Shaquille O’Neal celebrated his 46th birthday on Tuesday.  The NBA Hall of Famer did so by tying $500 to balloons and releasing them into the wild.

Shaq is probably hoping the money ends up falling from the sky into someone’s lap, making their day.  But I’m not sure he thought this one all the way through.  

What happens if it lands on a roof, or gets stuck in the top of a tree or lands in the middle of a lake?  What happens is he likely just flushed $500 down the toilet.

For Shaq’s sake, let’s hope it gently falls into someone’s lap as they close their eyes and pray for money.