Terrifying Crocodile Destroying Man’s Hand on Camera Steals Shaquille O’Neal’s Attention

Published 06/06/2023, 10:36 AM EDT

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Shaquille O’Neal and his social media antics are well-known. The big man’s feed usually has a good 10-12 stories posted on it at all times. As a culturally sound man, Shaq keeps up to date with all the happenings from around the world. Whether it be discussions relating to the NBA, memes, or social causes, Shaq’s stories are very diverse.

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The 4x NBA champion sometimes uses his other IDs, like DJDiesel, to further his social media influence. Recently, however, a shocking incident caught the big man’s eye.

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An animal stuntman has a very demanding job. Constantly being around predators, these virtually unguarded men and women are always at risk. On his story, Shaq shared a reel from a random Instagram page, involving a stuntman. The video is graphic and shocking.

In the video shared, a man is attempting to pull off a stunt with a crocodile. As is common, the man has his hand down the animal’s throat. However, in this instance, the predator snapped back. As he latched on to the man’s arm, the trainer quickly tried to pull his arm out.

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While successful after a couple of attempts, the man’s entire arm was left bloodied with teeth marks all around. The incident took place at the Phokkathara Crocodile National Farm. The entire floor was smeared with the man’s blood to the shock of everyone in attendance.

Thankfully, the man, Tao, is safe. And, has resumed duties. While Shaq’s story gave the story more coverage, it has begged the question of how safe these kinds of animal entertainment shows are. As is consistent with him, Shaq’s next story featured the offseason rumors involving LeBron and the Mavericks.

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In the subsequent story, Shaq shared a clip from a popular sports talk show, First Things First. In the video, analyst Chris Broussard was discussing the possibility of LeBron James going to Dallas. While most reports pointed to Kyrie Irving coming to the Lakers, Shams broke shocking news.

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Since then, the news has taken over. While the NBA Finals are the bigger story, LeBron’s impending decision for next season, which includes retirement as an option, has grabbed all the headlines. As is the case with rumors, nothing can be known for certain. However, it should be noted that it is contractually impossible for LeBron to join Dallas this season along with Irving.

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With Shaq’s flip-flopping between various topics, does anyone wanna place a bet on what his next story will cover?

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Priyanshu Choudhary is an NBA Writer at Essentially Sports. Basketball has been his favorite sport for over a decade, and he has written close to 300 articles. If asked what he loves about the sport, Priyanshu would cite the technique, the breakdown, the ebb and flow and the theatrics that have endeared him since 2009.
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