Shaq Talks About The Wild Outfits He Wore Just ‘To Get Attention’

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Shaquille O’Neal prides himself on sporting a company look as of late, however the 7-foot-1-inch basketball star used to put on completely outlandish outfits again within the day ― for good purpose. 

“Once I had my tux tailor, I used to do a variety of stuff to get consideration. So my jackets used to go three inches beneath my calves. It was a clown look,” he informed HuffPost at a JC Penney and Wilhelmina occasion in August.

O'Neal attending the 15th Annual American Cinematheque Awards honoring Bruce Willis on Sept. 23, 2000 in Beverly Hills. 



O’Neal attending the 15th Annual American Cinematheque Awards honoring Bruce Willis on Sept. 23, 2000 in Beverly Hills. 

“This was earlier than social media, however I nonetheless used to go viral. That’s all a type of my advertising. After which once I bought older I stated, ‘You recognize what? I did all of the little kiddie stuff, it’s company time,’” he stated of his evolving fashion. 

However the basketball legend, businessman, DJ and designer stated he doesn’t remorse any of his wild seems to be. 

O'Neal during an April 8, 2000, game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the San Antonio Spurs at the Staples Center in Los An



O’Neal throughout an April 8, 2000, sport between the Los Angeles Lakers and the San Antonio Spurs on the Staples Middle in Los Angeles.

“As a result of if it was a glance that was actually off the wall, it was executed for advertising functions solely,” the 47-year-old added. “I understand how to get individuals’s consideration and I’ve been doing it by way of the years, it’s by way of humor. And I don’t thoughts laughing at myself. I don’t.”

When O’Neal was sporting these wild fits, he stated he would typically spend $3,000 per go well with in an effort to get it tailor-made to his necessities. 

“For thus lengthy, even once I performed, I solely go to 1 or two shops to get stuff for me,” he stated, of the shops — Rochester and DXL — he used to frequent.

“Or if I didn’t wish to go there, I needed to go to an costly tailor,” he added.

Shaquille O'Neal during 1996 MTV Movie Awards in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic, In



Shaquille O’Neal throughout 1996 MTV Film Awards in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Picture by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic, Inc)

As soon as he retired, Shaq stated he rethought spending hundreds of {dollars} on a go well with, which impressed him to create an inexpensive line of fits first with Macy’s and now with JC Penney. He additionally desires others constructed like him to nonetheless have the ability to discover fits that match correctly with out spending such an enormous chunk of money.

“We have to notice that the world could be very completely different. Everyone’s not the identical dimension, proper?” the previous basketball participant stated. “Manufacturers must do a greater job of making for everyone. And in the event that they did create for everyone, I assure their income will go up. It’s a motion that should occur.” 

O'Neal, Kerri Strugg and Magic Johnson during the Magic Johnson Awards in Universal City, California. 



O’Neal, Kerri Strugg and Magic Johnson through the Magic Johnson Awards in Common Metropolis, California. 

Along with wanting his clothes traces to suit into budgets and supply a variety of dimension choices, he additionally desires his huge and tall prospects to really feel like they’ve a variety of fashion decisions. 

“You bear in mind I’m a giant man, however I don’t like dressing like huge guys,” he stated. “It upsets me once I go right into a retailer and I can’t get my stuff. I wish to appear to be that. I wish to put on the sneakers.”

“No matter all the recent little guys are sporting, I would love as effectively,” Shaq added, mentioning that he thinks sportscaster Bryant Gumbel is aware of methods to gown effectively, although he is aware of fashion is subjective and he leans towards a extra company look.

“I’m very, very business-minded, so all my fits are business-orientated,” Shaq stated, including that he has to look a sure approach as a result of he’s on TV so much. “Quite a lot of guys put on so much stuff that I wouldn’t put on, however then once more, vogue is subjective. You do no matter you suppose is sizzling.”

The one time Shaq doesn’t sport the company look is when he performs DJ units world wide. That’s when fits simply gained’t do for the basketball star, who goes by DJ Diesel when he performs. 

“I put on denims and I all the time put on a tank prime,” he stated. No matter fits him. 

DJ Diesel (Shaq) performs during the 2019 Electric Zoo Festival at Randall's Island on Aug. 31 in New York City.



DJ Diesel (Shaq) performs through the 2019 Electrical Zoo Competition at Randall’s Island on Aug. 31 in New York Metropolis.

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