7’1 Shaquille O’Neal draws attention to a big upcoming problem in college football

The NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal is among the greatest and most respected basketball players in the world. He has given a lot to the game especially to the Los Angeles Lakers, helping them win three rings. Apart from basketball, he has also been a big fan of football.

Shaq has openly expressed his love for the NFL on many occasions and through his social media accounts. He recently drew a lot of attention to a big upcoming problem that would probably shake the entire college football scene.

Shaquille O’Neal shows his enthusiasm for 6’8 Byron Washington

Shaquille O’Neal is one of those celebrities who likes to express himself through his social media accounts and connect with his followers. He also uses that platform to share his views on other sports he follows or to promote the artists he likes. Shaq recently posted a story about college football featuring a player that he thinks could be a big problem in the college football scene.

Shaquille O'Neal
Credits: Shaq/Instagram

The post featured Byron “Big Baby” Washington, who is an emerging talent in the college basketball scenario. He is a 6’7 behemoth who weighs around 380 pounds and has exceptional agility. This makes him a dominant force on the ground with great potential, and it seems like Shaq has realized it. The post he shared featured a photo of Byron with the caption, “Byron Washington is a Problem.”

Shaquille O’Neal’s transition from football to basketball

Shaquille O’Neal was arguably the most dominant player on the NBA court; he was a force to be reckoned with on the Lakers team. But like many American high schoolers, Shaq’s first love wasn’t basketball; it was football. He used to play as a tight end for his high school team because of his great handling and exceptional foot speed. However, due to an injury early in his high school days, Big Shaq had to leave his football dreams behind and move on.

Shaquille O'Neal
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Shaquille O’Neal once talked about his days as a football player on the Dan Patrick show. He reportedly said, “I started out playing football, I was a hell of a tight end. As you all know, I have wonderful hands; my hands are impeccable and I like to punish people. But then a guy your size hit me on my knee one day and I was all bummed out, my dream came true. I was sitting on a couch, and Jon Koncak signed for $15 million for three years. That made me think, ‘If I can make $5 million doing this basketball thing, I think I am going to switch up… true story.”

What do you think of Shaquille O’Neal promoting college football players? Would you have loved to see Shaq as a football player? We are eager to know your thoughts, so drop down in the comments and let us know.

Avi Shravan

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Avi Shravan is an anime, games and sports enthusiast who likes NBA and Soccer. He is an avid reader who loves to write as well. You can find him reading books in a cafe or playing games if he is not watching his favourite team play. You can contact him on [email protected]


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