Over his 19-year NBA career, Shaquille O’Neal has had his fair share of celebrity encounters. From high-profile movie stars, and singers to producers, the NBA courtside has its own star-cast aura. Shaq’s Lakers days were no different when celebs flocked in to catch a glimpse of the Shaq-Kobe tandem wreaking havoc.
A new star has joined the list of Shaq’s A-lister acquaintances, the one and only, Taylor Swift. During the Super Bowl, all roads led to Vegas, and it didn’t take long for the two icons to cross paths in a chance encounter.
Shaquille O’Neal’s wish to meet Taylor Swift comes true
At his Fun House Super Bowl party two days before the NFL’s premium game, Shaquille O’Neal stated his desire to meet Taylor Swift, shake her hand and click a picture with the Pop star, “I just want to shake the hand of greatness.”
Shaq continued to say, “I’ve always been a huge fan of her work and how she’s made such an incredible impact on the music industry, She’s truly a cultural icon.”
At the 58th Super Bowl, the pop sensation was seen in Las Vegas not performing but supporting the Kansas City Chiefs for Tight End and boyfriend Travis Kelce. The 4-time NBA Champion was not allowed to enter her suite but because of good relationship with Travis’ brother Jason, Shaq was able to fulfil his dream of meeting the star.
He gifted the 14-time Grammy Awards winner a customized Judith Lieber’s NFL-themed bag and posted a picture on Instagram with the caption “Hope you love the judithleiberny bag. Go KC”.
NBA fans react to Taylor Swift looking tiny next to Shaquille O’Neal
Shaquille O’Neal’s dream finally came true when he clicked a picture with the charming Taylor Swift at the Super Bowl. Ice Spice and Riot were also seen in the frame that has since gone viral on social media.
While some fans praised the two stars on X (formerly known as Twitter) there were fans who commented on their obvious height difference. Here are some of the fan reactions:
“His hand is bigger than than taylors face”
As they have now crossed paths, thanks to an NFL game, we might soon see both of them in the courtside again.