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What Shaq Can’t Live Without

Photo: Courtesy of the retailers and Shaquille O’Neal.

If you’re like us, you’ve probably wondered what famous people add to their carts. Not the JAR brooch and Louis XV chair, but the hand sanitizer and the electric toothbrush. We asked Shaquille O’Neal, whose music festival Shaq’s Fun House (sponsored by JBL) starts today in Miami, about the (non-sponsor-made) home projectors, three-wheel motorcycles, and cheat-day candy bars he can’t live without.

Whenever I’m on a diet and I can’t really cheat, but I have to get a cheat-day taste, it’s always a combination of York Peppermint Patties and 3 Musketeers.

It’s the only thing that can block my musk. I’ve tried all the other ones, it didn’t work. I can play an entire game and still be smelling fresh.

I like Tumi because they don’t mind going crazy. I’ve got the gray and black camouflage, the green camouflage, the rustic silver. And they make big suitcases. With a regular suitcase, I can’t even fit two pairs of shoes in it. With a Tumi, I can fit six, seven pairs of shoes, underwear, other things. I can go on a five-day trip with one suitcase.

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I used to ride motorcycles for real. Nobody knows this — but an old lady hit me and I got in a wreck. But I still like the feeling of the motorcycle. I like being on top of something and having the wind blow in my face. Polaris came out with something that you can sit down in and has three wheels. It’s a little lower to the ground, so if I do get hit, I won’t go left or right. I traded in all my motorcycles, and now I have three Polarises. It’s still the same sensation as a motorcycle, but on something that has three wheels.

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I’ve got 200,000 songs on there, about 500 of my favorite movies, I’ve got family photos. What I like about the MacBook is that it’s dummy-proof. With Windows, I didn’t feel like I was geeky enough. I’m a geek, so I don’t want people to think I’m making fun, but that was a little too hard for me. When the MacBook Pro came out I was finally like, geniuses can make computers for dummies.

I got the big Epson joint with clear 4K. When I’m winding down, I’ve got to watch my Netflix. Right now, I just got through with American Horror Story, all seven seasons, and now I’m on Taken. But I’m almost done with that, so I’ve started Person of Interest. I like watching dramas, cops, spy stuff.

Another go-to snack is any cake by Entenmann’s. I would love to own them one day. They have the cheese danish rolls. Ah, I would go to jail for those things.

Not many people know this, but I’m an honorary deputy U.S. Marshal and a reserve police officer in California, Arizona, and Florida, as well as a sheriff’s deputy in Georgia. I am always on duty. When I’m at work, and we have to use the siren, I am authorized to use it. But it’s not on my car — I don’t want people to think that — I only use it on a police car. Sorry kids, you can’t get this one at home. [Ed. note: You cannot buy Shaq’s official police siren, but you can get this novelty one.]

These headphones have two different types of sound. They’ve got the loud, crazy bass sound and they’ve got the comfortable sound. And I want to respect everyone’s privacy — so no one can hear any of it with the noise cancellation. JBL has also partnered with us for Shaq’s Fun House.

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What Shaq Can’t Live Without