Shaquille O Nealis one of the best centers to ever play the game of basketball. TheBig Aristotleracked up 4 NBA titles in his career with 2 franchises. He won his first 3 championships with the late Kobe Bryant in a three-peat fashion. Shaq is as successful off the court as he was on the court. He is one of the most marketable athletes while playing in the NBA. Even after retiring, he is still using his money and financial knowledge to good use.
TheLos Angeles Lakers legendoften looked up to the greatest basketball player,Michael Jordanfor inspiration. Jordan, the man who single-handedly popularized the sport globally and a major source of income for Nike. The 6x NBA champ is in a league of his own when marketability and on-court performances are considered. Nonetheless, he has helped Shaquille O Neal strive toward his goal, though playing an indirect role.
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Big Dieselis one of the most successful entrepreneurs after retiring from NBA.He has made a fortune out of endorsing several brandsand oftentimes led them out of turmoil. However, many wonder how O Neal managed to achieve such success. Let s take a look at O Neal s secret to his success.
Shaquille O Neal channeled jealousy into achieving success in his businesses
The 4xNBAchamp may be successful on and off the court but at the end of the day, he is human. At one point in Shaq s life, he used to feel jealous of all the things Jordan owned and earned. Despite being jealous, he used this as an inspiration and channeled it into making it work for him. Shaq looked up to Jordan for always staying competitive and achieving all there is to achieve for him.
Shaq has not shied away from letting his feelings known, especially when it ought to help and inspire people.I don t want to use the word copycat, but I ve always used jealousy as motivation,O Neal admitted in an interview with Sportscasting.For example, when I was coming up, Man Jordan, got to shoe. I want to shoe. How do I get it done? Man, Magic has all these businesses, how do I get it?Shaq continued about taking inspiration from Jordan.