Shaquille ‘Shaq’ O’Neal was everywhere during his heydays. At 7’1” and weighing over 300 pounds, he was a giant that dominated NBA during his time. His size did play a great role in his success, but it also was one of the major causes of his injuries. It was only after retirement that Shaq understood the cost of being a giant in a game for speed and agility.
Nonetheless, Shaq has not given up on basketball and shares a deep relationship with the game. Currently, Shaq was seen applauding the 21-year-old NCAA wiz Caitlin Clark and her off-season training. Clark missed her first championship by just one win, and this has ticked off the young player in the right way. Currently, Clark is rumored to be doing everything in her power to win an NCAA championship before making her debut in WNBA.
Sports news outlets have unanimously agreed that Caitlin Clark is probably the next big thing in the world of women’s basketball. After a near miss back in the last season, this 21-year-old baller is not planning to let up anymore. For her impeccable performance in the Iowa Hawkeyes, she bagged the Best Female College Athlete at the ESPY a few weeks prior.
After posting her off-season workout on social media, Clark is currently garnering widespread recognition. And one of the people who is also applauding the young athlete is a four-time champion and MVP of the year 2000, Shaquille O’Neal. Shaq was repeatedly called out for his hesitation to put in work during the off-season. As a result, by the time it was 2003, Shaq weighed around 370 pounds. This huge physique might have helped the athlete to dominate the court, but it certainly was not good for his knees. As a result, Shaq had to retire earlier than planned. Therefore, Shaq is now a huge proponent of off-season work and was seen appreciating the 21-year-old Caitlin Clark.
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