Shaquille O’Neal could very easily have been one of the most menacing men in all of sports with his sheer size. With him being a 7+ footer and weighting anywhere between 325-425lbs at any given moment in time, Shaq could essentially do anything he wants and wouldn’t have to be forced into he doesn’t want to.
However, as Kevin Garnett once said, we’re all very lucky that Shaq was raised right. The ‘Big Aristotle’ is the clear cut definition of what a ‘gentle giant’ is. He’s had a sense of humor for as long as anybody could remember, even using that to his advantage during his days in college at LSU.
His jovial-self has been on full display ever since his retirement from professional basketball in 2011 as he would join the ‘inside the NBA’ crew alongside Ernie, Chuck, and Kenny. It’s on this show that O’Neal has produced some of the funniest segments in sports talk show history.
Shaquille O’Neal ‘grows out’ his baby hairs
For whatever reason, Shaquille O’Neal seems to be infatuated with the idea of growing out some parts of his hair. While he was at LSU for 3 years and even with the Orlando Magic for another 4 years, he had quite the solid hairline.
His arrival on the Los Angeles Lakers in the summer of 1996 coincided with him doing away with having hair and by the time he’d won his first championship in 2000, he was almost completely bald.
Shaq seems to have been missing having hair as he recently made a bet with Candace Parker on NBAonTNT’s Tuesday show claiming that he would grow out his baby hair if he lost a bet to her. Turns out, he lost and kept his word by growing them out.
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) January 25, 2023
However, what makes this even more comical than it already is, is the fact that the hair is clearly not something he’s grown out and is rather just random curled up hair stuck to his forehead that the makeup department helped him out with.
NBA Twitter reacts to Shaquille O’Neal and his hair
NBA Twitter couldn’t get enough of what Shaq had just showcased while on ‘Inside the NBA’ as they hilariously went at the 4x NBA champion for his new look.
Man glued his pubic hair on his forehead. Props
— DANIEL JONES IS A GOD (@godtierqb) January 25, 2023
The versatility of Shaq’s hair 😂 pic.twitter.com/lp4EAlXwym
— Angelo 🧱 (@AGLR_23) January 25, 2023
— Dizzie (@FCBG_Dizz) January 25, 2023
Luckily for Shaq, this isn’t nearly as bad as the time he grew out his actual hairline a couple years ago after losing a bet to Dwyane Wade.