View Full Version : Shaq says he was paid very well to go to LSU and hopes son gets paid well too

01-27-2016, 12:02 AM
Im sure LSU is loving this one lol

In the 1994 film Blue Chips, Shaquille O’Neal plays a hulking high-school hoopster who’s recruitment is decided by the lavish gifts he receives from collegiate boosters. And more than twenty years later, the future Hall of Famer has finally confirmed rampant speculation by admitting the blurred lines between fiction and reality.

O’Neal, who played three seasons at Louisiana State University before declaring for the NBA draft in 1992, told the assembled crowd at an all-access Los Angeles Lakers event that he was paid to suit up for the Tigers – and wouldn’t mind his teenage son accepting similar bribes to play at his alma mater.


Shaq on his time at LSU: "They paid very well.”

Shaq wants his son to play @ LSU: “You can probably get a house, you can get 2 cars. I’ll set it up for you. I know some people down there."

Full Shaq quote on his time at LSU: "Yes, they paid very well. Statute of limitations is up. I can talk about it...That’s right baby, LSU.”

In September 2011, LSU unveiled a 900-pound statue of O’Neal outside its practice facility. The mammoth bronze memorial still stands today, harkening back to a time when the University’s athletic program was known for much more than just Tiger football.

And today, O’Neal is making headlines for LSU basketball again. Unlike ones from the early 1990s, though, these will be met with widespread dismay as opposed to celebration. http://uproxx.com/dimemag/shaquille-oneal-paid-very-well-lsu/2/

Phantom Dreamer
01-27-2016, 12:09 AM
Why would these revelations be met with dismay?

01-27-2016, 12:10 AM
also Blue Chips was so dope. going to watch it now haha

01-27-2016, 02:40 AM
also Blue Chips was so dope. going to watch it now haha

Butch McRae!

I think it's great. This whole under the table college athlete thing has always bothered me. The more people talk about it and the more scrutiny it brings the more chance they'll have of fixing it.