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Basketball star Shaquille O’Neal to release NFT collection


Four-time NBA champion, TV host and entrepreneur Shaquille “Shaq” O’Neal will release a collection of non-fungible tokens (NFT) in partnership with Ethernity Chain. CoinDesk reported this.

Thus, Shaquille O’Neal: The Eras of Dominance Collection will be available for purchase on October 15. It consists of five different NFTs depicting three cities in which the athlete played – Los Angeles, Orlando and Miami.

Buyers will have the opportunity to win a pair of custom size 22 shoes. As well as a dinner table at O’Neal’s music festival and a personal video call with him. Moreover, Ethernity has already collaborated with athletes such as National Football League (NFL) running back Ezekiel Elliot; and boxer-turned-politician Manny Pacquiao on NFT collections.

Ethernity chain

Earlier in April 2021, football star Pele announced that he would issue NFT on the Ethernity Chain platform. Artists Kingsletter and Visual Lab created the first collection of Pele’s trading cards in digital form.

“It’s really cool to be immortalized in this way,” the footballer wrote.

The Chief Executive Officer and founder of the Ethernity Chain, Nick Rose Ntertsas, noted that the platform is focusing on creating the largest library of collectible NFTs in history. “Pele is a very important stage for us. He is the greatest football player of all time,” the CEO said.

Tyson Fury’s NFT

Recall that in July, professional boxer Tyson Fury sold NFT for $987,000. The auction was held on the HoDooi marketplace. In addition, the NFT called “Lineal by Tyson Fury” has become one of the most expensive in sports. For comparison: football player Cristiano Ronaldo sold NFT for $300,000, basketball player LeBron James – $200,000.

The NFT buyer also received a physical image of the token measuring 5×5 feet (~152×152 cm) signed by Tyson Fury, an autographed boxing glove and a video greeting.

“It was great working with the HoDooi team and I’m glad we’re all part of the story with one of the highest stakes on a single sport NFT,” commented Fury.

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