NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal has played for six franchises during his legendary NBA career that spanned 20 years.The Los Angeles Lakers legend has been one of the most successful basketball players ever to play the game. He broke several records and earned numerous accolades cementing himself as one of the game’s legends.
Shaq also tried out the dating app Tinder. The four-time NBA champion tried to use the popular dating app, but it did not go as well as he had hoped.
Shaquille O’Neal was turned down
Surprisingly, not even the 7-foot-1 millionaire has had a lot of luck on Tinder. During his appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” in 2021, the basketball star revealed that he was turned down by a girl on the dating app.
Apparently, the girl he was trying to meet did not believe it was him. He said she claimed that Shaq would never be on the app. O’Neal talked about his unusual experience on Tinder. When asked if he was dating or using the popular app, the basketball legend said:
“I signed up for Tinder, put in my name and I tried to make a person meet me. And they didn’t believe it was me. I was like, ‘It’s me. It’s Shaq.’ And she said, ‘Shaq would never be on this.’ So, I had to hit delete. I had to delete my account.”
Furthermore, the former basketball player said that the girl was “hot” and that he wanted to meet her at Starbucks for just five minutes.