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Leonard Bernshaq? O’Neal To Conduct Boston Pops During Holiday Concert

The Big Maestro? What the fungus?

Now, we all know that Shaq can “rap” (I mean, “What’s Up, Doc? Can We Rock” is an American hip hop standard, right? ), but does he possess the talents to serve as the conductor of an orchestra?

It appears we will know the answer of that question soon enough, as it has been announced that Shaquille O’Neal will serve as honorary conductor of the Boston Pops during a performance of the traditional Holiday Pops concert on Monday evening.


Shaq will climb the podium in a tailcoat and a white tie and lead the orchestra in one of the Pops’ most popular renditions, Leroy Anderson’s “Sleigh Ride.”

The Celtics’ center has truly immersed himself in the city culture since his arrival this summer. From posing as a statue in Harvard Square, to handing out toys as Shaq-a-Claus, you never quite know what O’Neal will come up with next.

It’s true: what kind of crazy shenanigans will Shaq come up with next? The mind boggles at the possible tomfoolery and skullduggery Shaq could get into in the near future. But let’s be honest – he has the time. It’s not like he seems committed to working on his game at this stage in his career. Or staying healthy, for that matter.

Shaquille O’Neal to Appear as a Guest Conductor During the Boston Pops’ Holiday Concert [NESN]