Shaquille O'Neal is famous for his willingness to give back to society whenever an opportunity arises. Once again, the legendary NBA player has gone viral for his generosity.
The former basketballer decided to cover the dinner costs of all guests at a restaurant while he was out on a date at the Jue Lan Club in NYC. In addition to paying the hefty bill, he also tipped the waitresses generously.
In the end, Shaquille had to pay more than $25,000. He also didn't want news of his generosity to get out, and after he left, those who witnessed the incident shared the news with others.
According to sources, he left the staff "the biggest tip they've ever received."
While eating there, he ordered Beijing chicken, shrimp tempura, and chicken satay. In other words, he was not having anything extravagant.
Shaquille Paid For Every Table At The Restaurant
Shaquille's actions make him an even greater legend than the money he owns. He is famous for looking out for the average person, which is not something many celebrities do.
Considering that he has a net worth of $400 million, $25,000 is not a huge deal for him. When the former basketballer is not helping out strangers, he is usually enjoying his love for the game.
He often shares his opinion about the game, as do other greats like Charles Barkley. Shaquille recently explained why teams should not have a single star:
"No star can win without the other guy. How many would Magic have won without Kareem? How many would Kenny have without Hakeem?"
Shaquille went on to say that he would not have won if it were not for Rick Fox, Brian Shaw, and Big Shot Bob:
"I wouldn't have won without my team, but I was the head of the snake, and that's all that mattered."
Now, back to his date. Shaq was out with actress Annie Ilonzeh. He has been linked to the actress since 2021.
In 2011, he got divorced from his wife Shaunie, and he blamed himself for the end of the marriage.