Hollywood’s Veteran Actress Chooses Shaquille O’ Neal Over Tom Brady And Magic Johnson As Her Favorite Athlete Of All Time

Published 04/21/2022, 12:09 PM EDT

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There have been various moments when film and tv personalities and athletic icons have been with each other. It is a very special moment to witness them in one place, having praise for each other. One such moment got more special for Shaquille ‘O Neal; When a 2-time academy award-winning actress expresses her love for the NBA Icon over Tom Brady and Magic Johnson.

Shaq got his latest endorsement from actress Sally Field. Fans regard her as among the best actresses of her era. She is currently working on a film produced by the undisputed GOAT, Tom Brady. Tom also appears in the film as himself. Shaq goes into ‘fanboy’ mode


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Nischelle Turner, one of ‘The Big Podcast with Shaq‘ co-hosts, says she was on the set of the 80 for Brady movie today. Turner continues to say that she interacted with the renowned Sally Field. Despite Shaq’s sarcasm, she asked Sally about her favorite athletes while they conversed about sports. Nischelle then asked the panelists to guess what the actress had responded.

To O’ Neal’s surprise, who called for Tom Brady to be her favorite. She stated it was Shaquille O’ Neal and Kobe Bryant. Nischelle then said that Shaq was Sally Field’s favorite and that she used to see the duo at the Staples Center. This caught the Big Fella off guard. He continued, “Sally Field know who I am?”

For someone like Shaq, one of the most iconic NBA stars on planet Earth had a very humble reaction to it.


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Tom Brady vs. Shaquille O’Neal: A Comparison

Shaquille O’Neal is one of the best basketball players of all time and the most well-known athlete in the world. Shaq is well-known for his athletic career, but he has also appeared in several television shows and films. That’s not all, as the NBA legend has also dabbled in the world of pro wrestling. He made a few performances in both WWE and AEW, including a match against Cody Rhodes and Red Velvet in which he took a sick bump through the table.

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Tom Brady is making a gigantic comeback after announcing his retirement in February. The quarterback has achieved 6 Super Bowl Triumphs and is back to deal with some pending business. Despite his age, he continues to stay the fittest in the game. Apart from the NFL, the QB has backed an NFT platform and a film production house and will star in his own film. Someone who has cemented his legacy in the NFL is also having some solid ventures in the making.


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Pavitra Shome is an NFL author at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing his M.A.
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