Shaquille O’Neal bizarrely says he once found David Beckham’s WALLET in California… before NBA legend reveals he joked he wanted one MILLION dollars from former Man United and England star to give it back
- 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 was not fooled when O’Neal tried to prank call him
Shaquille O’Neal has revealed a bizarre story in which he found David Beckham’s wallet while in California – before joking he wanted $1million to return it to him.
The 49-year-old – who won the NBA four times over 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 $1m to return it to him
‘I was walking one day in Beverly Hills and I found a wallet. Usually, when I find wallets, I just take out all the money out and just throw them,’ he said.
‘But this was a nice wallet, so I look. And it said David Beckham, I was like, ‘Can’t be!’ And I looked at the ID and it was David Beckham.’
‘So, I didn’t want to just give it to the front desk, so I tracked him down. I was like, David. Well, no, first I played a joke on him.
The former basketball star then jokingly prank called Beckham and playfully demanded he pay him a hefty $1m fee for the safe return of the wallet.
However, the former Manchester United, Real Madrid and England star – who is now part of the ownership group at MLS outfit Inter Miami – was not to be fooled and immediately recognised O’Neal’s voice.
O’Neal continued: ‘[I said] ”I have your wallet. I have your wallet. It’s going to cost you a million dollars getting it back.” But he knew it was me.
‘[Beckham said] ”Shaq, stop playing.” I was like, ”Dave, I found your wallet,” and he came and picked it up.’
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 going on to reveal she bought Beckham a wallet with a chain to avoid him from losing it.
‘Do you know I do? And David loses his wallet all the time,’ she said.
‘I actually bought him a wallet on a chain to try and prevent this from happening.’
When asked if the chain made a difference, Victoria added: ‘Well, I mean, he lost the wallet with the chain on it.’