Once upon a time, Shaquille O'Neal was a budding thespian of sorts. The former NBA great starred in such cinematic "masterpieces" as Kazaam and Steel. Of course, it was this wanderlust with the film industry that led many to speculate if O'Neal would ever fulfill his massive potential on the court (it was also a factor in Kobe Bryant's myriad frustrations with the gregarious big man). Thankfully, O'Neal stepped away from motion pictures and eventually won four titles. An analyst on TNT since 2011, Shaq is clearly still a ham though. Watch the bit he carried out Tuesday night with fellow commentator Brent Barry:
If that guitar-smashing looks familiar, you might remember John Belushi's turn as John "Bluto" Blutarsky in the 1978 comedy classic "Animal House":
We prefer the original. But The Big Diesel is still pretty funny.
The Truth Hurts
Moving to action on the court, New York Knicks guard Iman Shumpert had a big night against the crosstown rival Brooklyn Nets. First, he put future Hall of Famer Paul Pierce on the floor with a killer crossover.
Then, he finished off an alley-oop dunk with authority.
The Knicks won 109-98.
Hefty Lefty weighs in
Finally, former University of Kentucky quarterback Jared Lorenzen offered up the tweet of the day while reacting to the NCAA's new food policy.
I'll tell u what the NCAA really lucked out that I don't have any eligibility left.
— jared lorenzen (@JaredLorenzen22) April 15, 2014
After all, this is a guy who also goes by J. Load and The Pillsbury Throwboy.
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