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“Are You on a Diet?”: 7’1 Shaquille O’Neal Leaves NBA World Bewildered With His Bodybuilding Transformation in Christmas Video

Published 12/21/2022, 6:50 AM EST

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With Christmas around the corner, NBA fans will be having a double treat during this time of the year. Notably, apart from games, fans also get to see something unique from their favorite NBA stars. And currently, Shaquille O’Neal and his Christmas dance is something that fans are loving dearly.

It’s not the first time Shaq has left the NBA world baffled with his bodybuilding transformation in the Christmas video. This dance move by the former Los Angeles Lakers superstar Shaq proves to the world that he is not only one of the most dominant players in the NBA of all time but also has some cool moves.


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On social media, Shaq’s video is quite buzzing since the song he chose to showcase his dance move was already making great hits in the music industry. Notably, NBA fans were stunned when they saw Shaq’s dance moves to ‘players’ by Coi Leray.

Shaquille O’Neal’s Christmas dance moves are met with fans’ reactions

Fans and celebrities alike shared their reactions to Shaq’s Instagram video. Many celebs, including handball player Gauthier Mvumbi, expressed their response by mentioning “Yes !! Bro”. In addition, Natalie Friedman pointed out the moves Shaq used in the video: “Ayyyeeee the moves”.

Also, Rob Gordon remarked, “You been working, somebody in playing shape.” A fan commented, “The world is a better place with Shaq in it.” There were others who questioned his shape, asking, “Are You On a Diet?”


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Leray, the singer whose music Shaq danced to, also commented about how much she loved the dance. Shaq always has a surprise for his fans from time to time, and with the new year coming in, he has another surprise for us.

The surprise Shaquille O’Neal has in store for all his fans, this new year

The former Orlando Magic superstar has been sharing his dance moves on social media for some time now. On the internet, fans occasionally see some great Shaq dance moves on songs. And for the celebration of the new year, ‘The Shaq’tacular Spectacular’ is just around the corner.


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The VR New Year’s Eve Countdown Special will be hosted by Shaq, aka DJ Diesel. How excited are you about this upcoming special surprise? If you have any thoughts, please share them with us in the comment section below.



Anshika Rai

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Anshika Rai is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. She is currently pursuing her bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communication. Anshika has been following NBA for many years now.

Edited By: Abhishek Kumar