Almost every kid dreams of having an amazing treehouse. It’s an adolescent rite of passage, regardless of your social class, ethnicity, or regional upbringing. But some kids, unfortunately, never get to see that dream become a reality. Some kids, for instance, are too busy trying to become the best basketball player in the world.
That’s one reason why the Animal Planet show Treehouse Masters exists. Friday night’s episode featured none other than NBA legend and TNT personality Shaquille O’Neal, who commissioned the showrunners to build his dream treehouse at his Georgia home.
The result was truly impressive, and the big fella simply couldn’t contain his childlike glee when they unveiled the cozy wooden structure that features all sorts of personalized touches.
“As a youngster, I did kid things but, you know, when you are focused on becoming the best basketball player in the world, you miss out on a lot,” Shaq said. “I’m looking forward to it.”
The speakeasy style treehouse features a stairs designed to accommodate his a man of his size, a mahogany door, poker table, fire pit, and, of course, an oversize portrait of Shaq himself, and it wouldn’t all be a stretch to say it’s nicer than several apartments I’ve lived in.