Shaq: "Black people don't drink coffee"

So apparently, Shaquille O'Neal, one of the greatest basketball players in NBA history once told Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz,

"Black people don't drink coffee."

This was after Schultz offered Shaq a deal to get involved with the giant coffee chain. During their meeting, Howard said,

"Shaq, I want to give you the opportunity to go in with me and open up these Starbucks franchises in African-American communities."

However, Shaq did not share the same vision that Schultz had and told him,

"Black people don't drink coffee. I don't think it's gonna work."

He also added he cannot forget Schultz's face when he told him that.

Shaq said that this was the worst business decision that he has ever made.

Well, at least he and Schultz are still good friends!

Shaq turned down deal to open Starbucks because 'black people don't drink coffee'

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