Former NBA player Shaquille O’Neal, 51, told People that he would like to go skydiving.
“I’ve mostly done everything that I’ve set out to do, but I would like to skydive,” Shaq said, according to the outlet, noting that he has been scuba diving but “didn’t like that” since it was “very, very, very, very deep.”
“I didn’t like scuba diving. Skydiving would probably be next on the list. A lot of times, I just sit and think like, ‘I want to do this, I want to do that.’ So I think the next big thing that I would love to do is skydive,” he said, according to People.
The 7-foot-1 basketball legend said he has watched skydiving on social media, according to the outlet. “I always would follow these kids that skydive and jump out of planes, and I always wonder what I will feel if I can do that. So if I do anything out of this world, it would probably be that,” he said, according to People
“My only fear is, can the parachute hold me?” he said, according to the outlet. “I went to one little class one time and the lady was like, ‘How much do you weigh?’ I was like, and at this time I was heavy, I was like, ‘400 lbs.’ She was like, ‘I think it goes up to 350. But my mom, she sews. She can sew two together.'”
“It’ll be just my luck that mom didn’t feel like sewing that day. And then I’ll be all the way up there and then the thing just rips in half. So I want to make sure that everything’s in order before I go up there,” he quipped.
Shaq has had tremendous success in basketball and beyond, but he has previously described himself as a just a “regular person,” who “made it,” noting that having more money than others does not make him better than them.
Shaq has been known to generously spend his money to do random acts of kindness for strangers.
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