‘You’re getting robbed’: Shaquille O’Neal, who once lost $60,000 worth of earrings right after buying them, taunts close friend for $15,000 ‘Dumba chain’

ByThomas J. Pawlak

Sep 15, 2022

Shaquille O’Neal is arguably one of the smartest businessmen in the NBA community. His journey began with a dominant reign in the NBA. After making a series of smart investments, Shaquille O’Neal has acquired a staggering net worth of over $400 million. However, he was not always so wise in every decision made.

Coming from humble beginnings, a young Shaq got millions of dollars all at once. The lump sum made the Los Angeles Lakers legend a free spirit. Besides his love for cars, Shaq had an eye for jewelry. Guilty of spending money on the finer things in life, the Hall of Famer didn’t hold back. However, there was a time when his joy quickly turned to horror. Shaq lost earrings worth $60,000 while returning to his car.


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Although he had been guilty of bad choices in the past, he called his comrade his Great Podcast co-host Nischelle Turner for spending a fortune on a diamond-encrusted chain.

Shaquille O’Neal calls out his friend and co-host

With millions of dollars, as a rookie, Shaq nearly went bankrupt after his first paycheck. However, with age, the habits of the Great Aristotle changed. Likewise, one look at Turner’s channel and Shaq loaded it straight up. Saying it was stolen, he couldn’t believe Turner paid $15,000 for the expensive piece of jewelry. In Shaquille O’Neal’s eyes, he would only pay a tenth of the value. However, Turner made it clear that she was not buying the channel.


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Shaq said: “If you don’t put that stupid little chain back where you got it. You can’t pay $15,000 for that stupid little chain **. No, no, you’re getting robbed, stop it!

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – OCTOBER 23: Former NBA player Shaquille O’Neal laughs as he attends the unveiling of the Shaq Courts at the Doolittle Complex courtesy of Icy Hot and the Shaquille O’Neal Foundation in partnership with the City of Las Vegas in October February 23, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for Icy Hot)

A young Shaq might have run to the store to buy a similar chain. However, today’s Shaq knows how to multiply his money intelligently. Also, instead of carelessly buying for himself, he is inclined to help others. Notably, Shaquille O’Neal can be seen paying people’s bills at different stores.


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