Shaquille O'Neal

February 26, 2014

IAmA Shaquille O'Neal, host of UPLOAD, entrepreneur, actor, played some basketball. Ask Me Anything!

Shaq here. Let's make this the best AMA of all time. I do lots of things. I Tweet. Check out my beverage line and my TV show, season 2 premieres tonight on truTV.


EDIT: This was fun, sorry I couldn't change the weather (this time). Answered a few more questions but had to run... see if you can find them.

Yo Shaq, would you ever do a remake of Kazaam?! Also I think your the coolest/funniest athelete ever!

I wouldn't do a remake of Kazaam, but I would do another Steel movie.

Hey Shaq,

How does it make you feel that Aaron Carter beat you 1v1 in basketball?

Aaron Carter won because I'm a generous person.

Would you rather fight 100 duck sized horses or 1 horse sized duck?

Shaq size Duck

Yo Shaquille Diesel,

When you asked us if we wanted you to pass it, shoot it, or slam it; what did YOU really want to do?

I've always wanted to dunk it.

How much food do you consume per day? Got any favorites?

Baked macaroni and fried chicken are my favorites.

favorite movie of all time?

Coming to America.

Hello Shaq. Who's your favorite ball player?

One of my all-time favorites is Bill Russell.

[No question]

unfortunately guys I don't control the weather.

My flight is leaving early cuz of the snow so I'm going to take more questions as soon as I land.

should be a few hours. I'll be back.

As a former Sun, Heat, and Magic, it is highly disappointing to find out you do not control the weather.

I apologize. It won't happen again.



UPDATE: I answered some more questions. You'll have to find them. They are hidden throughout.

Someone start preparing the good guy shaq and scumbag shaq memes depending on whether or not he returns.


More answers now.

Do you still have the biggest bed in the world? I remember it from MTV Cribs haha

I have the biggest bed in the world, then someone challenged me, so I made it double the size, now my room is all bed.

Hey Shaq, what other sports did you play growing up? Did you always want to play basketball professionally?

Baseball, football and... wall ball.

What physical issues are you forced to live with after playing basketball for so many years?

Only physical issue that I have is that I'm still sexy.

Shaq what's your opinion on not being selected to be in space jam?

It was a Nike movie, I'm a Reebok guy.

Speaking of masterpieces, /r/shaqholdingthings

I haven't heard of that yet. I will have to check it out.

Who was the best trash talker you ever played against? What did he say that got under people's skin?

Nobody would talk trash at me because they know I would knock the teeth outta their mouth.

Shaq, I really liked your rap album, can't stop the rain. My local college radio is waiting for a followup to that, is it gonna happen?

2019 Nebruary.

Would you rather fight 70 duck-sized horses or 1 horse-sized duck?

In honor of your cake day, I will answer your question:

One Shaq-Sized Duck.


Yo Shaq,

Where would you be today without basketball?

Without basketball I would be in military or law enforcement, probably.

[No question]

Can't find the question now , but here's the answer:

Who is the greatest center of all time? Who is the greatest player you ever played with?

The greatest center of all time conversation is debatable. I've played with four great players: Penny Kobe Wade and Lebron

How did you feel about your role in the Lego movie?

My role in the Lego movie was small but definitely a really enjoyable one.

[No question]

Another one that got buried in the avalanche (of comments):

"Big man… You seem to have a ton of fun in all of the stuff you do (movies, tv shows, sports)... what would your advice be to the people who strive for that type of attitude, but find that maybe their pessimism gets in the way?"

I tell people aim for the stars but reach for pluto

Shaq, I met you at a party after the 12/06/91 Arizona basketball game. I said something witty like "Damn you ARE tall".

You were cool for a young man who was obviously heading off to serious fame and fortune. Congrats on all the success you've had in life.

Aw, thank you, man.

Gotta go. Thank you all so much for this!

Who is the greatest center of all time? Who is the greatest player you ever played with?

The greatest center of all time conversation is debatable. I've players with four great players Penny Kobe d wade n lebron

This interview was transcribed from an "ask me anything" question and answer session with Shaquille O'Neal conducted on Reddit on 2014-02-26. The Reddit AMA can be found here.