Grant Hill told an interesting story about his time with the Phoenix Suns during a recent appearance on TNT's Inside The NBA. Hill revealed that back in 2008, Shaquille O'Neal put a teammate to sleep using a sleeper hold during a locker room confrontation following a playoff loss to the Spurs.
Shaq reportedly choked out teammate with sleeper hold in 2008
Mr. Madden | Dec 11
Paul Coro of the Arizona Republic confirmed the story and revealed the teammate as Gordan Giricek.
I've never been in an NBA locker room, but would I ever love to be there for that one. It seems like this was done as a gag (everyone has tried the sleeper on a buddy growing up) but all accounts are indicating that this was a legitimate confrontation and Shaq used the sleeper to subdue, and shut up, Giricek.
Shaq has trained as a police officer and has also trained for the octagon in the past, so I wouldn't put it past him. The sleeper hold is tough to pull off in real life so color me impressed.
H/T - Bleacher Report