Shaquille O’Neal has gone vegan! That’s right, the 7’1″, 325-pound basketball beast has announced he has stopped eating meat.

Source: Rip Micheals/Youtube

Shaq talked to comedian Rip Micheals on the “Urban Eats and Treats” show and talked about how he learned that he can still eat his favorite foods while taking care of his body. The pair sat at the famous Slutty Vegan burger joint in Atlanta while Rip Micheals asked the star about his new lifestyle choices.

“My friend introduced me to this place and it’s healthy,” said Shaq “For example, I like cheeseburgers, right. But the way she cooks it, I can eat healthy, but still feel like I’m eating bad.”

Shaq went on to confirm that he is vegan, and whenever he’s in Atlanta, he goes to Slutty Vegan to satisfy his burger cravings. He talks about how he can indulge in a “healthy junk food” that tastes like junk food.

Whenever I want to cheat, I come over here and cheat,” Shaq said.

Shaq owns multiple Papa John’s, Auntie Anne’s, Krispy Kreme, and others but tells Rip Micheals that he doesn’t eat the junk food at those restaurants. Eating a plant-based diet is the best thing you can do for your health, the environment, and the animals!

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