Shaq appears to have once again stuck his foot in his mouth.
Sunday’s NBA All-Star game was dedicated to Historically Black Colleges and Universities. According to the league, they were giving HBCUs $3 million in charitable donations while also putting a spotlight on the schools during the weekend.
#NBAAllStar 2021 Game Court 🌟
The court represents both the academic significance, as well as the incredible pride & school spirit of HBCUs & their students. Created with HBCU alumni, it incorporates icons representing the best of HBCU academics, music and campus life. pic.twitter.com/Hz3UgyHH1D
— NBA (@NBA) March 4, 2021
While talking about HBCUs during the All-Star game, Shaq told the story of how he couldn’t pass biology at LSU but was able to transfer to Southern University to complete the course.
I have a confession, if it wasn’t for an HBCU, I wouldn’t have graduated from LSU. I couldn’t pass biology at LSU and I cross transferred to Southern University and they let me take a biology class
Many felt Shaq was saying HBCU classes were easier than a state school like LSU which didn’t sit right with viewers at home.
Shaq saying a LSU class was too hard so he had to take it at Southern is not the publicity HBCU’s are looking for lol
— Carmelo Anthony Davis Bertans (@actionpollock) March 8, 2021
"I couldnt pass Biology at LSU so I attended an HBCU to re-take Biology." Great story Shaq 😑
— Jerrod H. (@JerrodH43) March 8, 2021
Shaq is an idiot …Why would he tell that story when they are trying to promote n highlight hbcu education ?
— 😎FooGonFlourish👨🏿💻 (@NiDaFooFooo) March 8, 2021
Why did shaq think that was a good anecdote about HBCU’s ? Lmfaoooooooooo
— YEA I’M DONE YOUNG BUL (@SlimDreY) March 8, 2021
Majorly. Shaq dumbass threw a whole HBCU under the bus… https://t.co/FKI8M1QAKv
— A. (@YourFavNepali) March 8, 2021
The NBA is making HBCU’s look like underserved high schools and I don’t like that. Shaq was out here talking about he couldn’t pass biology at LSU so they let him go take it at Southern.
— … (@dom_erella) March 8, 2021
Shaq should’ve kept that one to himself . Just made it sound like it’s easier to get a degree at a HBCU. Know that wasn’t his intention but that’s how it came out
— Taco Axelrod (@TacoTy_) March 8, 2021