Should Jeff Bezos desire to find partners to purchase the Phoenix Suns, Shaquille O’Neal is ready to be there.
O’Neal told TMZ Sports that he initially thought of buying a share from Robert Sarver within the Suns franchise. But when information came over that the Amazon founder might be on the run in buying the franchise, the hall of fame big man kept himself out.
“Nobody on this planet can compete with Big Man JB,” O’Neal told TMZ. “Because you know what? I just ordered 50 things off Amazon today. Big Man JB got that money coming in.”
It remains yet to be seen of Bezos will chase the Suns ownership, but O’Neal claimed that he is in if he will want partners.
“If he wants me on board, I would gladly like to talk to him,” O’Neal said. “But as far as trying to own a whole team by myself and go up against — let me tell you something, I’m scared of Big Man JB. Shaq O’Neal is scared of Big Man JB.”
O’Neal was a former minority owner of the Sacramento Kings from 2012 up to this year.
The Suns and Mercury franchises are now being prepared by Sarver to be placed in the marketplace after being slapped by multiple punishments by the NBA and the grinding public pressure.
Bezos, who stands as one of the wealthiest persons in the world, is reportedly interested to buy the ball club with former Disney CEO Bob Iger and Oracle co-founder Larry Ellison as potential competitors.