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:
There will never be a better All-Star entrance than Shaq and the Jabbawockeez in 2009 pic.twitter.com/eUCzO2Vz76— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) February 17, 2019
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.
The famous Shaq vs. LeBron dance battle!😂pic.twitter.com/wTnNP1HPsO— Ballislife.com (@Ballislife) May 9, 2020
Let’s get it done, ABC.