize how fortunate he was. As he goes on to fight his defender, though, his teammates were right on time to stop him. A player should never give up on defense, but during transition both, the offensive player and the defender should be careful and avoid chances of getting injured. 

Shaquille O’Neal’s reaction

This incident caught the attention of the great Shaquille O’Neal. Shaq shared this reel on his story, which was one of many Instagram posts and reels. 


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LOS ANGELES, CA – MARCH 14: TV personality/retired basketball player Shaquille O’Neal onstage at The Comedy Central Roast of Justin Bieber at Sony Pictures Studios on March 14, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. The Comedy Central Roast of Justin Bieber will air on March 30, 2015, at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT | Credits: Getty Images, Photo by Kevin Winter

The 4-time champ has a diverse taste when it comes to watching content. His stories are full of content from all around the internet. Not only basketball-related, but Shaq also likes to watch content around other sports like football, boxing. He also shares posts related to rap music. 

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Most of the time, people have a fixed or a single take on what they would find entertaining and worth their while.

While Shaq loves to share his many interests on the internet.



Balraj Singh Babrah

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Balraj Singh Babrah is an NBA writer with EssentiallySports. He has been an NBA fan since 2016, and watching Curry shoot from distance inspired him to play basketball. Additionally, he loves analyzing and predicting games based on stats.