Shaq on crypto, FTX, post-collapse: ‘I was just a paid spokesperson’

Shaquille O’Neal wants to make one thing clear: He doesn’t believe in crypto, if he ever did.

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O’Neal has a long history of investing in companies he promotes, including his current enterprise, Shaq’s Fun House, an annual part-festival, part-carnival event. Those investments often pan out: O’Neal makes more off the court than he did as an NBA star, he told HBO’s “Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel” in 2018.

But when it comes to FTX, he says, he was merely a celebrity in an ad.

“A lot of people think I’m involved, but I was just a paid spokesperson for a commercial,” O’Neal says.

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