NBA Legend Shaquille O'Neal Reveals He Is a Northampton Town Supporter

Joe GallagherFeatured ColumnistFebruary 15, 2016

He's a 15-time NBA All-Star and a four-time champion, so Shaquille O'Neal's English football club of choice might shock you.

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 13:  James Collins of Northampton Town celebrates with team mates Danny Rose, Jason Taylor and Lawson D'Ath after scoring his second and his sides fourth goal during the Sky Bet League Two match between Leyton orient and Northam
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The 43-year-old revealed in a YouTube message to Northampton Town that he's a surprise fan of the Cobblers, who currently lead League Two, English football's fourth tier.

Chris Wilder's side made it seven straight wins with a 4-0 triumph over Leyton Orient on Saturday, and the 19-year NBA legend urged them to keep up their standards as they seek promotion into League One.

"First place is where I like to be, and it's great to see you guys at the top," the former Los Angeles Lakers star said. "I know what it takes to win championships, so you've got to make sure you finish strong and do not give up that intensity."

O'Neal, who developed the Florida-based Shaq-Fu Internet radio station with Northampton owner Kelvin Thomas, also vowed to visit Sixfields Stadium one day.

The Cobblers are away at third-placed Oxford United on Tuesday.

[YouTube: officiallyntfc, h/t 101 Great Goals]