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Shaquille O’Neal sports checked suit as he strolls through Sydney bar

Shaquille O’Neal sports checked suit as he strolls through Sydney bar – after meet and greet in Melbourne was branded a ‘mess’ by angry fans

He’s travelling around Australia on a speaking tour.

And Shaquille O’Neal was sure to turn heads as he arrived at Le Montage in Sydney on Friday night.

The 7ft 1inch star wore a custom check patterned suit with a baby blue polo as he arrived at the waterfront venue with an entourage in tow.

Shaquille O’Neal (pictured) was sure to turn heads as he arrived at Le Montage in Sydney on Friday night

He added a black belt and finished the look off his white trainers as he strolled through the room. 

It comes as a $500-a-head meet and greet with Shaquille O’Neal held in Melbourne this week was a complete ‘mess’, a disgruntled fan has claimed.

The 50-year-old four-time NBA champion, known as ‘Shaq’, was booked to meet with fans and pose for photos at a private event.

The 7ft 1inch star wore a custom check patterned suit with a baby blue polo

The 7ft 1inch star wore a custom check patterned suit with a baby blue polo

He added a black belt and finished the look off his white trainers as he strolled through the room

He added a black belt and finished the look off his white trainers as he strolled through the room

He arrived at the waterfront venue with an entourage in tow

 He arrived at the waterfront venue with an entourage in tow

But according to a man name Hank, who paid to attend, O’Neal spoke to just 20 per cent of the thousands of people in attendance before making an exit.

He said: ‘The whole event was a mess. I reckon 80 per cent of the line got no photo.

‘There was thousands there; he would have got through 20 per cent of the line.’

O'Neal is in Australia for a series of entrepreneurial talks in Melbourne and Sydney

O’Neal is in Australia for a series of entrepreneurial talks in Melbourne and Sydney

Fans can expect an intimate and uncensored question and answer session during the show, called La Trobe Financial Presents: An Evening with Shaquille O'Neal

Fans can expect an intimate and uncensored question and answer session during the show, called La Trobe Financial Presents: An Evening with Shaquille O’Neal

It comes as a $500-a-head meet and greet with Shaquille O'Neal held in Melbourne this week was a complete 'mess', a disgruntled fan has claimed

It comes as a $500-a-head meet and greet with Shaquille O’Neal held in Melbourne this week was a complete ‘mess’, a disgruntled fan has claimed

According to a man name Hank, who paid to attend, O’Neal spoke to just 20 per cent of the thousands of people in attendance before making an exit

The unhappy customer said other attendees would likely be more upset than he was.

‘I’m one of the slightly lucky ones who got my photo. There will be a hell of a lot more people with an even angrier case than me asking for refunds here,’ he said.

The unhappy customer said other attendees would likely be more upset than he was

The unhappy customer said other attendees would likely be more upset than he was

A fan claimed O'Neal spoke to just 20 per cent of the thousands of people in attendance before making an exit

A fan claimed O’Neal spoke to just 20 per cent of the thousands of people in attendance before making an exit 

The fan said he would be seeking compensation

The fan said he would be seeking compensation

Shaq played for the LA Lakers NBA team from 1996 to 2004, delivering classic performances in their consecutive championship seasons between 2000 and 2003.

Shaq played for the LA Lakers NBA team from 1996 to 2004, delivering classic performances in their consecutive championship seasons between 2000 and 2003.

Shaquille O'Neal is seen in Sydney, Australia overnight as he works his roadshow Down Under

Shaquille O’Neal is seen in Sydney, Australia overnight as he works his roadshow Down Under

Hank said he would be seeking compensation.

O’Neal is in Australia for a series of entrepreneurial talks in Melbourne and Sydney

Fans can expect an intimate and uncensored question and answer session during the show, called La Trobe Financial Presents: An Evening with Shaquille O’Neal.

Shaq played for the LA Lakers NBA team from 1996 to 2004, delivering classic performances in their consecutive championship seasons between 2000 and 2003.

The star opted for an all blue look as he walked the red carpet at a Sydney club

The star opted for an all blue look as he walked the red carpet at a Sydney club

Shaq was sure to turn heads with his 7ft frame and eye-catching suit

Shaq was sure to turn heads with his 7ft frame and eye-catching suit

Shaq played for the LA Lakers NBA team from 1996 to 2004, delivering classic performances in their consecutive championship seasons between 2000 and 2003

Shaq played for the LA Lakers NBA team from 1996 to 2004, delivering classic performances in their consecutive championship seasons between 2000 and 2003

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