He wins the NBA snoring title.
Retired basketball legend Shaquille O’Neal put the zzzs in “Kazaam” after his “NBA on TNT” co-hosts caught him sleeping — quite loudly — while on the job. The original Instagram story of the Shaq-nap has since disappeared, however, the footage is currently going viral on Twitter.
The brief clip, posted by O’Neal’s colleague Dwyane Wade, depicts the 48-year-old hall-of-famer slumbering in his office while fellow analysts Wade and Candace Parker look on in amusement. Encasing Shaq’s head is a bizarre bubble-like apparatus — which some commenters have claimed is a CPAP machine to reduce the ex-All-Star’s sleep apnea symptoms.
“What the hell is going on here,” an aghast Wade, 39, can be heard saying. “We supposed to be working.”
If that wasn’t ridiculous enough, the 7-foot-1 Lakers legend begins snoring ferociously, causing the bystanders to collapse into a fit of giggles.
“Listen closely what kind of roar is this,” reads the on-screen caption.
The clip ends without them waking the sleeping giant.