Gary Payton Recalls Shaquille O’Neal Using The Bathroom In A Bucket & Dumping It On Rookies

Gary Payton says that his former teammate, Shaquille O’Neal, would use the bathroom in a bucket for days and then surprise rookies by dumping it on them, as a part of his hazing process for new players. Payton and Shaq played together on the Los Angeles Lakers and Miami Heat.

“We used to always play jokes,” Payton explained in a recent interview with VladTV. “Shaq is a jokester. So if one of the rookies would be in the stall, he would take a bucket and use the bathroom in it for about a week. And then all of a sudden, he would pour it on them.”