“I would never put Halle Berry & Shag in one sentence”

Shaquille O’Neal can do anything. As a Hall of Famer, actor, DJ, investor, entrepreneur and analyst, the NBA legend has become one of the most recognizable figures in basketball history. From the moment he broke his first backboard, O’Neal had the eyes of the world on him.

After a long and successful run in the NBA, O’Neal stayed close to the game by landing a big role on TNT’s Inside the NBA. While his busy schedule keeps him fairly busy, he still makes time for The Big Podcast, which he hosts with Spice Adams and Nischelle Turner.

While the trio like to keep things as PG as possible most of the time, there was one episode last year that got quite a bit of attention. In an episode titled “The Big Bacon,” the Hall of Famer was asked to play the “Marry, Shag, Kill Game.” Shaquille O’Neal had to choose between Rihanna, Halle Berry and Paula Patton.

When discussing a recent series of tracks that O’Neal sent to his co-hosts, it was pointed out that Rihanna, Berry and Patton were all credited in one song. When Nischelle Turner asked him to play the marry, shag, kill game with the three women, his response was legendary:

“You’re really forcing me to do this. Rihanna, I have to get married. Halle, I have to take a date. I would never put Halle Berry and sex in one sentence. I will never disrespect this woman… and then I will have to get rid of Paula Patton.”

Below you can listen to the remix of the song that Shaquille O’Neal and his co-hosts talked about.

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Shaquille O’Neal aka DJ Diesel

Of course, Shaquille O’Neal is quite an accomplished DJ herself. After the release of his first album in 1993, O’Neal switched from tight rhymes to hot beats.

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As a DJ, Shaquille O’Neal has performed on some of the biggest stages around the world including Lollapalooza where he rocked the house in 2019. While some may think his success is simply a result of his notoriety as an NBA player, O’Neal takes his music pretty seriously.

His Super Bowl weekend Shaq’s Fun House shows have become iconic and allowed him to collaborate with some of music’s biggest names. He spoke about his transition from basketball to music in an interview with EDM.com back in February.

“Athletes who want to be musicians don’t understand that you can’t just use your platform to become successful. If the art you make is crazy, people will politely – or rudely – say, ‘No thanks’.”

“It was clear to me from the start. I went into the studio with Redman, Erik Ermon, Al Skratch, Def Jef and other legendary musicians and told them to teach me. It’s all about positioning yourself close to the right people. “

Below is footage of Shaquille O’Neal aka DJ Diesel knocking down the house at Lollapalooza 2019.

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