At the end of his career, O’Neal suffered a torn Achilles, which ended his career in the NBA. He was fortunate to land a spot on the NBA on TNT, where the comical and infamous Shaqtin’ a fool’ bloopers segment was created.
Shaqtin’ aims the laughs at all current players who make mistakes on the court from tripping and falling, down to passing the ball into the crowd. There are a limitless amount of bloopers that stem from the segment, and this time O’Neal’s ex-teammate Dwyane Wade has a target on his back.
In Game 1 of the Eastern Conference first round, Wade ran down the lane and leaped for what has been a token dunk for him throughout the years. Only this time Wade jammed it onto the side of the rim, never getting high enough to slam it down.
Since this has never been seen before, the old jokes are bound to start surfacing, and Wade fully expects to be on the next Shaqtin’ segment.
“It’s an honor to be on ‘Shaqtin a Fool.’ Tell Shaq I’m 35.”
It’s great that Wade isn’t taking the blown dunk too seriously and gets a giggle out of it himself.
If you ask Shaq about his old teammate who dazzled crowds with high-flying dunks and lightning cross court speed, and what he thinks about the dunk, he’ll say what he always does. Father Time never loses.