NBA Hall of Famer Shaquille O’Neal got sonned on a popular dating app when he tried to make a love connection.
On Thursday, the former baller appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live and shared the hilarious tale. O’Neal, 49, revealed that he had a brief stint on Tinder. He told the audience that he swiped right, but the woman didn’t believe that the person behind the account was actually O’Neal.
“I signed up for Tinder, put in my name, and I tried to make a person meet me, and they didn’t believe it was me,” he explained. “I was like, ‘it’s me! It’s Shaq!’[They said], ‘No, you’re not! Do you know what’s funny? She said, ‘Shaq would never be on this!”
“So I had to delete my account. She was hot, too. I was like ‘I’m five minutes [away]. Please just meet me at Starbucks.’ No! Stranger danger, stranger danger. No!”
O’Neal, whose net worth is $400 million, also took his appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live to confirm answers regarding his desire to date a woman that’s his namesake and being proposed to be middle eastern royalty.
Since O’Neal’s retirement from basketball, the baller-turned mogul is the owner of more than 100 car washes, 40 24-hour health clubs, Auntie Anne’s Pretzels and is a successful sportscaster.
“My real business is I own 50 brands,” he explained. “So, when I was retiring, I’m looking around, I’m like ‘How does Michael Jackson and all these guys live forever?’ So, one of the chapters in the book, joint venture-ship. So, I called the three companies [seemingly Authentic brand group, Simon property group, and Brookfield property partners] that helped people live forever, and they bought my brand for a lot of money. So, I took half that money, put it back in the company, now I’m the number two guy in the company.”
Looks like old girl missed out.