NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal has been quietly building a real estate empire despite strongly advising Jason Kelce to avoid making “dumb** mistakes.”
In an episode of The Big Podcast, the four-time NBA champion spoke about losing his family due to his decision-making. He also shared how this resulted in him being alone in “a 100,000 square foot house.”
“If you’re going to retire, accept it,” O’Neal told the Philadelphia Eagles star. ‘Enjoy your family brother. I made a lot of dumb mistakes to the point where I lost my family and had no one. That’s not your case.
‘So enjoy your beautiful wife, enjoy your beautiful children and never dwell on what we had. Do you have the [Super Bowl] Ring, people know who you are, enjoy it. Because again I was an idiot. I lost my entire family [and] I’m alone in a 100,000 square foot house.’
Despite lamenting living a solitary life inside huge mansions, O’Neal owns several colossal properties.
Shaquille O’Neal recently opened up about how his ‘dumb** mistakes’ led to a lonely life
In the last four years, O’Neal purchased four different properties in McDonough, Georgia.
The NBA legend owns nine luxurious properties in Nevada, Texas, Georgia and Florida.
O’Neal’s most recent purchase is a five-bedroom, six-bathroom property in suburban Dallas.
While many details of his estate are unconfirmed, public records… revealed by email – indicate that the TNT NBA analyst owns nine luxurious properties in Nevada, Texas, Georgia and Florida.
Over the past four years, O’Neal purchased four different homes in McDonough, Georgia. The properties are combined into 30 acres of land, which could indicate an intention to build a larger estate.
O’Neal also owns a 4,600-square-foot home in Hampton, Georgia.
Their most recent purchase is a five-bedroom, six-bathroom property in the Dallas suburb of Carrolton that spans more than 5,200 square feet. This purchase comes a few months after selling his mansion in Orlando, Florida.
Records obtained by the New York Post show that O’Neal also owns a 6,400-square-foot home in Sugar Land, Texas.
Additionally, in 2021, O’Neal purchased a modern and elegant 4,800 square foot property in Las Vegas, Nevada.
O’Neal’s Georgia holdings combine to encompass 30 acres of land, indicating possible expansion.
O’Neal played in the NBA for 19 seasons, winning three championships in Los Angeles and one in Miami.
O’Neal opened up about his mistakes on an episode of The Big Podcast with Jason Kelce
Kelce received wise words from O’Neal as he contemplated retirement after the Eagles’ wild-card loss in January. After going 11-6 on the season, Philadelphia was defeated by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 32-9.
O’Neal played 19 seasons in the NBA with stints for the Orlando Magic, Los Angeles Lakers, Miami Heat, Phoenix Suns, Cleveland Cavaliers and Boston Celtics. O’Neal won three of his titles in Los Angeles and one in Miami before retiring in 2011.
In addition to winning three Finals MVPs and one regular season MVP in 2000, O’Neal had 15 All-Star and 17 All-NBA selections.
O’Neal has four children with his ex-wife Shaunie O’Neal. He also has a stepson from Shaunie’s previous relationship and a daughter with his ex-girlfriend Arnetta Yardbourgh.