GARDNER (CBS) — A special guest towered over kids at a basketball camp over the weekend.

Shaquille O’Neal attended the Rolle All-Star Basketball Clinic, which is run by his girlfriend, Laticia Rolle. Rolle grew up in Gardner.

Shaquille O’Neal at the Rolle All-Star Basketball Clinic. (WBZ-TV)

The former NBA superstar made a bet with one camper that, if he could sink a three-pointer, he’d buy basketball shoes for every kid there.

The 11-year-old sunk the shot, and the gym erupted in cheers.

“If it wasn’t for camps, I wouldn’t have the dreams and aspirations to be the Shaq Man,” O’Neal told the Sentinel & Enterprise.

According to the Sentinel & Enterprise, Shaq also told the kids to listen to their parents and teachers and follow their dreams.


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