Former NBA Star Shaquille O’Neal Appears at WrestleMania 32 Event
Former NBA star Shaquille O’Neal entered the ring as part of the third annual Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal on Sunday at AT&T Stadium in Dallas.
He took on The Big Show and Kane and was ultimately eliminated.
The 7-foot-1-inch, 350-pound O’Neal—who was a surprise entrant—actually looked quite average to the likes of the other stars in the ring. Still, the now-NBA Analyst and The Big Show managed a double-choke slam on Kane before eventually being eliminated.
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) April 4, 2016
Meanwhile the four-time NBA Champion Shaq is hoping for a return to the ring to take on Big Show.
This, of course, is not Shaq’s first non-basketball entertainment experience. The Big Aristotle has 26 acting credits going all the way back to 1994 when he starred in the movie “Blue Chips”.
He’s also been the centerpiece of other films like “Kazaam” and “Steel” and has produced a number of albums, including Shaq-Fu.
— WWE Creative Humor (@WWECreative_ish) April 4, 2016
As a player he won three titles (2000–02) with the Los Angeles Lakers and then a fourth with the Miami Heat, in 2006. The former MVP was a 15-time All-Star and in his prime was arguably the most dominant player in the league.
Pairing with Kobe Bryant in L.A., the two were often considered the best two players in the league and probably cost each other MVP votes.