On Tuesday, O'Neal was in Las Vegas promoting the relaunch of two of his shoes: 1992 Reebok Shaq Attaq and 1995 Reebok Shaqnosis. Shaq Attaq will be available April 19 for $160, while Shaqnosis will be available July 19 for $125.
"I was fortunate not to have just my own shoe but my two shoe lines," O'Neal said. "I was involved in the design and the execution of the shoe, and they are bringing them back." Patrick Ewing, Dominique Wilkins, Allen Iverson and a host of other basketball greats have relaunched shoes to a whole new audience.
O'Neal said the relaunches are specifically geared toward sneakerheads, those who love to collect shoes. "All these young kids want the limited-edition shoes," he said, "and we're making them available."