Shaq films commercial at Alabama, remembers Sanderson ‘trying to scare me’

Basketball icon Shaquille O’Neal was on the Alabama campus this afternoon filming a PSA with UA students. (Remember he is a film school graduate).

Shaq doing interviews.

O’Neal directed the commercial aimed to cut down binge drinking among college students.

Austin High School graduate Crystal Deuel actually wrote the storyboard for the spot filming on campus. Shaq said this was a serious project that he hopes will make a difference.

He did had that deadpan humor when asked about his memories of playing in Coleman Coliseum against Wimp Sanderson’s teams.

“I remember Wimp had that look,” O’Neal said frowning extra hard. “He was trying to scare me. It was a tough place to play. The good thing about playing here was you guys knew how to recruit the greatest athletes. You didn’t always have a lot of big guys, but you had a lot of good athletes.”

Read more about all this in Saturday’s paper.


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