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“I had this girl, Monica.” Shaquille O'Neal revealed he got bullied when he was younger

Shaquille O'Neal revealed he was once bullied by his former girlfriend
“I had this girl, Monica. She used to beat me up all the time!” Shaq revealed he got bullied when he was younger

Shaquille O'Neal

There wasn't a single player that was able to bully Shaquille O'Neal in the paint. Standing at 7'0" tall and weighing around 320 pounds when he was still playing, there were little defenders could do to stop him. However, Big Diesel admitted he once got bullied when he was younger by a girl named Monica.

"I had this girl, Monica. She used to beat me up all the time!"

The L.A. Lakers legend claimed he was bullied by a girl named Monica when he was younger. At that time, O'Neal was already 6'6" tall, but it didn't matter to his girlfriend. Shaq added that he would give her cupcakes whenever she asked him for them.

"I had this girl, Monica. She used to beat me up all the time! "

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It's nice of Shaq to give Monica whatever she wanted from him, and he grew up kind and gentle towards women. The 50-year-old has not been involved in any domestic abuse case, which meant he never used his raw strength to take advantage of or hurt women, unlike other NBA players. Shaq had always been a comic and gentle figure off the court, but nobody seemed to stop him when he was engaged and focused in his heydays.

Unstoppable Shaquille O'Neal

The tables have been turned, and the one who once was bullied got to bully big men in the paint. In terms of dominance, Shaq was the only center in NBA history to have inflicted great damage on the offensive end without a decent jump shot or even a reliable free-throw shot.

Shaq recorded 28,596 points and only made one 3-pointer in his career. He also shot 52.7 percent from the charity stripe. Had he developed a consistent jumper and made around 70 percent of his trips to the foul line, his scoring output would have been even higher.

That's what makes Shaq unique. In terms of prototype, big man Shaq was probably the best to ever do it. He may have lacked the grace and fancy footwork like Hakeem Olajuwon, but he was dominant and a force of nature once he was in his comfort zone. 

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