During the broadcast of "Inside the NBA" on TNT this past Wednesday night, former NBA superstar and popular media personality, Shaquille O'Neal, announced that he would be divorcing the Dallas Cowboys — effectively burning his fan card — and jumping onto the Big Blue bandwagon.
The reason for the sudden shift in loyalty was a deeply personal one. O'Neal and his family are very close with the Beckham family, and Shaq has know Odell since his birth — he even refers to him as his "nephew." He grew up with Odell's Father, rooming with him while attending LSU in the 90's, while also becoming friends with Heather Van Norman, Odell's Mother, who was a track star at LSU at the same time.
And, hey, it doesn't hurt that Shaq will now have an opportunity to cheer for a Super Bowl contending team. That's a drastic change-of-pace for the big fella.
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