In Australia, Shaquille O’Neal appeared to be having a blast. After more than twenty years, the NBA icon visited Australia once more to take in the country’s rich history and culture.
But the excursion of the huge man didn’t stop there. He actually handled everything. Shaq was reportedly spotted socialising with kangaroos. Shaq being Shaq, it stands to reason that he had to enjoy himself there as well.
The Lakers great decided to scare the living daylights out of one of his friends when they were feeding kangaroos. As his friend was filming a kangaroo eating food from his hand, the large man snuck up behind him.
Shaq amusingly provided just a bit to lightly brush his friend’s back, making him quake in terror
Even the kangaroo, who was peacefully grazing, made a leap upon noticing the man’s quick movement. The last of the food was thrown to the ground by Shaq’s pal, who then ran for his life.
He was fortunate that the kangaroo did not react angrily because their legs are so strong that a kick might easily break one in half.
Shaq probably didn’t think about that, though. Instead, he wanted his friend to jump higher than the kangaroo, which is exactly what he accomplished.
But his pal discovered the hard way that it’s always a good idea to keep an eye on yourself when around Shaq.
Shaquille O’Neal visited Australia for what reason?
Last Tuesday, Shaquille O’Neal arrived in Australia and tweeted, “I’m here in the land down undaa (under).”
The 7-foot-1 monster, who made everyone in Oz look little, was scheduled for a jam-packed day of entertainment.
He began his first day in Australia by participating in a few interviews where he talked about his life and profession. Additionally, Shaq held a few meet-and-greets with supporters.
Then Shaq’s alter ego, DJ Diesel, started acting. On Wednesday night, he performed at Melbourne’s 170 Russell, giving Australians a chance to dance to his sounds. He hosted “An Evening with Shaquille O’Neal” on Thursday at the Margaret Court Center.
The following day, he drove to Sydney for another engagement at The Star Centre
The big day then arrived on Saturday. In order to debate the government’s referendum on the Indigenous Voice to Parliament, Shaq met with Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and Minister for Indigenous Australians Linda Burney.
A contemporary David vs. Goliath confrontation that occurred on a yacht had the internet in fits of laughter. Shaq even took a right hook from Hasbulla that nearly put the NBA great out of commission.