Shaquille O’Neal Joins Tinder And Things Don’t Exactly Go As Planned

We’re not sure where to begin when it comes to Shaquille O’Neal. After retiring from basketball, the great basketball star, who has four NBA Championship rings and is “the only human visible from space,” as Jimmy Kimmel put it, “has experimented in a number of things (successfully).”

Off the court, O’Neal holds a BA and an MBA, has served as a sheriff’s deputy, has starred in films, published music records, and has dabbled in DJing. Raise your hands if you agree. DJ O’Neal is in residence.

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He’s put his MBA to good use and is now a full-fledged entrepreneur. He serves on the board of Papa John’s Pizza and, through his affiliation with Authentic Brands Group, recently acquired a partial owner of the sports apparel firm Reebok (ABG).

The guy hasn’t stopped courting even though he’s left the court. And he’s doing it in a very 21st-century way. At the very least, he tried.

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O’Neal disclosed that he made a Tinder profile under his own name during a recent interview on Jimmy Kimmel Live! And there was a match!

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According to O’Neal, “I created an account on Tinder, entered my information, and attempted to meet someone. They didn’t believe it was me, either. ‘It’s me; it’s Shaq,’ I said.”

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His match didn’t think she was matched with Shaq, thus things didn’t go as planned. “And she replied, ‘Shaq would never be on this,'” he continued. As a result, I had to remove the app. My account had to be deleted.”

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But you can’t blame the girl. It appears to be too good to be true.

Shaq, on the other hand, tried to persuade her. “She was hot, too,” he told Kimmel. ‘I’m five minutes away,’ I said. ‘All I ask is that you meet me at Starbucks.’ No! Stranger peril, stranger peril. No!”

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It’s not every day that you come across NBA superstars on a dating app known for ghosting, false accounts, and scams.

If it’s any consolation, Shaq, you had better luck than the majority of us and were matched with a human rather than a bot.

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