December 14, 2022
So July 1 against the Nationals next season comes with one heck of a promotion.The Phillies will apparently be hosting a postgame concert from Shaq. It's real.
A Hall of Fame center in basketball, Shaquille O'Neal has always been a man of many talents. He dropped a few rap albums in the 90s, starred in a few movies (like Kazaam) and many, many commercials, and is a regular member of TNT's Inside the NBA crew during the week.
He also always had a passion for DJing, which he picked up in his teens and carried throughout his playing days, getting more publically involved in his hobby once he retired from the NBA in 2011.
He started with performances in nightclubs and on live streams, then progressed over the years to the big stages of EDM festivals and even his own organized events.
Now it looks like a stop at Citizens Bank Park this summer will be in the mix too, hopefully after a Phillies win that will really have the crowd going, and maybe with a certain victory song involved.
“I don’t know what I’m going to play until I see the crowd," O'Neal told Footwear News in an interview from last December. "When I first started out I would say, ‘Ok I have to DJ an ABG party. They’re older, some kids, I’ll bring the classics — it never works. So I have to look and be like, ‘You’re an old guy, I’ll play some ‘Jessie’s Girl’ for you. You look like a party animal I’m going to play some Weeknd for you, and you look like you smoke marijuana, so I’m going to play Nirvana for you. I just have to look at people in the crowd and play some music.”
Yeah, "Dancing on my Own" has to be on the list after the World Series run.
Anyway, Shaq got skillz, man.
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