Basketball legend Shaquille O’Neal had one of the most remarkable careers in the NBA. The NBA legend was recently spotted with a mystery girl on a date. It appears, a date night over chicken satay had NBA great Shaquille O’Neal feeling generous on Sunday.

According to Page Six, the retired basketball legend, who is now a sports analyst, arrived to Chelsea hotspot Jue Lan Club with a mystery woman at around 8:30 p.m on Sunday. By the end of the night, he decided he was going to pay the bill for the entire restaurant.

Sources told the outlet, he popped in with the unidentified woman, whom he was overheard describing as “my date,” and ordered Beijing chicken, shrimp tempura and the restaurant’s signature chicken satay. The insider also said, “She did all the ordering,”

After their meal, O’Neal, 50, proceeded to buy dinner for the entire server team. The source added, “And to top that off, he paid for everyone’s check [who was] dining at the restaurant,” Apparently, Shaquille wanted to keep his generosity a secret from fellow diners. He asked the staff not to mention that he was paying the bill for over 40 tables until he left the restaurant, according to our source.


The source also revealed the bill amounted to “well over $25,000” in checks. O’Neal was also “extremely generous” to Jue Lan’s staff. The source said, “He left them the biggest tip they’ve ever received.” The Lakers legend was recently linked to actress Annie Ilonzeh in 2021. He previously said he blames himself for his 2011 divorce from ex-wife Shaunie, who married pastor Keion Henderson in May. It looks like Shaq is still on his game, because his date was probably very impressed by his massive financial flex.

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Shubham Banerjee

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