Shaquille O’Neal has revealed a stunning weight loss secret — and it won’t make pleasant reading for his NBA TV partner in crime Charles Barkley.
O’Neal this week said during an appearance on Logan Paul’s “Impaulsive” podcast that Barkley, his Inside the NBA co-host, was the inspiration for his body transformation.
“I like to create crazy motivation,” he said.
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“I was looking at myself and I had that Charles Barkley retirement body.
“I didn’t want my stomach to be over the belt anymore. So I was just like, ‘Let me go ahead and get slim’.
“After that [picture] went viral, now I’ve got to live up to it.”
As reported by The New York Post, that comment referenced a now-viral video last month showing O’Neal in the gym showing off a six-pack.