Shaq On Dancing With The Stars? Don’t Hold Your Breath

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Dancing With The Stars has a unique ability to grab any star to join their show. That is, until Shaq closed the door in their face. The Hall of Famer’s personality would be a perfect fit, but he explains why he won’t join the show.

“I can’t do it, yeah I wouldn’t do it now,” he said to Us Weekly. “I like being the innovator. If it was Season 1, I would do it. But I can’t do it in Season 2 (or after).

We’ve seen NFL players like Tony Gonzalez, but never an athlete over 7 feet tall and weighing 300 pounds. Shaq can still move his feet though. He gave us a sneak peek with his Jabbawockeez collaboration in 2009:

Maybe this means O’Neal just needs a sweetener to join the show. Nerves have never been a factor for the Big Diesel, so he seems genuine when he says innovation is his thing. If he wants innovation, then production needs to get creative. No one’s ever walked out with a dance crew like Shaq in ’09, and that’s why he did it. Give Shaq something no one else has had in DWTS, and we just might get him to sign on.

Let’s get it done, ABC.

Written by Gary Sheffield, Jr

Gary Sheffield Jr is the son of should-be MLB Hall of Famer, Gary Sheffield. He covers basketball and baseball for, chats with the Purple and Gold faithful on LakersNation, and shitposts on Twitter. You can follow him at GarySheffieldJr

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