WATCH: Shaquille O’Neal Was Once Punched in the Face on Live TV by a Young Kid Who Is His Former NBA Teammate’s Son

Published 08/25/2022, 12:45 PM EDT

Shaquille O’Neal was one of the most dominant players of his time. While competing at the highest level, many players were afraid of him, mostly because of his giant stature, which came with insane skills. How he used to post up or drive to the rim only to dunk over one or even two players was impressive and scary. His aggressive gameplay and sheer energy used to leave everyone in awe. Shaq’s energy and power had even broken backboards during his time.

O’Neal was also one for fights. Seen in many fights throughout his career, not once could anyone come close to punching him. However, that ended. He once got punched in his face, and that too on live television.

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Shaquille O’Neal was punched on live TV a few years back. Guess who dared to hit the 7 ft 1 player? It was none other than his former teammate, Dennis Scott’s son. Scott played with ‘Shaq’ for several years on the Orlando Magic. He has a son named Dennis Scott III.

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Coming on the primetime show, Scott’s son walked up to ‘Shaq’ and shook hands with him. While greeting Shaq, he punched him with his left hand on his face. This attack surprised the athlete as well as the viewers. Always a jolly man, Shaq laughed the punch out. However, the jokingly made sucker punch must’ve hurt Shaq for sure.

NEW YORK, NY – DECEMBER 06: Shaquille O’Neal attends AOL Build to discuss his collaboration with Toys For Tots at AOL HQ on December 6, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Daniel Zuchnik/WireImage)

Dennis Scott, who also used to commentate with Shaq on the NBA, had gotten his son once on the set in 2015. Scott III is now playing college basketball after receiving a scholarship from The University of Indiana and is in the class of 2024. However, young Scott III had the most dangerous and unique way of greeting O’Neal.

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Siddhant Biyani

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Edited By: Pritam Priyedarshi

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