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Sport Shaquille O'Neal helps man pay for engagement ring at Atlanta jewelry store

05:25  08 april  2021
05:25  08 april  2021 Source:   cbssports.com

Former NBA star Shaquille O'Neal pays off engagement ring for random man at jewelry store

  Former NBA star Shaquille O'Neal pays off engagement ring for random man at jewelry store Shaquille O'Neal has been known to perform random acts of kindness. On Tuesday, he spoke about helping a man buy an engagement ring.During a segment on NBA on TNT, in which O'Neal serves as an analyst, he spoke about how he paid off the price of an engagement ring for a man who was shopping at a jewelry store after a video of the moment went viral.

Shaquille O'Neal made a lucky fan's day. In a video posted to Instagram, the Hall of Fame big man was spotted at a jewelry store in Atlanta giving his credit card to man paying for an engagement ring.

Shaquille O'Neal wearing a suit and tie standing in front of a curtain © Provided by CBS Sports

The video itself is short, but reveals the entirety of the story as the NBA legend covers the bill and shakes the hand of the man wanting to get the ring.

O'Neal then explained some further details on "Inside the NBA" during a segment about the context surrounding the video itself.

"This happened yesterday," O'Neal said. "So I was in Zales, looking for some loop earrings and I seen the guy come in and he was just so shy and he was saying, 'Hey, how much do I owe to pay off my ring?' So I said, 'My man, how much is the ring?' I'm not going to say the amount, but it's not much for me.

"I didn't mean for that to get out because I don't do it for that. The guy just came in, he was a young kid, hard-working guy and was saying, 'Hey I can come back in the next month, and the next month' like layaway, he puts the money down. So I said, 'Tell your girlfriend I got it. I'll take care of it.' At first, he didn't want to take it and said 'I can't do that' so I said 'Don't worry about it, I do it all the time.' I'm just trying to make people smile, that's all."

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