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Shaquille O'Neal Once Made The ‘Biggest Purchase In Walmart History'

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Shaquille O'Neal Once Made The ‘Biggest Purchase In Walmart History'

Shaquille O'Neal once spent $1 million (£720,000) in just 45 minutes, so it's no surprise that he managed to splash $70,000 (£50,000) in Walmart of all places. Surprising or not, it's still impressive.

The 49-year-old former basketball player explained how he landed in Phoenix and got to an empty apartment so he went out at 2/3am to go and kit his pad out. Like you do.

Shaq was on the show with Victoria Beckham. Credit: The Late Late Show with James Corden/CBS
Shaq was on the show with Victoria Beckham. Credit: The Late Late Show with James Corden/CBS

Speaking to James Corden on The Late Late Show with James Corden, he said: "I have the biggest purchase in Walmart history.

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"$70,000. I get traded from Miami to Phoenix, and I'm the type of guy [that] I have no patience.

"So when I get to Phoenix, they have an apartment for me. Nothing's in it."

What followed sounds like an IRL version of Sims.

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He went on to add: "Two or three in the morning, I gotta go get four or five TVs, I gotta go get printers, I gotta go get laptops. I gotta go get sheets, towels, underwear, t-shirts.

"So at the end it was $70,000 so I put my credit card in and it got declined. So I pulled it out."

At this point he imitated himself breathing on the card before rubbing it on his chest in a bid to clean it.

He went on: "I put it back in and it said declined again."

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With the straightest face, he then said: "So now I'm saying 'well, I know I'm not broke.'

"So I just said 'alright, I'll be back' and then the American Express security called me [and he said] 'hey man, somebody stole your credit card and they spent $70,000 at Walmart'.

"I said 'no that was me', [the security guard replied] 'what the hell are you buying for $70,000?'"

Credit: The Late Late Show with James Corden/CBS
Credit: The Late Late Show with James Corden/CBS
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The interview originally took place back in 2018 but recently resurfaced on TikTok.

Many were loving the tale, with one writing: "I can imagine the man asking 'WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU BUYING IN WALMART FOR $70,000?' cause I also did it."

Others were quick to tag Mr Beast in the clip after the YouTuber - real name Jimmy Donaldson - bought every. single. thing in five stores.

None of them were Walmart though so... Shaq may still hold the impressive record.

Featured Image Credit: The Late Late Show with James Corden/CBS

Topics: Entertainment, Celebrity

Rebecca Shepherd
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