Shaq Expresses Hope to Meet Taylor Swift, Praises Her Iconic Status Ahead of Super Bowl LVIII

Basketball legend Shaquille O’Neal is gearing up for an exciting encounter as he sets his sights on meeting none other than Taylor Swift during Super Bowl LVIII festivities in Las Vegas. The pop sensation is jetting in from Tokyo to support Travis Kelce and the Kansas City Chiefs, and Shaq couldn’t be more eager for the opportunity to cross paths with her.

“She’s definitely a cultural icon,” Shaq expressed to Fox News Digital on Friday night at his “Shaq’s Fun House” party, a pre-Super Bowl extravaganza. “She definitely has a lot of fans, so the marketing department is very smart when they swing the camera toward her every time. I want to meet her.”

Describing his imagined brief encounter with Swift, Shaq humorously quipped, “Hello, I love you, I’m a fan. Can we take a picture for my kids? And I’m done.”

Beyond his excitement about potentially meeting Swift, Shaq also weighed in on the Super Bowl’s location, advocating for Las Vegas as a permanent host city. “I think they should have the Super Bowl here every year,” he asserted. “I think the NFL should do a 20-, 50-year deal, because it makes sense.”

Shaq highlighted the convenience of Las Vegas’ hotel accommodations compared to other host cities, emphasizing the ease of securing lodging for fans attending the spectacle.

As anticipation builds for the clash between the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers at Allegiant Stadium, Shaq’s enthusiasm adds an extra layer of excitement to the star-studded Super Bowl weekend in Las Vegas.