NBA news: Shaquille O'Neal helps stranded woman along Florida highway
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Shaquille O’Neal helps stranded woman along Florida highway

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NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal recently helped a woman whose car was left stranded along a Florida interstate.

According to the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office, the NBA icon was traveling on Interstate 75 near Gainesville on Monday when he saw the woman pull to the side of the road.

“Yesterday, Shaquille O’Neal was traveling through Alachua County on I-75 when he witnessed a crash,” the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office posted on Facebook.

“He stopped to check on the welfare of the driver and remained with her until law enforcement arrived. He fist bumped Deputies Purington and Dillon before going on his way. Hey Basketball Cop Foundation you’re not the only one that knows Shaq.”

Yesterday, Shaquille O'Neal was traveling through Alachua County on I-75 when he witnessed a crash. He stopped to check on the welfare of the driver and remained with her until law enforcement arrived. He fist bumped Deputies Purington and Dillon before going on his way. Hey Basketball Cop Foundation you're not the only one that knows Shaq.

Posted by Alachua County Sheriff on Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Just another reason why everyone loves O’Neal. He may have been a bully to his opponents during his days in the NBA, but the Diesel is one of the nicest guys in the world off the court.

Arguably the most dominant player in NBA history, O’Neal averaged 23.7 points, 10.9 rebounds and 2.5 assists in 1,207 regular-season games with the Orlando Magic, Los Angeles Lakers, Miami Heat, Phoenix Suns, Cleveland Cavaliers and Boston Celtics.

Shaq won three NBA titles with the Lakers, along with three Finals MVPs and the 2000 regular-season MVP Award. The Big Aristotle won his fourth ring in 2006 with Dwyane Wade and the Heat.

O’Neal was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2016. He has his jersey retired by the Lakers and Heat.