Shaquille O’Neal got his wish by running into Taylor Swift at the Super Bowl … but he seemed a bit more infatuated with the pop superstar’s plus-one on Sunday — revealing he has a big ol’ crush on Ice Spice!!
The four-time NBA champ told TMZ Sports last week he wanted a seat right next to Travis Kelce‘s girlfriend for the Big Game between the Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers … and while that didn’t happen, he still got to rub elbows with her on at least two different occasions throughout the night — even gifting her a Judith Leiber bag, which comes with a $4,500 price tag.
Shaq made sure to show his appreciation for his run-in with Swift — who ended up sitting with the “Think U The S*** (Fart)” rapper, Kelce fam and Blake Lively instead — going to Instagram to share the interactions with his followers … as well as his a special shoutout to 24-year-old IS.
✨ A closer looked at the custom bejeweled “87” football purse Taylor is wearing at the Super Bowl by Judith Leiber! pic.twitter.com/5TVOB4Dh5z
— Taylor Swift & Harry Styles Updates (@haylorflorals) February 11, 2024
“and @icespice is so dam fine thanks @taylorswift,” Shaq said on social media … which undoubtedly sounds like shooting his shot.
His comment section was flooded with similar takeaways … with one user joking, “Shaq shot his shot… but it was a free throw 😞”
Another added … “The last thing I’d expect on my page is Shaq saying ice spice is fine.”
Unclear what Ice thought of the gesture … but gotta respect Shaq’s courage to throw it all out there, even if it goes over like a “fart” in a windstorm.