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The gymnastics world was blessed with the terrific performances of Olivia Dunne at the LSU Season Opener at the NCAA Gymnastics Championship. The 21-year-old here did not fail to prove her subjugation as she scored big in the competition. After giving the delight to LSU fans of defeating Ohio State, this 21-year-old has come up with something to make the world gaze at her. The avid fans of Dunne are aware of the fact that how much this gymnast loves trying her hands at new things. This time it’s no different. 

Her new update on social media is speculated to be linked to the NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal. She recently encountered the basketball giant on the LSU campus and now seems to be extremely inspired by him. Her latest video says it all. 

Olivia Dunne’s unofficial entrance at another sport 

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Olivia Dunne shared a video on her Instagram account where she is seen trying her hand at another sport, basketball. In her LSU gear, the gymnastics star was seen trying different tricks with the ball. Dribbling two balls together, passing the ball from under one leg, scoring a basket, and failing attempts as well, she looked extremely excited while doing it all. The caption to this post carried, “Dual sport athletes>>>>”. It is speculated that this might be an unofficial call by Dunne to enter the NBA world.

 

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It is not strange to witness Olivia Dunne do something out of her expertise. She was recently seen making a perfect baseball shot, which seemed to have been inspired by her MLB boyfriend Paul Skenes. Similarly, there is inspiration behind this basketball attempt too. It is none other than the NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal. She met the maestro months before at her campus. 

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LSU star’s encounter with Shaquille O’Neal 

Olivia Dunne, months back in 2023, experienced one of the most unexpected yet delightful moments. This was when she surprisingly met the basketball giant Shaquille O’Neal at her LSU campus. Dunne was with her boyfriend Paul Skenes and then was accompanied by the NBA star at the classic Fred’s college bar. 

Read more: LSU Gymnastics Schedule: When, Where And How To Watch Olivia Dunne’s 2024 NCAA Season

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During this meet, Olivia Dunne expressed her admiration for O’Neal as some time back she poured in compliments about him in a podcast. She called him a legend and expressed her want to meet him badly. She also shared an update about the same on her social media with the caption, “Squad up”. Keeping her admiration in concern about the legend, it now seems like her latest basketball update was surely inspired by him. Don’t you agree?

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