Shaq O’Neal Paid For Everyone’s Meal At Restaurant, Spending $25,000
A date night over chicken satay had NBA great Shaquille O’Neal feeling generous on Sunday.
The retired basketball star, who is now a sports analyst, arrived to Chelsea hotspot Jue Lan Club with a mystery woman at around 8:30 p.m., we hear. By the end of the night, he was footing the bill for the entire eatery.
Spies told us he popped in with the unidentified woman, whom he was overheard describing as “my date,” and ordered Beijing chicken, shrimp tempura and the restaurant’s signature chicken satay. “She did all the ordering,” an insider told.
After their meal, O’Neal, 50, proceeded to buy dinner for the entire server team. And to top that off, he paid for everyone’s check [who was] dining at the restaurant.
Shaq is a former professional basketball player who is a sports analyst on the television program Inside the NBA. O’Neal is regarded as one of the greatest basketball players and centers of all time. He played for six teams over his 19-year career in the National Basketball Association (NBA) and is a four-time NBA champion.
In addition to his basketball career, O’Neal has released four rap albums, with his first, Shaq Diesel, going platinum. O’Neal is also an electronic music producer, and touring DJ, known as DIESEL.
He has appeared in numerous films and has starred in his own reality shows, Shaq’s Big Challenge and Shaq Vs. He hosts The Big Podcast with Shaq. He was a minority owner of the Sacramento Kings from 2013 to 2022 and is the general manager of Kings Guard Gaming of the NBA 2K League.