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Shaquille O’Neal stopped by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Thursday night to talk about his current gig, Inside The NBA on TNT.

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At the beginning of their conversation, Jimmy asks Shaq if he has any New Years’ resolutions he’s sticking to this time around. In response, the famous baller talks about how terrible 2020 was for everyone–especially him, as he lost both his sister and his longtime friend and Lakers teammate Kobe Bryant. Because of such a hard year causing him to be tired and lethargic, he made a point of being more active and getting more sleep, which he’s been doing for about 6 months at this point.

On a lighter note, Jimmy shows a clip of O’Neal from a few months back, in which he FaceTimes one of his friends, Kevin Hart. Shaq asks Kevin to see his kids and ends up betting him $1,000 that once they see him on the phone, they’ll light up. Unfortunately for the big baller, Kevin’s son, Kenzo, starts crying and even gagging the second he sees Shaq on the other end of the phone.

Check out Shaq and Jimmy’s hilarious conversation for yourself down below:


In other Shaq news, the former NBA player has been recently given a new position as a Community Relations Director in Georgia. The Henry County Sherriff’s Office confirmed the news yesterday (Jan.22) but specifics about what his job will entail have not been released yet.

TMZ noted that Shaq is looking forward to “bringing the community closer” through his new role.

This isn’t the first time we’ve seen the former Lakers player flex his social activism bone. Back in September of last year, “The Big Aristotle” teamed up with Amex to give out a grant worth $10 million to support small black businesses during the pandemic.



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