NBA legend hiding after FTX lawsuit

Basketball legend Shaquille O’Neal is one of several celebs listed in an FTX-linked lawsuit.

Basketball hall of famer Shaquille O’Neal is allegedly hiding in his home to avoid an FTX lawsuit.

O’Neal is just one of several celebrities listed as defendants in a class action lawsuit filed by FTX retail investor Edwin Garrison, who opened an account with the now-bankrupt crypto exchange after “being exposed to” celebrity endorsements and their alleged “misrepresentations and omissions”.

Also listed as defendants are fellow basketball star Steph Curry and NFL legend Tom Brady, alongside his ex-wife Gisele Bundchen.

According to Garrison’s lawyers, an email sent to the defendants read: “The sole remaining defendant to accept service of the complaint is defendant Mr. Shaquille O’Neal, who we know has discussed the existence of this case, but is apparently still actively evading service, refusing to answer his home door when approached by our process servers.”

O’Neal distanced himself from FTX after the exchange collapsed saying in an interview with CNBC: “A lot of people think I’m involved, but I was just a paid spokesperson for a commercial.”

O’Neal has starred in FTX commercials and hosted an event last February called Shaq’s Fun House Los Angeles presented by FTX.

In June O’Neal tweeted that he had partnered with FTX to make crypto more accessible for everyone and offered a $10 bonus if you used the code ‘SHAQ’.

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Written by David Kent

David has more than a decade of sports betting and sports writing experience working with some of the biggest names in the industry. He focuses on articles covering these subjects including how crypto is transforming sportsbooks.

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