Shaquille O’Neal Wants To Own One NBA Franchise

NBA legend Shaquille O'Neal

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There is likely no legendary athlete that keeps themselves as busy as Shaquille O’Neal in retirement.

Most basketball fans likely see Shaq starting trouble with Charles Barkley every week on NBA on TNT.

However, that is far from the only thing Shaq keeps himself busy with.

He is also on the board of directors for Papa John’s and owns 9 locations. That isn’t the only business he owns as Shaq is also the owner of 17 Auntie Anne’s locations.

On top of all of that, Shaq is a DJ and even threw a big carnival in Scottsdale for the Super Bowl back in February.

If all of that wasn’t enough, he also has his own podcast.

Now it looks like Shaq could want to add another business venture to his long resume.

During an interview today with Sports Illustrated’s Chris Mannix, Shaq revealed that he wants to join the ownership of one NBA team down in Florida.

He was later asked of the team was the Miami Heat and he answered no, leaving the Orlando Magic as the team that Shaquille O’Neal would like to be an owner of.

Shaq began his illustrious NBA career with the Orlando Magic as the 1st pick in the 1992 NBA Draft.

He spent the next 4 years there, averaged 27.2 points and 12.5 rebounds per game, and led the team to an NBA Finals appearance before he headed to the Los Angeles Lakers.

It has now been 27 years since Shaq’s last game with the Orlando Magic and it looks like he’s feeling nostalgic about that time in his career.

Maybe one of these days we’ll see Shaquille O’Neal return to the organization where he began his NBA career.