Shaquille O’Neal Leaves Wad of Big Red Gum Under Bench Before Every Game

Shaquille O'Neal Leaves Wad of Big Red Gum Under Bench Before Every Game Cold shower? Check. Pump-up jams? Check. Chew four pieces of Big Red gum and leave it under the seat before heading out onto the court? Check.

These are just a few of the game-day rituals observed by Celtics center Shaquille O'Neal. While the cold shower and tunes make sense, the gum-chewing habit is just a tad strange. Shaq says that he chews four pieces of Big Red before every game, and just before he heads out onto the floor, he sticks the wad under his seat for safe keeping.

"I've been doing that for 19 years," Shaq recalls during his upcoming episode of After the Game: Work Hard, Live Well, Give Back.

To hear more of Shaq's interesting game-day habits, check out the video below. Also be sure to tune into Shaq's upcoming episode, airing on Wednesday at 6 p.m.

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