Shaquille O’Neal Once Spent $1M On Cars In Front of Mike Tyson To Get Back At Bentley Salesman
Today is Shaquille O’Neal’s birthday, time to throw it back to some of our favorite stories.
We all know how Shaquille O’Neal bought a Mercedes Benz for himself, his mother and his father with his first NBA salary. In general he went through his paycheck rather quickly, before getting to know how to handle money.
So when O’Neal started playing for the Los Angeles Lakers, he lived the LA life and once ended up spending almost an entire year’s salary in just one day.
Back then, when Shaq would visit a luxury car dealerships he came across Mike Tyson, who was there to buy a few Bentleys.
This also attracted the big man’s interest, and Shaq asked the salesman about the price. Due to him wearing a tank top and some shorts, the seller had his doubts if O’Neal actually had the financial capacity to afford such cars.
O’Neal took it personally and purchased three of the cars on the spot.
“Mike Tyson was in there buying a couple of Bentleys. I had on some shorts and a tank top and flip-flops, and I said to the salesman, ‘Sir, how much does this one cost?’ He said, ‘Can you afford it, sonny boy?’ I was so upset that I bought three Bentleys right there on the spot.”