Shaquille O’Neal will be inducted into the Hall of Fame on Friday and so the hijinx abound for the former Magic, Lakers, Heat, Suns, Cavs, and Celtics star. O’Neal was known as much for his personality as his play. O’Neal’s presence was, and remains, somehow larger than his ginormous frame.
O’Neal had a long-standing rivalry with Yao Ming, who briefly took O’Neal’s crown as the best big man in the NBA circa 2007 until injuries derailed his career and Dwight Howard emerged. But at the jacket ceremony Thursday, O’Neal was gregarious as always, helping Yao put his jacket on and dusting off the big man’s new gear.
As for O’Neal’s jacket… it was, as you would expect, friggin’ huge.
That dude might as well have a giant blanket in front of him.
O’Neal has to be the biggest player, girth-wise, to go into the Hall. His speech is sure to be just as legendary as his illustrious, four-championship career.
Source: CBS Sports / Shaquille O’Neal is in classic Shaq form at Hall of Fame