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Shaquille O’Neal makes good on threat, goes sans pants on air (vids)


Shaquille O’Neal vowed that if Dwight Howard didn’t notch a certain stat line during the Houston Rockets’ game Thursday against the Chicago Bulls, he’d go sans pants during one of the final segments on the night’s “NBA on TNT” show.

Suffice to say, Howard failed to reach the agreed-upon stat line.

O’Neal expressed the utmost faith that the Rockets center could post 18 points and seven rebounds in Thursday’s game. Unfortunately for O’Neal — and the rest of America, as it happens — Howard only scored seven points while managing to reach the rebound mark by pulling down 13 boards.

This led to a staged but amusing confrontation between O’Neal and hosts Casey Stern and Isiah Thomas. Hilarity of course ensued, not to mention the Big Aristotle getting a bit roughed up in the process.

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Later a supposedly bruised, battered and beaten O’Neal, rocking a cane and head bandage, limped his way onto the set, sans pants.

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Good stuff. Terrifying, too.

[H/T SB Nation]