Shaquille O’Neal has proven time and time again that he is one of the most charismatic NBA icons. The four-time NBA champion has become accustomed to making large gestures toward the less fortunate and those who are struggling to make ends meet.
He has paid for a man’s engagement ring as well as furniture for a mother whose home was destroyed by fire. The Big Diesel is a truly nice guy who is always willing to help those in need. He’s also willing to help those who helped him first, and one of the most well-known stories of Shaq’s charity concerns one of the first people who aided him as a child.
Shaq struggled to obtain shoes in his size as a youngster until he heard about a man who could help him. He met Bruce Teilhaber of Friedman’s Shoes in Atlanta at that time. Mr. Teilhaber was quite generous to young Shaq, giving him a free set of shoes to wear to prom.
Bought over 2,000 pairs of shoes from the experienced salesperson.
Following that, he promised to never forget what Bruce had done for him and has since purchased over 2,000 pairs of shoes from the experienced salesperson. Shaq seems to think that if he doesn’t leave the store with numerous pairs of shoes, he won’t be pleased.
Although this isn’t PJ Tucker’s level, Shaq is always anxious to see what Bruce has in store for him. He once assisted a young boy in a similar circumstance by purchasing ten pairs of extra-large shoes for him.
O’Neal won’t stop doing it, and it’s always a treat to see him do it. He’s assisting the man who helped him when he was younger, and he doesn’t hesitate to refer others to Bruce. Shaq is the genuine deal.