Long Way Down: Shaquille O'Neal Holds On as Coach Gives Roller-Skating Tips

NBA icon Shaquille O’Neal needed a little bit of coaching when he took to the floor at a roller rink in McDonough, Georgia, recently posted video shows.

The video, recorded in March 2021, went viral earlier this month after professional roller skater Solomon Snowden, who is seen in the clip coaching Shaq, posted it to TikTok.

In the clip, Snowden can be seen tutoring O’Neal and giving him tips on becoming more confident on his wheels.

Speaking to Storyful, Snowden said O’Neal approached him and another roller skater after a video of them skating previously went viral. Snowden said Shaq was filming the experience for his TV show Shaq Life.

“His personality and character is amazing. He is really fun, humble, and funny. He has a good mindset, and that was definitely a highlight to meet him. He got to know us, we got to know him. and it was cool to see how good of a person he was,” Snowden said.

“Even though his shirt said he wasn’t listening, he definitely listened,” Snowden added. Credit: Solomon Snowden via Storyful

Video transcript

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SHAQUILLE O'NEAL: [INAUDIBLE].

- Yeah. There you go. Yeah.

SHAQUILLE O'NEAL: [INAUDIBLE].

- Yeah so when you rolling it up. That's when you, like, up on your toes.

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SHAQUILLE O'NEAL: [INAUDIBLE].

- Yeah. Yeah.

SHAQUILLE O'NEAL: [INAUDIBLE].

- Yeah, so when you rolling it up. That's when you, like, up on your toes.

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- Huh. Yeah. Yeah. Huh.

SHAQUILLE O'NEAL: [INAUDIBLE].

- Yeah. Yeah.

SHAQUILLE O'NEAL: [INAUDIBLE].

- Yeah, so, when you rolling it up, that's when you, like, up on your toes.

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SHAQUILLE O'NEAL: [INAUDIBLE].

- Yeah.

SHAQUILLE O'NEAL: [INAUDIBLE].

- Yeah.

SHAQUILLE O'NEAL: [INAUDIBLE].

- Yeah, so, when you roll it up, that's when you , like, come up on your toes.

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- Huh, yeah, huh, yep.

SHAQUILLE O'NEAL: [INAUDIBLE].

- Yeah. Yeah.

SHAQUILLE O'NEAL: [INAUDIBLE].

- Yeah, so like, when you rolling it up. That's when you, like, come on your toes.

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