NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal helped a stranded driver on a Florida interstate

National News

Florida (CNN) (07/15/20)— The Big Aristotle lent a big hand to a motorist in Florida who was stranded alongside a stretch of Interstate 75 outside of Gainesville on Monday. 

WESH 2 News shared dashcam footage from the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office that showed Shaquille O’Neal on the scene where a woman had stopped her vehicle because of a blown tire.

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - FEBRUARY 14: NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal attends The American Express Experience at NBA All-Star Weekend 2020 on February 14, 2020 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Barry Brecheisen/Getty Images for American Express)
Shaquille O’Neal

“He stopped to check on the welfare of the driver and remained with her until law enforcement arrived,” the sheriff’s office said of O’Neal in a Facebook post. “He fist-bumped Deputies Purington and Dillon before going on his way.”

O’Neal started his career with the Orlando Magic and previously owned a home in Windermere, Florida.

The Hall of Famer knows a thing or two about law enforcement, too, after the Broward Sheriff’s Office deputized him in March 2019.

Stay up to date with the latest news by downloading the KTVE/KARD News App from the App Store or Google Play.

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Don't Miss

Don't Miss

Trending Stories