When did Simone Biles meet Shaq? NBA legend towers over gymnast in throwback photo


When did gymnast hero Simone Biles meet NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal (Shaq)?

Simone Biles, the most decorated gymnast in American history, recently shared a throwback photo on social media that has caused quite a stir. The photo shows Biles standing next to NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal, and the stark difference in their heights has sparked a lot of comments and reactions from fans.

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Shaq with Simone Biles in the 2015 picture

The photo was taken in 2015, when Biles was just 18 years old and still relatively unknown outside of the gymnastics world. At the time, she had just won her third consecutive U.S. all-around title, and she was on her way to becoming a household name.

Meanwhile, Shaquille O’Neal was already a well-known basketball player and media personality. Standing at a towering 7’1”, he was one of the most dominant players in NBA history, having won four championships and numerous individual awards during his 19-year career.

Despite their vastly different backgrounds and careers, Biles and O’Neal have actually crossed paths on several occasions. In addition to the 2015 meeting, Biles has also appeared on O’Neal’s TV show, “Shaq Vs.,” where she competed against him in a gymnastics challenge.

Biles has spoken in the past about her admiration for O’Neal, calling him a “legend” and a “beast.” She has also expressed her love for basketball, and has even been seen attending NBA games and interacting with players on social media.

What reaction did the photo gather from social media?

What reaction did the throwback picture spark from fans on social media?

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Biles is one of the most accomplished gymnasts in the world

The photo of Biles and O’Neal has sparked a lot of reactions on social media, with many fans commenting on the stark height difference between the two. Some have even suggested that Biles could use O’Neal as a human pommel horse, given his towering height.

But despite the fun and games, the photo is a reminder of just how impressive Biles’ gymnastics achievements are. Standing at just 4’8”, she has managed to overcome her small stature and become one of the most dominant athletes in the world.

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