Shaquille O’Neal Conducts The Boston Pops

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We thought Shaquille O’Neal‘s music career began and ended with the 1993 jam “(I Know I Got) Skillz,” but apparently we were so very wrong. Shaq, who currently plays for the Boston Celtics, took the stage with the Boston Pops to guest-conduct the orchestra as they played songs like “Sleigh Ride” and that old holiday nugget “We Are The Champions.”

Sounds like conducting took a toll on O’Neal, who happens to be the oldest player in the NBA. He told the Boston Globe “Actually you know I have a whole new respect for conductors. [I] went through a little rehearsal today and my arms are shot right now.” Check out the video above — Shaq’s head bobbing is fun to watch as he bops in time to the music.

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