Both Shaquille O’Neal and Phil Jackson attended an American Express event on Monday. They spoke about how champions are made in the NBA and how the Lakers became a dynasty again in the 2000s, but’s that’s not all they spoke about.
As we all know, Shaq has always had a great sense of humor and according to some this ‘sense of humor’ has involved some nudity. When asked about how Shaq’s fun loving personality translated on the court, Phil Jackson had this to say:
“Well, you know, numbers of times, he could crack a team up with humorous effects on the floor. There were times when he shocked us all in a practice situation, especially when he showed up nude with just his shoes on.”
— Dime Magazine (@DimeMag) June 7, 2016
This is not the first time we hear about Shaq appearing nude. Back in 2014 Suns Head Coach at the time, Alvin Gentry, said the following about Shaq’s time in Phoenix:
“Every few days or every week or so” the big man would come barreling around a locker room corner completely nude and tackle a teammate or coaching staff member to the ground where he would roll around with them in what he called “Brazilian naked wrestling.”
As for Jackson’s recent comments, Shaq just smiled and responded, “I don’t remember.”