HOUSTON, TEXAS – APRIL 04: Former NBA player and commentator Shaquille O’Neal looks on prior to the 2016 NCAA Men’s Final Four National Championship game between the Villanova Wildcats and the North Carolina Tar Heels at NRG Stadium on April 4, 2016 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)
By RODNEY HO/ email@example.com, originally filed Wednesday, June 1, 2016
Shaquille O’Neal has tried comedy, acting as well as rapping. Now he’s placing all those skills under the test as a Lyft driver in Atlanta hidden under a bevy of wigs and beards.
He’s Charles, the bracelet maker. He’s Pierre (not French). He’s Goose, a cop. He plays some sort of Jamaican dude whose favorite movie is “Kazam.” He beat boxes. He provides tips to one woman on how to shoot a free throw. Then he does the ‘big reveal.”
My visit to a Shaq menswear promotion in 2014 at Macy’s Lenox.
Shaq spends a lot of time nowadays in Atlanta shooting his TNT “Inside the NBA” show and owns a $1.15 million estate here. He also does a podcast with 680/The Fan’s John Kincade.