Just call him the great good Samaritan now …
Big Diesel explained how it all went down on “NBA on TNT” Tuesday night … and said he was in a Zales in the Atlanta area on Monday shopping for earrings when he noticed a man stressing over a bill .
Shaq says the guy was trying to figure out a way to create a payment plan for a ring he bought for his girlfriend … when the NBA legend felt he just had to step in.
“I saw the guy come in – he was just so shy,” Shaq said. “He said, ‘Hi, how much do I owe to pay my ring?'”
“And I was like, ‘My husband, how much does the ring cost?’ I do not want to say the amount, but it is not much for me. “
Then Shaq whipped out his credit card – and paid it right on the spot !!
“I was like, ‘You know what? Tell your girlfriend I got her,'” Shaq said. “” I’m taking care of it. “”
Shaq added: “At first he would not take it. He was like, ‘Man, I can not do that.’ I said, ‘Don’t worry about it. I do it all the time.’ I’m just trying to make people smile, that’s all. “
The two then posed for a photo – and it was all really freakin ‘amazing !!
The best part of the story, though? Shaq says he had recently had an even more generous act at a furniture store where he paid a bill there for a sweet family.
“This lady, she had an autistic daughter,” Shaq said. “And she also sought to pay for some furniture, and I just took care of her. So I want to make people happy.”
“Every time I leave the house, I just try to do a good deed.”