Shaquille O’Neil: His Biggest Fear (And How It Still Haunts Him Today)

Shaq2Shaq has pretty much done it all: from being an Olympian to NBA all-star champion, to father and even a commercial pitch-man for everything. It’s hard to imagine how anyone could tease the 7’1″ Shaquille O’Neal, but that’s exactly what happened when Shaq was growing up with a stutter. Kids called him Sasquatch — what else to call a large super husky kid who had the name Shaquille, a name no one had heard before? But even with Shaq’s height, deep voice and the number of people that feared him on the basketball court, Shaq feared one thing.