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WHAT, ME WORRY? Former NBA star Shaquille O'Neal continues making his name in show business with his appearance on Shark Week - (NBA photo)




Back in the day a more svelte Shaq attacked the rim - (NBA photo)


Shark week staff try to rescue a baby shark trapped in a cage with Shaquille O'Neal - The horrified shark is swarming around Shaq's head trying to get out - (screen shot of Shark Week on Discovery Channel




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As the sharks attacked a shark cage containing former NBA star Shaquille O'Neal, a baby shark entered a small opening and then, all hell broke loose when shouts rang out noting that a shark was in the cage. In reality... to the shark, it was most likely the most frightened not knowing if it would be eaten by this huge figure... aka The Shaq Man


Sunday July 29, 2018


Former NBA star Shaquille O'Neal is making his name in show business. His surge to fame on the big stage is not because of his talent but more so for how his huge size applies to an environment.

That is the case as who we lovingly (pun intended) as a Baby Huey. That environment situation was the emphasis in the Shark Week episode featuring the big man in which when O'Neal was featured during his appearance on the Discovery channel's Shark Week.

The behemoth seven foot, 1 inch (2.16m) size and 230 pounds (150k) Shaq Man was being filmed being challenged being sent below water in a shark cage. A highlight was when a swarm of sharks surrounded it and one little teeny weenie little shark (creative license) got into the cage. Shouts rang out, "THERE'S A SHARK IN THE CAGE!"

Here's the twist... prior to shooting the scene the now 46-year-old TV personality was shown and to demonstrate to compare size, sat next to the shark's favorite food… a seal. He was informed that being seven feet tall he was the same size as a seal. That was when Shaq became anxious about being placed in a shark cage.

To encourage him his friend, comedian Kevin Hart was called via video call. The comedian gave his friend some words of encouragement resulting in Shaq's decision to go forward with the show, and that's where the drama began.

Shaq became more concerned about his decision when he was placed in the cage and lowered into the water and being surrounded by a swarming pool of sharks.

When the sharks recognized their favorite meal, a huge seal aka Shaq, the attack began when the sharks surrounded the cage to devour this fascinating meal.

As the sharks attacked, a baby shark entered a small opening and then, all hell broke loose with shouts rang out noting that a shark was in the cage.

In reality... to the shark, it was most likely the most frightened not knowing if it would be eaten by this huge figure... aka The Shaq Man. The question was how they could save this poor little scared shark from the Shaq Man.

The query was answered when the cage was pulled up and the dangerous Shaq was pulled out to let the shark escape and return to the safety of his parents.

In reality it was the shark that should be shouting to his family, the size of O'Neal, swarming the cage. The crew pulled O'Neal up to the surface and the baby shark escaped the SHAQ MAN, (To the melody of the Bat Man song).

The show did its job in protecting what might have been and endangered species. Shaq then returned to the cage and was dropped back into the water to continue the filming and do what Shaq currently does best in being Mr. Entertainer, as we reported roughly 25 years ago.

The questions remain what would have happened to Shaq if he had bitten the shark. Would he be arrested or simply detained and questioned about his cruel act? Would he have had to pay a fine and released on his own recognizance?

Some of the most hilarious scenes are during the opening of the episode when Shaq was being shown around the boat. He could hardly fit through the entrance of the living quarters below deck. He had to lower his head throughout the experience. When he was shown where the toilet was he couldn't fit through the narrow hallway entrance.

After trying several times he gave up and was informed of the alternative to alleviate his situation and was informed where he could go to relieve himself being upstairs to where the co-host of the show said, "That's why it's called the POOP DECK.

That set the scene of O'Neal's comedy being derived from his seven foot, 1 inch (2.16m) size and 230 pounds (150k) not what he says. He was one of the tallest and heaviest men ever to play in the NBA, where he played for six teams throughout his 19-year career.

Entertainment is his current game. His entertainment history includes releasing four rap albums, with his first, Shaq Diesel, going platinum. He has appeared in numerous films and has starred in his own reality shows including Shaq's Big Challenge and Shaq Vs. as well as hosting The Big Podcast with Shaq. He is also the general manager of Kings Guard Gaming of the NBA 2K League .

Staged or not, the elements of Shaq's size and his environment works with his appearance on Shark Week. Look out for repeats, since this episode is a WORTH WATCH TV SHOW.


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