Shaquille O’Neal bizarrely says he once found David Beckham’s WALLET in California… before the NBA legend reveals he joked he wanted a MILLION dollars from the former star of Man United and England to make it
- Shaquille O’Neal was speaking on The Late Late Show with James Corden
- The NBA legend was joined on the show by David Beckham’s wife, Victoria
- The former England star wasn’t fooled when O’Neal tried to call him out
Shaquille O’Neal has revealed a bizarre story in which he found David Beckham’s wallet while he was in California – before joking he wanted $1million to return it to him.
The 49-year-old – who has won the NBA four times in his 19-year career – was speaking on The Late Late Show With James Corden.
O’Neal – who retired from professional basketball more than a decade ago in 2011 – was joined on the show by Beckham’s wife Victoria and made the startling revelation.
Shaquille O’Neal has revealed a bizarre story in which he found David Beckham’s wallet
O’Neal then jokingly called David Beckham (right) and said he wanted $1million to return it
“I was walking around Beverly Hills one day and found a wallet. Usually when I find wallets, I take out all the cash and just throw it away,” he said.
“But it was a nice wallet, so I’m watching. And it was saying David Beckham, I was like, ‘That’s not possible!’ And I looked at the ID and it was David Beckham.
“So I didn’t want to just give it to reception, so I tracked it down. I was like, David. Well, no, first I played a joke on him.
The former basketball star then jokingly called Beckham and playfully demanded that he pay him a hefty $1million fee for the safe return of the wallet.
However, the former Manchester United, Real Madrid and England star – now part of MLS team Inter Miami’s ownership group – was not to be fooled and immediately recognized O’ voice. Neal.
O’Neal continued: ‘[I said] “I have your wallet. I have your wallet. It’ll cost you a million dollars to get it back.” But he knew it was me.
‘[Beckham said] “Shaq, stop playing. “I was like, ‘Dave, I found your wallet,’ and he came to get it.
Victoria Beckham (right) revealed she bought her husband a wallet with a chain on it
Spice Girls star Victoria was then asked if she remembered the incident, with the 47-year-old revealing she bought Beckham a wallet with a chain to prevent him from losing it.
“Do you know that I do? And David loses his wallet all the time,” she said.
“I actually bought him a wallet on a chain to try to prevent that from happening.”
Asked if the chain made a difference, Victoria added: ‘Well I mean he lost the wallet with the chain on it.’