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RARE: 7’1 giant Shaquille O’Neal made millionaire Hollywood actors Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker tiny over two decades ago

NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal wasn’t just a basketball player. He was a man of many talents. O’Neal has had great success on and off the court. He is a very successful artist as well as an entrepreneur. Shaq has made smart investments over the years that have made him one of the wealthiest former athletes. During his playing career, he also signed the biggest contract in history with the Los Angeles Lakers. This gave him the platform to invest with freedom.

Even during his early years with the Orlando Magic, Shaq had success in the music industry. In 1993, O’Neal released his debut album “Shaq Diesel”. And the album was a huge hit and reached platinum status. He then proceeded to release and showcase a few more music albums. The Big Diesel is also a talented actor and comedian.

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Over the years, the four-time NBA champion has starred in several films. He has also made appearances in many films. And Shaq is very close friends with superstar Adam Sandler. The filmmaker has worked with the towering center on several occasions.

The cinematic aspirations of Shaquille O’Neal

A rare photo of Shaquille O’Neal with Hollywood superstars Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker is making the rounds on social media. It was taken at the 1998 MTV Video Music Awards. Shaq was playing for the Lakers at the time. And the superstars look really small standing next to the Great Aristotle. Moreover, it was the same year that the hit movie Rush Hour was released. Fans everywhere loved the chemistry between Jackie and Chris. The film‘s worldwide gross was $244 million.

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The former MVP once revealed his high aspirations for acting. He said he wanted to be as big as Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson. Shaq said, “We come from the same place: athletes making the transition. It’s my goal. I want similar type movies. I want thrillers…” He continued, “I want to be the next Rock. I want to do a thriller where I’m like a hero and beat all the bad guys.

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O’Neal also currently works as a basketball analyst for the “NBA on TNT” show. He works alongside NBA legends Charles Barkley, Kenny Smith and Ernie Johnson. His antics with the show’s crew are comedic gold and fans love it. Moreover, Shaq is one of the best DJs and is constantly touring around the world.