Shaquille is O'Neal of the Week!
Ocracoke Current: What role do you see yourself having on Ocracoke, now that you've retired from the NBA?
Shaquille: As my great friend Aristotle said, ‘If you cannot command, you must learn to listen.’ I’m not the hierarchy here. I am a worker bee. I am the master marketer.
Ocracoke Current: Some people think you should be the first mayor of Ocracoke.
Shaquille: I've been there and done that. I've had three, no five, terms of being the man.
Ocracoke Current: What do you think about the changing economy on Ocracoke?
Shaquille O'Neal: I never worry about the problem. I worry about the solution. I'm tired of hearing about money, money, money, money, money. I just want to play the game, drink Pepsi, wear Reebok.
Ocracoke Current: What's your favorite TV show?
Shaquille: TV corrupts the mind. I never watch TV.
Ocracoke Current: Oh, okay. That sounds a little pretentious.
Shaquille: If you don’t like me, there must be something wrong with you.
Ocracoke Current: Where did you go on your last vacation?
Shaquille: I am the number one Ninja and I have killed all the Shoguns in front of me.
Ocracoke Current: I see. What advice do you give to young people?
Shaquille: I’ve succeeded at every level, except high school and college. I’ve won at every level, except college and pro. Me shooting 40% at the foul line is just Gods way to say nobody's perfect.
Ocracoke Current: What's your favorite traditional Ocracoke food?
Shaquille: I'm feeling pretty good. I'm taking yoga, a new form called gyrotonics. Look it up. Like gyro the sandwich, plus tonics.