Shaquille O’Neal is one of the most recognizable people on the planet, standing at an imposing 7’1” and with an even larger personality. O’Neal spent nearly two decades playing in the NBA where he won four NBA Championships and is currently one of the hosts of the highly popular NBA on TNT. Aside from his play on the court, he is a successful businessman, at the helm of several ventures. Needless to say, Shaq is doing very well in the financial department.

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Come to find out, the future Hall of Famer was doing quite well in college as well. Speaking with ESPN’s Baxter Holmes, he shared that he was paid very well in his 3 years at LSU. As it stands, it is a very serious offense in the NCAA for any student athlete to accept money or gifts, so this will definitely stir up more conversation as to the daily happenings at various educational institutions, namely at his alma mater.

Yes, they paid very well. Statute of limitations is up. I can talk about it…That’s right baby, LSU.

Continuing with his statement, he told ESPN that he would like for his son, who is a top High School basketball prospect, to follow in his shoes at LSU.


You can probably get a house, you can get 2 cars. I’ll set it up for you. I know some people down there.

While he was at it, Shaq took to opportunity to poke some fun at his TNT colleague and former NBA player Charles Barkley.

Fat as hell. I (saw) him with his shirt off today, I was like, ‘Man, you’ve got some nice boobies.