NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal saved by group of kιds in resort pool in hilarious clιp goes viral

A bunch of kids had to save NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal from “drowning” while he was on vacation.

Over the weekend, while on vacation in Honolulu, Hawaii, the ex-player displayed his good nature.

A group of kids had to “save” the large man after he “drowned,” doing their best Baywatch impression to get him to safety. Fortunately for his followers, he was only joking. In the pool at a family resort, Shaq was seen on camera amusing the youngsters by pretending to “drown.”

Shaq, who towered above the group of kids, yelled that he was “drowning” before plunging into the water. The other kids hurriedly scurried to get one kid to shore as one kid chuckledly shrugged his shoulders and murmured, “What a shame.”


The teenage players found it challenging to flip Shaq’s 7-foot-1 physique over and carry him Jesus-style out of the water while he continued to excite the crowd. Social media praised ‘adorable’ Shaq for the touching and amusing interaction, which was documented on video by TT user @incatico.

One TTk user commented in the comments that it was “honestly iconic that he’s out there playing with the kids.”

Another person praised the NBA expert and declared that Shaq is a “national treasure.” He is incredibly kind to everyone and donates a ton of time and money to helping kids! As one fan stated, “Shaq is a national treasure and must be protected at all costs.” another admirer concurred.

One user added: “The only stranger everyone just lets their kids go hang with because they know he’s safe” while asserting that even the parents would have been comfortable with the interaction.

Later, the fan joked that the kids had successfully given the basketball legend CPR in order to revive him.

Shaq was in Hawaii to perform as a DJ at The Republik in Honolulu, and a fan was able to record video of the big spinning records.