Shaq Called Steve Jobs and Begged For An iPhone Before It Was Released

Posted Mar 14, 2013

Shaquille “Shaq” O’Neal considers himself a geek.  He said that he was a geek before geeks were cool.  Shaq said that he always wanted to be at the forefront of technology.  Shaq said that he “knew somebody that knew somebody that knew the great Steve Jobs.” 

So Shaq called up Steve Jobs and asked if he could be one of the first people to get the iPhone, but was ultimately turned down.  Check out the interview of Bloomberg interviewing Shaq talking as a geek below: