The four-time NBA champion and one of the best b-ball players ever repudiated his VIP status in a meeting with the New York Post. The 7-foot-1 previous Los Angeles Lakers hotshot, who is additionally perhaps the most conspicuous athlete, is finished with the fabulousness and excitement.
“These celebrities are going freaking crazy and I don’t want to be one. I denounce my celebrity-ness today. I’m done with it,” he told the New York Post on Friday.
“I don’t want to be in that category. Celebrities are crazy, they really are. Don’t call me that anymore. These people are out of their freaking mind with how they treat people, what they do, what they say. That’s never been me. I never want to be looked at like that.”
O’Neal added he would not like to be generalized as somebody who is “out of their mind”and would prefer to be known for his generosity away from the b-ball court and TV cameras.
One of the 49-year-old’s most recent endeavors is with Papa John’s. With each acquisition of his Shaq-a-Roni pizza, Papa John’s will give $1 from each buy to help COVID-19 alleviation, the battle against racial bad form, Boys and Girls Clubs of America, the United Negro College Fund and local area contribution.