Shaquille O’Neal was forced to grow out his natural hairline after losing a bet to Dwayne Wade. Shaq bet that the Milwaukee Bucks would bear the Miami Heat on Monday night, but, alas, the Heat won 105-89. And since money means nothing to uber-rich basketball stars, Dwayne chose the public humiliation of his good friend as payment. The big reveal occurred on Tuesday night’s pregame show for NBA on TNT.
“I said so what do you want me to do? Pay you? He said, ‘Nah, you have to let your hairline grow out. We want to see your hairline looking like Kenny Smith,’” O’Neal said Wade told him of the former Houston Rockets star.
Despite having to take on the punishment, O’Neal explained he isn’t ashamed.
“I just lined it up for y’all, so y’all can see where my hairline stars,” O’Neal said as the camera zoomed in to show his hairline starting extremely far back on his head.
“I look good, and I’m proud to do it, and I’m keeping it all week,” O’Neal added.
And roast they did. I don’t get most of these burns, since me no like sports, but here’s a selection: “Shaq’s hairline looks like where Steph Curry be hitting his threes”, “Barber: What you want? Shaq: My free throw percentage”, and finally, one I actually understood: “Shaq hairline look like a half open sunroof”.
As chill as he seems, Shaq clearly cares about what he looks like, and made sure to visit his barber pre-reveal to get that hairline nice and sharp. Yep, a clean, flat line. As flat as the Earth, according to Professor Shaquille O’Neal.