Watch: Shaq's freestyle rap before TNT show was truly awesome

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Shaquille O'Neal is a man complete with a pretty impressive basketball resume. During his superb NBA career from 1992-2011, he won four NBA championship, three NBA Finals MVPs, a season-long MVP award and made 15 All-Star games. To go along with it, he also made the All-NBA First Team eight times and has had his number retired by two teams (Lakers and Heat).

Basically, you could rave about the accolades of Shaquille O'Neal for quite a while. One thing that fans probably didn't know that he was capable of, was dropping a crazy freestyle rap. The reason why I say that, is because I didn't know Shaq was capable of it either.

Well, he put all that to bed pretty quickly when he decided to rip off a freestyle before one of his recent TNT shows, according to Sports Illustrated's official Twitter.


That was actually (very surprisingly) awesome. While Shaq did lose it a bit at times, he always seemed to bounce right back. I mean, he rapped about anything from co-anchor Kenny Smith, to pillows, to the people working behind-the-scenes of the show. Honestly, it was pretty epic.

I'm not going to go as far as saying that Shaq should quit his day job to pursue an acting career, but let's also not forget that this isn't the first time that he's rapped. He has four studio albums, two compilation albums, two soundtracks and nine singles. He signed to Jive Records back in 1993 also, and his album 'Shaq Diesel' made it all the way up to No. 25 on the Billboard 200.

Maybe Shaq deserves a bit more love for his rap game. But with that said, freestyling is a whole lot different than coming up with lyrics for a song. This legitimately seemed to be something the Diesel was coming up with on the fly, which is what makes it even more exceptional.

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