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Shaquille O’Neal Teases ‘Epic’ Super Bowl Party in Los Angeles
Shaquille O’Neal is returning to Los Angeles to give Super Bowl LVI a larger than life party. Unlike the majority of the events designed for Hollywood’s elite, the former Lakers star is opening Shaq’s Fun House Presented by FTX to the public so his fans can also experience a slam dunk of a weekend.
“Listen, it’s Super Bowl Weekend. People save up all the money they have to get to Super Bowl Weekend, and I want to add to that,” O’Neal told LA Mag. “I don’t want people to be like, ‘Man, I paid all this money and went to the party and people stood around.’ I want people to have a great time.”
“When I was living in L.A., I had the title of the best party thrower ever,” the athlete added. “My parties were epic when I was playing in L.A., so I plan on bringing another epic party back to L.A.”
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