Shaquille O’Neal is not only one of the best players of all time, but he is also one of the most impactful personalities in league history. In the 90s, Shaq was a global superstar, which allowed him to rub shoulders with some very beautiful people. The proof, he has a crazy story with Michael Jackson.
Shaquille O’Neal is a superstar like no other in the NBA. In addition to being one of the most dominant players of all time, Diesel was also a notable personality off the court. He launched into cinema, became a reference in the world of music, all in parallel with his basketball career.
His popularity and artistic versatility, as well as his move to Los Angeles, have opened many doors for him. For example, Shaq had the opportunity to rub shoulders with the biggest names in Hollywood, like Michael Jackson. On Jimmy Kimmel’s show, the 2000 MVP also told a crazy anecdote between him and the King of Pop.
Michael Jackson tried to buy my house twice. He even came to my house, and he was in disguise. The first time, he had overalls and a huge hat, and he came home like it was home. It was Michael Jackson, obviously I didn’t refuse. He came around the house and settled in my bed.
He stayed for over two hours, and I completely forgot he was there. So when I thought about it, I went up to ask him to leave, and he just said, “Shaq I want your house.” I told him it wasn’t for sale, so he left. But I want to point out that he was very respectful.
This story, as improbable as it may be, is not the only one of its kind between Shaquille O’Neal and Michael Jackson… When the kingpin was in Orlando, MJ had already fallen in love with his home. And if his words in Maxim magazine are true, the King of Pop was ready to spend lavishly. In passing, Shaq released what looked like a small tackle.
Michael Jackson tried to buy my Orlando house. He offered me $25 million on numerous occasions. I always refused, but today I would take the money without thinking. There will never be another Michael Jackson, and I don’t think the world needs another MJ.
Michael Jackson lived in his world, which makes this anecdote more than credible… Who other than the King of Pop could try to buy a house like this? Shaquille O’Neal must have had a wonderful reaction seeing him in his bed.