During the NBA pre-show on TNT, Shaq had a new look while tending to his hosting duties.
His fellow hosts couldn’t help but recognize his new hairline so Shaq decided to address the elephant in the room.
Shaq began while describing why his new haircut, “Let’s just get it out the way America,” which was apparently the result of a lost bet to his friend Dwyane Wade. “I had a bet against one of my good friends D Wade.”
Shaq said the actual bet was on the game between the Miami Heat and the Milwaukee Bucks. Shaq said that he predicted Milwaukee would be victorious over the Heat by 20 points and went ahead and put his money on the team.
“I said Milwaukee was going to win by 20 and the Heat won and I said ‘well what do you want me to do? pay you?’” Shaq said about his bet with D Wade. “He said ‘nah. You got to let your hairline grow. We want to see your hairline looking like Kenny Smith.’ So I just lined it up for y’all to see where my hairline starts and I look good.”
Shaq said he plans to keep his hair like that for the whole week because he was so proud of his new look. His co-hosts chuckled as an undaunted Shaq maintained that energy.
After he gave an emotional speech at Kobe’s memorial, it’s good to see Shaq is in better spirits, paying tribute to his good friend: The late legend Kobe Bryant.
We’re still wishing healing to all of Kobe’s loved ones including Shaq.