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Former NBA star Shaquille O'Neal has been a self-professed "geek" since 1989. He tells us how he got into computers and tech and how he tried to get Steve Jobs to give him an early preview of the iPhone.
The following is a transcript of the video.
SHAQ - Geek - Geek - Geek - Government
SHAQ: I’ve been a geek since 1989. I became a geek because a geek helped me pass government in high school.
If I didn’t pass this last final test, wouldn’t play for the state championship.
Teacher - Chance - Study - Guy - Here
The teacher, because she saw I was trying hard, she gave me another chance and said, “You need to go study with this guy over here.”
And this guy was so smart, he kinda intimidated me. He was the only guy in class who knew how to work the computer.
Computer - Kind - People
So because he was on the computer and I knew I wasn’t that smart, I kind of stayed away from him and stayed away from the smart people.
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