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Thursday, August 5, 2010

Shaquille O'Neal and Justin Bieber....dancin?

By Trey Kerby

If there are two things in the entire world that Shaquille O'Neal(notes) loves more than anything else, they are:

1) Dancing
2) Being famous

Somewhere further down that list is playing basketball, but in the summer that definitely takes a back seat to chillin', loungin' and cuttin' up. However, there is another activity that Shaq enjoys, and it's rapidly rising up his list of favorite things — hanging out with Justin Bieber.

You've seen him singing to the 16-year-old wunderkind, now you get to marvel in the glory of Shaq learning a dance routine from Biebdawg. Why? I don't know, but it really happened.

With moves like that, it's easy to see why the Celtics wanted — or perhaps more accurately, couldn't find a good reason to pass up — the well-traveled giant. The Celtics' dancers are a recent addition to the storied franchise and adding a well-known choreographer will really legitimize the squad in the eyes of Boston fans. Shaq's already earned his stripes as a premium rug-cutter, so adding him to the team is a no-brainer. Instant credibility.

Wait. Shaq's playing for the Celtics? Not dancing? Oh. Nevermind.

In that case, this must be part of "Shaq Vs." for when he'll take on the teenage heartthrob in a dance competition. That makes a lot more sense than my cockamamie Shaq dancing for the Celtics theory. Well, not a lot more since it's still a Hall of Fame center challenging a 16-year-old to a dance-off on national television, but at least a tiny bit of sense is made with this explanation.

(h/t You Been Blinded)