Shaquille O’Neal is without dispute the most generous man in the NBA microcosm, and he regularly reminds fans of that. This week, for example, he made a huge madness in a restaurant, by chaining beautiful gestures for other customers and staff.
Shaquille O’Neal is unquestionably one of the greatest players in history, so he could lead his life accordingly, a bit like a Michael Jordan, in a bubble where only his relatives have the right to enter. But the Diesel is not the type to act like this, he is still very close to “normal people”, whom he can meet in the street or in the shops. He proved it again this week during a visit to the convenience store:
I know it was just a Monday for you Shaq, but it was a memorable day for everyone in the store. Thank you for being kind and patient and allowing us to take a photo. I wanted to offer you your sandwiches but you insisted on paying. You are awesome !
Shaquille O’Neal’s $25,000 note!
While he could have accepted the free sandwich for a photo that the supermarket manager will never forget, the Shaq insisted on paying, like a normal customer. A commendable attitude which he also demonstrated a few days earlier, at the restaurant, by deciding to pay for absolutely everyone. And it wasn’t the small restaurant in the area with a dozen seats, but an establishment with more than 40 tables! The website Page Six recount :
Shaquille O’Neal arrived in Chelsea, an upscale New York neighborhood, with an unidentified woman around 8:30 p.m. He was heard talking about a “dating”. He would have ordered Asian chicken, shrimp and also tempura. After finishing his meal, he also offered a dish to all the waiters and cooks of the restaurant in question. But that’s not all.
A source informs us that he wanted to remain discreet and that he asked the staff not to tell the other customers that he was going to pay for everyone, that is to say more than 40 tables. The bill would have been well over $25,000, which didn’t prevent him from leaving the biggest tip in the restaurant’s history. His team was contacted but did not wish to react to this beautiful story.
Shaquille O’Neal has proven on many occasions that he is perhaps the most generous man in the NBA microcosm, and especially at Christmas, where he offered high-tech gifts to an entire school ! He has earned millions during his career, he still earns millions thanks to his many investments, and he refuses to be the only one to benefit from his success. Behind this great player there is above all a big heart.
Shaquille O’Neal likes to do good around him and he often pays for other customers, whether at the restaurant or simply at the supermarket for shopping. In addition to being an exceptional consultant, he is an exceptional man.