Shaquille O'Neal has several hilarious stories from his days as an NBA player. Whether it might be pranking his teammates or his hilarious on court moments. If we talk about all of Shaq's antics, it will take us days before we get through all of them.
Today, our focus is on something that O'Neal did during team practices. No, it's not a ritual or, well, anything normal for that matter. Instead, it's that Shaq used to occasionally practice butt-naked for some reason.
In a recent podcast, Shaq was asked by the host whether he has ever practiced naked or not. Well, looking at his reaction, it was obvious that he had done it. But considering he was surrounded by ladies, it was pretty nice of him to dodge the question.
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"Nah. I can't answer that with four lovely ladies in the room. If this is an all guys podcast, I'd tell you the truth. Nothing but the truth. But since... I'm looking at supermodels and models and lawyers and doctors and producers, nope, can't do it."
Well, Shaq might have dodged the question here. But his former head coach Phil Jackson spilled the beans about the time when O'Neal showed up to practice wearing nothing but his shoes.
"Well, you know, a number of times, he could crack a team up with humorous effects on the floor. There were times when he shocked us all in a practice situation, especially when showed up nude with just his shoes on."
Now, that's one way to make sure that the team is in a humorous mood. But we are sure that if you asked any of O'Neal's teammates, that must have been a scary experience for them. Something that they would hope never happens, even to their worst enemies.