Shaquille O’Neal could’ve discovered a new aphrodisiac in chicken satay.
The NBA legend was spotted with a mystery woman on Sunday while dining out at a restaurant in Chelsea, New York.
The retired basketball player was spotted dining at Jue Lan Club at the Limelight Church in New York City around 8:30PM on Sunday, June 12.
Shaq Goes On Date With Mystery Woman
Per the restaurant’s website, “It is a space where we invite you to share in our cuisine, art and our nightly revelry.”
According to Page Six, Shaq was overheard referring to the woman as “my date.”
His date took full control of ordering multiple delicious dishes including, Beijing chicken, shrimp tempura and the restaurant’s signature chicken satay.
The date apparently went REALLY well, because Shaq went ahead and bought dinner for the entire service staff.
Shaq’s Random Act Of Kindness Caught An Entire Restaurant Off Guard
Not only that, he also decided to foot the bill for the entire restaurant full of patrons, according to a Page Six source.
The NBA great turned commentator spent over $25,000.00 that evening at Jue Lan Club.
Like the humble giant he is, Shaq requested the staff keep his random act of kindness a secret from restaurant goers.
A source explained how he asked the staff not to mention that he was paying the bill for over 40 tables until he left the restaurant.
His generosity was a game changer for the weight staff.
“He left them the biggest tip they’ve ever received,” the source said.
Shaq Opens Up About His Divorce From Shaunie Nelson
The Blast recently reported on the life lessons Shaq learned following his failed marriage to Shaunie Nelson.
O’Neal has stayed unmarried since his divorce in 2011 preferring to devote his time and energy to expanding his already massive business empire. The business entrepreneur has a penchant for picking the correct investments, having made a fortune from real estate, stocks, food franchises, and other ventures.
Now, the ex-basketballer recently addressed the cause for his divorce from Shaunie, with whom he shared seven years of marriage and four children.
On April 19, O’Neal told “The Pivot Podcast” that he blames himself for the marriage’s demise, implying that he did not do enough to fulfill his responsibilities as a partner.
The NBA Star Says Divorce ‘Was All Me’
“I’m glad you guys asked because I don’t mind talking about this, but I was bad,” Shaq said. “She was awesome. She really was. It was all me.”
The NBA player first filed for divorce from Shaunie in 2007 but eventually reunited with his wife; however, Shaunie filed for divorce less than two years later, with the court process finishing its run in 2011.
O’Neal kept away from the specifics of their divorce, preferring to provide an overview of what went wrong. The ex-basketballer continued pointing the finger at himself, implying that he was hugely ashamed for causing the breakup.
“We don’t need to talk about what I was doing, but I wasn’t protecting her and protecting those vows. Sometimes you live that double life and get caught up,” he admitted. “I’m not going to say it was her. It was all me.”