In case you didn't know, Shaquille O'Neal is a Freemason and today is his birthday! As I have reported in this blog post from 2011, Brother Shaq was made a Mason at Sight at Widow's Son Lodge No. 28 in Boston. June 11, 2011, the date he was Initiated, Passed, and Raised will always remain memorable to me because that day was also my father's birthday (he passed away the following year).
Bro. Shaq, if by some free-throw miracle you stumble upon this blog, please know that you've got a fan in me. I would love to make a custom Masonic tie for you. Consider it our birthday gift for you. Also, I'm not gonna lie, it would be a great bragging right for us! LOL. Let me know, Brother.
Today I Learned
With regards to Bro. Shaq's free-throwing, this superbly funny opening scene from Scary Movie 4 with Shaq himself and Dr. Phil makes a lot of sense after reading his Player profile in wikipedia "O'Neal believes his free throw woes were a mental issue, as he often shot 80 percent in practice."