Shaquille O’Neal Helps Stranded Woman on I-75 near Gainesville


This Monday (7/13/20) a woman traveling along I-75, in Florida near Gainesville, had her car tire blew out. She got a little unexpected help from former NBA star Shaquille O’Neal

Shaq, lives in the Orlando area and happened to be traveling on 75 near Gainesville on Monday when he saw the woman’s tire blow out, which forced her to pull onto the side of the road, the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office said on a Facebook post.

Shaq stayed with the woman until a couple of deputies arrived at the scene.

In the video posted to Facebook, deputies thanked O’Neal for his assistance. The driver is heard telling deputies that the tire blew out, forcing her to pull over and that O’Neal stopped to help.

Shaq welcomed the officers and also fist-bumped Deputies Purington and Dillon before going on his way,” the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office wrote on Facebook.