WATCH: Shaquille O’Neal Left Gagging on Live TV as Host Stephen Colbert Reveals Peculiar European Habit

Published 05/22/2022, 9:45 PM EDT

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Basketball legend Shaquille O’Neal is known for his personality and his great sense of humor. Right from his playing days, he had a larger-than-life personality. This has served him greatly in his broadcasting career, too. He right now covers the NBA on TNT for NBA, along with other co-hosts.

Shaq also has a long list of endorsement deals and continues to work in movies and go to late-night shows for interviews. During one such interview, though, he might have shown his disgust for this particular European thing.

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During a recent appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Colbert and Shaq were talking about what was the best sandwich. Shaq answered “Turkey Club” to which Colbert responded, “It’s a classic.. it’s a classic pretty safe in any hotel too“. Shaq then offered his two cents “(Turkey Club) with extra mayo on the sides…. with some fries.

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Colbert then asked him, “Do you dip the fries in the mayo?“. To this Shaq had a very sharp reaction and made a face while saying “No Man,” and then started acting like he was gagging. When Colbert told him that they do that in Europe, Shaq had a straight-faced response “We not in Europe.

Shaquille O’Neal – The gentle giant

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Shaq was a very dominant player in his playing days. He used to maneuver around the low post and bully the players guarding him. The Orlando Magic drafted him first overall in the 1992 NBA Draft. He had a fruitful career playing for many franchises and winning four NBA Championships.

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It was time his time with the Lakers though, which made him the superstar he is. He formed a dynamic duo with Kobe and won three championships together and went to four NBA Finals.

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Since retiring, Shaq has also taken many humanitarian works and continues to help his community. He even released a low-cost sneaker for low-income kids. He is also famous for helping random people out in stores. O’Neal may not be a fan of fries with mayo, but he has a heart of gold. Let us know in the comments below your favorite Shaquille O’Neal memory.

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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.

Edited By: Arunaditya Aima

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