During his early days with the Lakers, Shaquille O’Neal once visited a luxury car dealership and bought not one, not two, but three Bentleys in a single purchase. Interestingly, the legendary boxer Mike Tyson found himself in the same car dealership that day, and he is partly accountable for sparking Shaq’s shopping spree.
Shaq was fooled by the oldest trick in the book
In December of 1996, one day after Lakers team practice, Shaq decided to drive by the luxury car dealership featuring all sorts of expensive cars, as he recalled in his book Shaq Uncut: My Story.
“I’m wearing my flip-flops and my sweats and I’m all swe aty and looking a little raggedy, but I’m driving by the Rolls Royce place and I decide to stop in. I’m looking at this beautiful Bentley and this old, stuck-up white guy, a classic car salesman, is giving me the evil eye, so I say to him, ‘How much is this car?’ He looks me up and down and says, ‘Are you sure you can afford it, sonny boy?’ I was so ticked off. I was really, really offended.”