Shaquille O'Neal's appearance on Conan O'Brien's late night talk show last night began with the 7-foot-1 former NBA player walking out onto the stage donning a Conan look-a-like red wig. Hilarious. Then the 7-foot-1 Shag then proceeded to maul Conan side-kick Andy Richter on the guest couch and later tried squeezing his 300-pound frame into a little go-kart for a race with the host. Let's put it mildly to the big guy-- none of it really worked.
The four-time NBA champion, who never met a camera he didn't like, appeared on the TBS show as a cross-promotion for his new gig on TV. Shaq had been hired by TBS sister station TNT as an NBA analyst.
The charming O'Neal is no stranger to the small screen and has appeared on Saturday Night Live and even had his own reality show, but some of his shtick is getting thinner than Conan himself. What diet has that guy been on?
Even his first appearance as an analyst on TNT wasn't without controversy after the mumbling Shaq took a personal shot at Miami Heat player Chris Bosch after Shaq's former NBA championship team lost in the NBA Finals.
Superman (or whatever name O'Neal goes by these days) may not be a Hubie Brown (at least he's more appealing to the eye) in the analyst department, but Shaq doesn't take himself seriously and, if you can understand one out of every three words he says, O'Neal is sometimes pretty funny-- and not in a "Shazam" kind of way.