Sacramento Kings fans aren’t the only ones excited about Shaquille O’Neal’s involvement with the franchise.
While on the red carpet for Lincoln Motor Company and Automotive Rhythms’ “Evening of Stlye,” HipHollywood caught up with former NBA player Olden Polynice to get his reaction on Shaq owning a small percentage of the Kings.
“Wasn’t he the same person who called them the Queens,” the former Kings player laughed. “Shaq’s a friend of mine and I’m happy for him. I think it’s wonderful, getting into that line of work being an owner, I think we all dream of that and he’s doing it now,” Polynice explained.
“The irony of it all, being Sacramento of all places … I never expected Sacramento so it was really a shock,” the former baller explaiend.
The former center then went on to express how he wants to help Kings center, DeMarcus Cousins. “I can definitely help him. I can relate to him. I know what he’s going through. It’s little things here and there. He needs somebody like myself that can talk to him that understands what he’s going through,” the 49-year-old said. “Everybody’s claiming to know what he’s going through but they really don’t know,” he added.
Shaq’s investment with the Kings is reportedly between 2% and 4%.