Shaq Channels His Inner Bob Cobb

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12.21.10 3 Comments

As the Boston Celtics continue to steamroll their competition with 13-consecutive wins and the second best record in the NBA at 22-4, Shaquille O’Neal is still working on his campaign to be the most beloved figure in Boston sports. His latest PR exploits involved him taking charge of the Boston Pops Orchestra and the Tanglewood Festival Chorus for a few songs at the Holiday Pops Concert last night at Boston’s Symphony Hall. The Big Leonard Bernstein led the way for Michael Jackson’s “Can You Feel It”, “We Are the Champions” and “Sleigh Ride”.

Shaq wore the standard uniform of classical conductors – a black tuxedo with tails – while some of the performers wore Celtics gear to honor Boston’s center, who is averaging just over 11 points per game this season. According to, Shaq said that conducting the Pops was a task more difficult than his Shaq Vs. dance-off with Justin Bieber. Of course, watching Shaq Vs. is the most difficult task of them all. *bowtie spins, plays skin flute solo*

Video of Shaq conducting “Sleigh Ride” after the jump…

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