One of the best big men to ever play the game is Shaquille O’Neal. He was a three-time Finals MVP, a 15-time All-Star, an eight-time member of the All-NBA First Team, and a two-time scoring champion in addition to winning four NBA championships. His final stats were 23.7 points, 10.9 rebounds, and 2.3 blocks per game.
Shaquille O’Neal, a former NBA player, has been frequently active on social media. An image of the four-time league winner being utilized as a meme to describe various events makes this very clear. Shaquille O’Neal’s sleeping meme first appeared in a Facebook post from the Thot Patrol group on July 24, 2016. The post described O’Neal as dozing out before awakening due to “thots.”
Meme 61: Sleeping shaq
Meme 62: Jack sparrow being chased
Meme 63: This is where i’d put my trophy
Meme 64: Scary cat pic.twitter.com/VqASNpHRWx
— Tucu (@fjaguilar99) June 4, 2020
On a variety of social media sites, including X(Twitter), Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok, you can find Shaq’s sleeping meme. Additionally, it is utilized on social media platforms like Reddit and Tumblr, messaging services like WhatsApp, Discord, and Telegram, and picture-sharing websites like Imgur and Flickr.
— Jeff Tweety (@ppbopa) May 11, 2017
A multi-panel art series titled “Sleeping Shaq” depicts several situations with the LA Lakers star in various stages of awake. It’s been compared to the Expanding Brain meme, which illustrates the development of thoughts through a series of visuals depicting various levels of mental or spiritual enlightenment.
Shaquille O’Neal’s response to his viral meme
The NBA icon doesn’t appear to mind the meme of him napping or any other meme that features him. Following in an interview with the website Nylon from back in 2018, He stated, “To all the meme makers, you can make any meme you want about me.”
Shaquille O’Neal doesn’t hesitate to share his opinions on the NBA’s state of play on social media. His favorite topics to discuss include the players of today, especially the big men.
Peace out y’all I’m going to do the sleep ✌🏾 pic.twitter.com/HfJCqVf7H7
— Sleeping Shaq (@Shaqissleeping) December 31, 2021
Rudy Gobert, a center for the Minnesota Timberwolves, was one example from last year. On his podcast, he attacked Gobert for using social media to convey his displeasure with Wolves supporters who were booing him because they thought he was performing poorly.
While they were at it, the French player received some advice from the 2000 NBA Most Valuable Player, who said, “Stop taking your phone and writing to whoever’s writing stuff in space. Why don’t you get out there and just play? There you go. I’ve been booed before. You know that. You’re the biggest guy there, and you ain’t doing let’s go!”
He further added, “Get 25 rebounds, get nine blocks. Stop letting people dunk on you. Put somebody on your ass about that instead of crying to the fans.”
Over the years Shaq has always been very vocal on social media applications. He does not hold back in conveying his messages to a certain NBA player or on an ongoing situation going on in the league. He is an open-minded person and does not mind a joke or two being made on him.