Shaquille O’Neal, in a recently excavated 2004 Miami Beach police force application, via the Miami New Times:

Asked about “special skills” or “equipment”, Shaq simply wrote: “Laptop computer, binnochulars [sic], master of surveillance”

From a lawsuit filed against Shaq earlier this year, via the Daily Mail:

Shaquille O’Neal has been accused of tracking his wife’s car in a new lawsuit.

The world-famous basketball player is accused of becoming so concerned that his wife Shaunie was meeting up with his mistress Vanessa Lopez that he began ‘spying on her’.

Details of the lawsuit, obtained by U.S. website Radaronline.com and America’s Star magazine, allege that O’Neal purchased ‘advanced tracking software’ to keep tabs on his spouse. [...]

The lawsuit was originally filed in 2010 by Shawn Darling, who was seeking in excess of $45,000 for ‘emotional distress, invasion of privacy and civil racketeering’.

Darling claims that O’Neal attempted to use his various influences after he testified in favour of his ex-wife Shaunie, and hacked into his computer to ‘frame him for possession of child pornography, have his house stormed by police, have him arrested for it, and have his computers confiscated while he is hauled off to jail as an accused child pornographer.’

I’m not saying Shaquille O’Neal is guilty of hacking in to his ex-assistant’s computer to frame him as a child pornographer because the assistant had evidence of an extramarital affair (classic revenge strategy), I’m just saying that he would have the skills to do so if he wanted to. He put it on a volunteer police force application, so it must be factual. Lying to them is a bad idea and he would never do such a thing.

For instance, did you know Shaquille O’Neal didn’t have a checking or savings account in 2004? Totally true.

(via Deadspin)