Former NBA star makes pit stop in Greenville

Published 2:35 pm Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Former NBA star Shaquille O'Neal stopped at the Texaco on Fort Dale Road Saturday while passing through Greenville. (Courtesy Photo)

Former NBA star Shaquille O’Neal stopped at the Texaco on Fort Dale Road Saturday while passing through Greenville. (Courtesy Photo)

The Camellia City had a rather large visitor on Saturday — in stature and reputation.

Shaquille O’Neal, a 15-time NBA All-Star, gassed up his bus at the Texaco on Fort Dale Road. O’Neal was the No. 1 pick in the 1992 NBA Draft and went on to win Rookie of the Year. He also helped the Los Angeles Lakers win three straight NBA Championships from 2000-2002. He won a fourth championship with the Miami Heat in 2006.