NBA Spending

How to burn cash like Shaquille O’Neal

Basketball megastar drops it like it’s hot

Shaquille O’Neal

Basketball legend Shaquille O’Neal is currently going through a messy divorce with wife Shaunie, on account that she was “secretive about her assets … particularly with respect to certain properties owned or titled in either [her] name alone or in other entities.” Accordingly, the court has been given documents detailing all money, funds, stocks, bonds, and other securities held between the couple.

The paperwork, according to Sports by Brooks, showed that Shaq is currently raking in $2million a month from his Miami Heat contract and various sponsorship deals. And get ready to catch that jaw as it falls, here come his expenses:

» $22,000 a month for a maid service

» $17,000 a month for clothing

» $110,000 on monthly holidays

» $23,000 a month on petrol

» $1,500 a month on cable TV

It’s preplexing to consider how big a home must be to cost 22 grand to clean, but the most worrying figures are the last two. $23,000 of petrol works out to about two hundred gallons a day – unless he leaves a fleet of Hummers constantly idling in his multi-story garage, there’s got to be a mistake there. And how can anyone spend $1,500 on television subscriptions? Surely all the porn channels in the world wouldn’t cost that much?

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