Shaquille O’Neal is thought lately for his unbelievable acts of generosity and often-hilarious insights on basketball and all the pieces popular culture. However earlier than he was analyzing the sport on Contained in the NBA, Shaq was one of many best on the court docket, successful 4 championships in his 19 seasons with the NBA. A profession like his can take a toll on the physique, and it seems the previous Laker has been within the hospital caring for a few of that put on and tear. After followers expressed concern concerning the Corridor of Famer, O’Neal offered them with an replace and confirmed that he’s OK.
The Kazaam star frightened his followers Sunday, when he posted a photograph of himself mendacity in a hospital mattress to Twitter. Shaquille O’Neal adopted that pic with an replace Monday evening, telling followers he’d undergone a hip substitute and assuring them that he was on the mend. It ought to come as a shock to nobody that he did so in such hilarious trend, tweeting:
to all of the people who find themselves frightened and anxious. first off , let me say thanks. And lastly no want to fret, simply needed to get some BBL WORK AKA #hipreplacement. Thanks and love you all. however no want to fret and sure i’m superb. pic.twitter.com/cnmLn58YDyMarch 21, 2023
A picture of Shaq’s huge ole booty was accompanied by Adele’s “Howdy,” because the 51-year-old joked about upgrading his look with a Brazilian butt carry. (Hey, possibly that can assist him obtain his purpose of being an underwear mannequin!) Essentially it was a hip substitute, not a BBL, and he acknowledged that he had given his followers a scare with the hospital mattress image, thanking them and repeating a few occasions that there was no want to fret.
One can simply see why followers began reaching out, as Shaq shared the next submit, shouting out fellow NBA analysts Ernie Johnson and Candace Parker, on March 19:
i’m at all times watching @TurnerSportsEJ and @Candace_Parker miss y’all pic.twitter.com/4tY4X6v1PjMarch 19, 2023
No person desires to see Superman hooked up to all these wires, although he does seem like he’s getting some good relaxation on what have to be a supersized hospital mattress. Hopefully he’ll have a fast restoration and be again within the Contained in the NBA studio quickly — although he might need to be careful round Christmas bushes and attempt to keep on Kenny Smith’s good facet!
Over the previous yr it hasn’t simply been his scorching takes on each subject from the Will Smith Oscars slap to Adam Levine’s dishonest scandal which have turned consideration to the NBA legend, however his unbelievable acts of kindness. Whereas out on a date final June, Shaquille O’Neal spent over $25,000 at a New York restaurant, selecting up the examine for each diner, in addition to shopping for dinner for the entire servers. He then reportedly left them the largest tip they’d ever acquired.
That very same month he donated the $50,000 he acquired for his DJ gig in Buffalo, New York, to the households of these killed within the mass capturing at Tops Pleasant Markets a month earlier. Shaq additionally hung out with the household of retired police officer Aaron Salter Jr., who died making an attempt to cease the shooter.
Hopefully Shaquille O’Neal’s hip substitute gained’t have him sitting on the sidelines for too lengthy. We want him a fast and full restoration, and might’t wait to see the outcomes of that BBL!