NBA Hall of Famer Shaquille O’Neal slid into the DM’s of the infamous “Home Depot Girl”, causing a stir on social media

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Recently, NBA analyst Shaquille O’Neal has been making headlines for some off-the-court antics. The 51-year-old has been divorced for over a decade now. He’s rarely been seen with another woman since then. However, the Hall of Famer was spotted with a social media influencer recently. Someone 20 years younger than himself. That’s not all. He’s also been caught sliding into the DM’s of the infamous “Home Depot Girl”. 

Shaq was seen on a “date” with Brittany Rener, the baby mama of Charlotte’s PJ Washington. After O’Neal and Rener were seen together, Shaq made a public comment that it was “strictly platonic”. It was two friends getting a meal together and catching up.

His most recent antics have the NBA community in a stir once again. The infamous “Home Depot Girl” took a screenshot of her DM’s with Shaq and posted it on social media.

Was Shaquille O’Neal caught red-handed in the DM’s of the “Home Depot Girl”

For those unfamiliar, Ariana Josephine is the female that O’Neal slid into the DM’s of. She earned her fame by turning down opportunities to create content on OnlyFans. Josephine chose the opportunity to work at Home Depot instead and has seen positive feedback from it.

However, she’s also received a ton of criticism as well. Internet trolls and bullies have laughed at her for not taking advantage of her “looks” and cashing in. The hate got so big that it caught the attention of four-time champ, Shaquille O’Neal.

Josephine felt that O’Neal reaching out to her was validation that she was doing the right thing. After she posted her interaction with O’Neal, the NBA Hall of Famer was called out for sliding into her DM’s. He has this to say about the matter.

“Just uplifting people that’s what the diesel do baby I uplift people google me.”- Shaquille O’Neal

Fans had a light-hearted reaction to Shaq’s response and nothing more needed to be said. Despite this, the NBA media is still wondering why Shaq was with Brittany Rener recently. Could that story have more traction than it seems?