Shaq Spends $30k Each Year Putting On A 2.5 Hour July 4th Firework Show

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| July 5th, 2016 | 621 Views

If you live in a neighborhood that allows you to set off firecrackers, there’s probably 1 guy on the block everybody knows you want to visit on July the 4th because he goes all out; If you are friends with Shaq then you know he’s the man to hang with on the holiday because he puts on a fireworks show that rivals Disney world.

On the latest episode of The Big Podcast with Shaquille O’Neal, the Big (fill in the blank) talked about his big annual fireworks show in Orlando, which includes over 500 boats gathering around to watch $30,000 worth of fireworks go off for two and a half hours!  The show is so elaborate he had the boards built by the people who do the Disney ones and has the FEC standing nearby to put out any fires.

Unfortunately, I have no video proof of any of this but I did find a video of some angry gamers blowing up a copy of Shaq-Fu and Shaq singing Katy Perry’s Fireworks with actor Randall Park.

Also in the episode, Shaq and the crew talked to rookie of the year Karl-Anthony Towns and the upcoming O’Neal reality show, which Shaq does not want compared to the Kardashian show.


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