Resurfaced Clip of 7ft Giant Shaquille O’Neal Busting Out Moves Leaves Fans in Splits: “He’s So Damn Big”

Published 09/21/2023, 7:50 AM EDT

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That’s it, folks. Mr. Shaquille O’Neal is finally branching out. After the first gazillion avenues, the Los Angeles Lakers legend is now coming to the Instagram trending section. While his career as an analyst, owner, and DJ is taking off, the 7-footer wants more. As a result, he’s taking on a new venture. This time around, it involves a crew and some “moves” from the icon. While the initial returns aren’t the most ideal, time and history have taught us to just trust O’Neal’s genius.

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So, presenting to you, his latest avatar. Shaquille O’Neal – The Dancer.

Shaquille O’Neal shows off his big moves

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This time around, the 4-time NBA Champion’s focus was on dance moves. It’s a year-old video but the big man’s moves became the talk of the town once more. After a reported 20-year gap, Shaq visited down under and danced with local Australian comedians on the street. ‘The Inspired Unemployed’ have worked with Australian cricketers like Shane Warne. But the Big Diesel is a different fish.

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The comedic group uploaded the clip in August 2022 with the caption, “Funny the people you run into on a walk”. While Shaq starts off with some sweet hip-shaking, it’s quickly clear how hilarious the ordeal is going to be.

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Similarly, the cowboy-hats-wearing Jack Steele and Matt Ford are clearly having a riot as well. As the video progresses, it includes some truly “remarkable” moves by the 351-pounder.

To the tune of Bittersweet Goodbye by Issey Cross, the entire scene is comically funny.

As such, the Shaquille O’Neal fanbase was also shaken by the clip. Debating between laughing and rejecting the clip, the fandom was split into two.

Fans reject and laugh off Shaq’s hilarious dance

Some fans were clearly firm believers of the big man, calling him a GOAT regardless of what he does. “Doesn’t matter what he does – he’s a GOAT.” Others were less on board with the Miami Heat champion’s dancing bonanza.

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While one fan was trying to be compassionate, “Sorry, but I saw the original and it was so much better!!!”, others were far more direct in their criticism, “Nawwww @shaq this ain’t it bro.” Some fans were in awe of the NBA legend’s size. Statements like He’s so damn big,” and “Big Boy” were common throughout the comment section.

But, at the same time, some were clearly having fun looking at the big man’s antics, even calling for a run to the office. “Shaq for president us.” 

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Regardless of what he does, the one guarantee with Shaquille is the entertainment. Even though his career remains a flourishing success, his impressionability and hilarity make him a joy to watch and a people favorite to boot.

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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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