Shaquille O’Neal’s hairline has lastly seen the sunshine of day.
The usually bald NBA legend introduced throughout Tuesday’s pregame present for NBA on TNT that he’d misplaced a wager to former participant Dwyane Wade and, in consequence, was compelled to develop out his hair sufficient that his hairline was seen.
“Let’s simply get it out of the way in which, America. I had a wager in opposition to certainly one of my good pals, D. Wade,” O’Neal mentioned, explaining that he’d wager on the Milwaukee Bucks to win in opposition to Wade’s former crew, the Miami Warmth, however they’d misplaced the sport.
Sadly for O’Neal, Wade was not keen on a financial prize. As an alternative, Wade requested that the 47-year-old uncover his hairline.
“I simply lined it up for y’all, so y’all can see the place my hairline begins,” O’Neal mentioned, because the NBA on TNT panel, which included a really smug-looking Wade, burst into laughter.
“I look good, and I’m proud to do it, and I’m protecting all of it week,” O’Neal added.
In one other video posted to the NBA on TNT Instagram just a few hours later, O’Neal backed himself in opposition to the mockery.
“I wanna hear all of the feedback. Harm my emotions, cos I look good. I don’t give a rattling what you’re speaking about,” he mentioned, laughing. “Yeah go on, I wanna hear all of the imply feedback, cos I’m protecting it.”
Commenters have been pleased to take the bait.
“His hairline goes up to now again that the Historical past Channel made a present about it,” one particular person joked.
“Nobody gonna see it. They gonna have to leap,” mentioned one other.
“Shaq must plug again in and let his hair end charging,” one other fan wrote.
Sadly, it appeared his confidence did little to discourage the onslaught. NBA on TNT posted a picture of his brow just a few hours later with just a few, er, extra edits…