After being traded from Miami to Phoenix in 2008, Shaquille O’Neal needed some new things. Like a lot of new things.
So the Hall of Fame big man made a trip to Walmart, where he apparently spent a store record $70,000, via HBO:
I have the highest purchase in Walmart history. The CEO will confirm that. I spent about $70,000 at Walmart in one night. I spent so much American Express thought my credit card was stolen. True story.
I get traded from Miami and I go to Phoenix. And I’m very impatient. They’ve already got the apartment set up, but I ain’t got nothin’. I ain’t got no towels. I ain’t got no pots and pans. I ain’t got no TVs.