'Get the nicest one.’ Shaq covers family’s Best Buy purchase after they express Kobe condolences

'Get the nicest one.’ Shaq covers family’s Best Buy purchase after they express Kobe condolences
In this Dec. 22, 2016, file photo, retired Hall of Fame basketball player Shaquille O'Neal smiles as he talks to reporters during an NBA basketball news conference in Miami. O’Neal has been to enough parties before Super Bowls to know that he can do much better. “I’ve been to a million Super Bowl parties the past 15 years, and they’re all boring,” O’Neal said. “So this is Atlanta, I’m bringing the party to Atlanta. I wanted to do something big, so I called my friends.” (AP Photo/Alan Diaz, File)

HENRY COUNTY, Ga. — Another day, another heartwarming story involving former NBA player Shaquille O’Neal.

A post that is going viral on Facebook sets the scene for his most recent good Samaritan actions.

Patrick Martin said he went to purchase a laptop at Best Buy on Jonesboro Road in McDonough when he unexpectedly ran into the 7′1″ sports analyst.

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He said he immediately expressed condolences for O’Neal’s sister and Kobe Bryant, who was O’Neal’s Los Angeles Lakers teammate for eight seasons.

Martin said he and the person he was with then walked off before Shaq went up to them and said, “I like y’all, so get the nicest one in here and I’ll pay for it.”

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