WATCH: Ex-NBA superstar Shaquille O'Neal assists stranded Florida driver

Former player stopped along I-75 to help
Posted at 2:45 PM, Jul 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-14 14:46:15-04

GAINESVILLE, Fla.  — Authorities say former NBA superstar Shaquille O'Neal stopped along a Florida highway to help a driver stranded by a blown-out tire.

The Alachua County Sheriff's Office said in a Facebook post that O'Neal stayed with the woman on Monday until deputies arrived at the scene.

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He fist-bumped the deputies who thanked him for his help. The woman is heard on the video posted to Facebook telling deputies that her tire blew out, forcing her to stop.

O'Neal, who lives in the Orlando area, said he was passing through Gainesville.