Many Dutch people wondered who was on the podium alongside Max Verstappen, Lewis Hamilton and Sergio Perez today after the US Grand Prix. The noticeably wide and large man attracted the attention of many Dutch spectators, but Shaquille O’Neill is very famous all over the world.
Shaquille Rashaun O’Neal – his full name – is an American former NBA basketball player. With a height of 2 meters and a weight of 147 kilograms at the time, he is one of the tallest and strongest players to ever play in the NBA.
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In 2000, the basketball player was the most valuable player in the competition. A four-time NBA champion, retired O’Neal was named Rookie of the Year in 1992. Shaquille has also played in several films and is a DJ under the stage name: DJ Diesel. His track record with several basketball clubs and his rather bulky appearance makes him a highly respected figure there.
As with many Grand Prix, a guest was also invited during the race in America. Many athletes and actors have preceded him, but a spot on the podium alongside Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton isn’t for everyone. In addition, the basketball player, and therefore the DJ, was invited to play a group.
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