Shaquille O’neal in CNN’s ‘Talk Asia’
Standing over seven feet tall, there is a dominance that surrounds Shaquille O’Neal. Easily billed as one of the most recognizable NBA players, his basketball career was record setting. And while the star has retired from the game after 19 seasons, three championships, and an Olympic gold medal, off-court he’s most definitely still scoring. An actor, sports analyst, designer, and an entrepreneur, Shaquille O’Neal is hard to miss.
This month in Talk Asia, CNN’s Anna Coren meets the man behind the brand and shoots hoops with the all-star in Hong Kong, as he opens up about his latest business venture in China and the drive that keeps him going.
Highlights from ‘Talk Asia’:
On what drive’s him
Shaq: “I just like to maximize my potential. I love partnerships, I love helping brands grow. I love meeting people. I love having fun.”
On his greatest accomplishment
Shaq: “My greatest accomplishment I would have to say is receiving a doctorate degree. Because it was something that was never imagined. Like my mother fought with me for eight years to go back and get my bachelors. So then I got my bachelors and I’m like “I’m cool. Mom’s off my back, I got a degree I’m good.”
On playing alongside Kobe Bryant
Shaq: “...yes it was a public feud but it wasn’t a reality feud, because just thinking about it, if it was a public feud and a reality feud, like a feud in real life, I don’t think we’d have any championships.”
On what he want his legacy to be
Shaq: “In one sentence, I want people to say he was a nice guy. That’s it.”
CNN Talk Asia airs in the Philippines at 4:30 p.m. on Oct. 8. Replays on following days. For schedule, visit CNN International’s website.