Former NBA icon Shaquille O’Neal a.k.a the ‘Big Shamrock’ is a towering hulk at 7 ft 1 inch, and is a philanthropist at heart. Many a times, the Los Angeles Lakers hall of fame have won hearts of millions across the globe with his altruistic approach, often seen donating for charity and welfare, and also providing a helping hand to the distressed in person. Now again, the Inside the NBA analyst was seen doing what he does best, assisting a victim of an accident that had occurred in Florida.
Big Shamrock is a big humanitarian: NBA icon Shaq helps accident victim in Florida
On Monday, an accident had taken place at the Interstate 75 in the Gainseville area of Alachua County in Florida. After the police arrived on the scene, it was seen that Shaquille was standing at the place of the accident, being a company to the victims of the car crash.
The footage of the former NBA icon being a good Samaritan was recorded by the camera on the police vehicle, which was later aired on many news outlets. Check out the clip below, courtesy of the official Facebook page of WESH 2 News.
SHAQ TO THE RESCUE: The NBA legend was driving through Alachua County yesterday when he witnessed a crash on I-75 and stopped to help: https://bit.ly/3foOfP8
Posted by WESH 2 News on Tuesday, July 14, 2020
It was reported that the woman, who’s car went off the road into the grass, had a tire blown, and was forced to make a sudden stop. Shaq, who is a resident of Florida, was on a ride through the interstate, and stopped at the scene to give company to the lady.
After the police arrived on the scene, the basketball legend was seen fist bumping one of the officers. “I appreciate you stopping,” another officer thanked Shaq for being johnny on the spot.
This is not the first time Shaq has been seen assisting an accident victim. Back in 2018, he did the same, helping out two drivers who had crashed into each other in Los Angeles.
Shaquille has been respected by the global sports scene for his humanitarian deeds. The 48 year old has made donations to a number of charities for children, including a remarkable $1 million donation to the Boys and Girls Club of America.