Shaun White Spotted With Shaquille O’Neal, John Cena, and Other Stars at the Grand Warner Bros and Discovery Merger Event

Published 05/19/2022, 8:15 AM EDT

Retiring from his beloved sport of snowboarding, Shaun White enjoys his retirement to the fullest. Along with his girlfriend Nina Dobrev, he goes on vacations to various places, having fun in his life. After the Olympics, White appeared at the Oscars along with Tony Hawk and Kelly Slater to celebrate James Bond movies. Attending different events, White also turned up in the upfront presentation of Warner Bros’ merger with Discovery.

Along with a host of superstars, White attended the event and took to the stage during the upfront ceremony. Significantly, AT&T and Discovery completed a $43 billion merger and created Warner Bros Discovery.


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Warner Bros’ mega-deal with Discovery

It is one of the grandest pure entertainment brands to market deal presently, as it has two streaming platforms besides other broadcast channels. Warner Bros’ media holding company AT&T closed a deal with Discovery to form a sensational merger. Discovery has unique channels like HGTV, Food Network, and Animal Planet, while AT&T has CNN and TNT. With the upfront event held at MSG Studios in New York City, many A-List celebrities attended the show. 

Apart from White, other sporting icons from various fields also attended the show in New York. Former NBA center Shaquille O’Neal is a media tycoon, and his presence will probably raise the company’s stocks. Another NBA player, Grant Hill, spoke during the ceremony. NHL GOAT Wayne Gretzky and the eight-time MLB All-star Pedro Martinez also came up.


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Another massive name who attended is WWE superstar John Cena. Similar to Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, he transitioned perfectly from being a professional wrestler to a box-office magnet. He spoke with Nicole Byer, notably who is his co-host from the famous show Wipeout.


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Shaun White and other celebrities make fashion statements at the event

The event had a lot of stars dressed up in their best clothes. Shaun White donned a black blazer and pulled off a stunning look. Likewise, American singer Jennifer Hudson rocked a white suit with feather extensions on the edges. Other stars to appear in the event were rapper Lil John, Mike Rowe of Dirty Jobs, Jonathan Scott, Jon Steinlauf, Shaun Robinson, Chris Licht, and Chris Wallace.


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Shaun White, arriving for the upfront event, helps the brand to reach greater heights. The merger will be perfect for both companies to elevate their brand value to far greater heights. It is just a fabulous deal to help the company grow to a better position.

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Jacob Gijy

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Jacob Gijy is a US Sports and NBA writer at EssentiallySports. Gijy finished his Post Graduation in Psychology and worked in a hospital for 2 years before his passion for sports compelled him to find his way to sports journalism. A fan of the great Tim Duncan, he is always ready to pick up a debate with anyone who does not offer the power forward, the respect he deserves.

Edited By: Simar Singh Wadhwa