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Three normal-sized men could fit in Shaq’s Hall of Fame jacket (pic)


A press conference was held Thursday ahead of Friday’s Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame ceremony in Springfield, Mass. Shaquille O’Neal, Allen Iverson and Yao Ming headline the class of individuals who left indelible marks on the world of basketball.

The presser included the soon-to-be inductees donning their Hall of Fame jackets. And some comic relief was provided when Shaq was presented his orange blazer.

This may come as a shocker to some readers, but Shaq is a large man. A very, very large man. For those who doubt this fact, witness how an average-sized man is completely dwarfed by O’Neal’s jacket.

Sweet sassey molassey. It’s like the Bizarro World version of “Fat Guy in a Little Coat.” A family of four could use that thing as a tent. If a stiff wind blew through the press conference that poor guy holding the jacket could have been whipped up right out of the building and ended up a few counties over.

All that aside, here’s Shaq modeling the jacket.

O’Neal clearly believes he looks good in it. And the simple act of him putting it on completely takes away from the jacket’s absurd size.

Well, not really, but at least from a perception perspective.

[CBS Sports]