Shaquille O'Neal explains his most embarrassing NBA moment

Published 2 Comments

Football News

Even Hall of Famers have their more embarrassing moment, and despite being the most physically dominant big man in the modern era, Shaquille O'Neal was not immune to the odd mishap.

The Big Aristotle became a first-ballot Hall of Fame enshrinee this year alongside Yao Ming and Allen Iverson, and ahead of the ceremony that took place on Friday, the trio spoke about their most awkward moments in the league. 

Ming, the former Houston Rockets center, admitted his was the moment Stephon Marbury crossed him over while, unsurprisingly, Shaq's came at the free throw line.

He said: "My most embarrassing moment, we like to play it off, but one time I'm at the free throw line and I shoot an airball but instead of being embarrassed I was like damn the ball slipped out of my hands."

Shaq's shooting from the charity stripe was a curse throughout his career. But it hardly held him back. Just imagine what the 44-year-old's stats would've looked like had he found some sort of rhythm.

There are far more embarrassing moments than air balling a free throw, and it speaks volumes of Shaq's skill that he couldn't think of anything worse.

Shaquille O'Neal
Orlando Magic
Southeast Division
Eastern Conference
L.A. Lakers
Pacific Division
Western Conference
Miami Heat

Article Comments

Read more

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport - NBA Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again