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Shaquille O'Neal Reveals Why He'd Never Do 'Dancing With the Stars'

Don’t count on seeing Shaquille O’Neal on the dance floor anytime soon.

The 48-year-old basketball legend opened up in an interview with Us Weekly about whether he’d join the cast of Dancing With the Stars one day.

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“I can’t do it, yeah. I wouldn’t do it now,” he said.

“I like being the innovator. If it was season 1, I would do it. But I can’t do it in season 2 [or after].”

He also commented on former NBA player Charles Oakley competing on the show.

“I thought his feet work was pretty nice. He looked really good at something that they’d been wanting me to do for a while, but I don’t have enough discipline and courage to do it.”

“[Charles] looks really good. Now, he was always a guy that stayed in shape and it was really good and his outfit and his hips are still working really good.”

He also revealed he just did something political for the first time.

Shaquille O'Neal Reveals He Voted for the Very First Time

Shaquille O’Neal just did something for the first time in his life: vote!

The 48-year-old former NBA star revealed on his The Big Podcast with Shaq that he voted for the very first time in the 2020 Presidential Election.

“I voted for the first time, and it feels good,” Shaq said.

He went on to say that the major factor in his decision to cast his ballot this year was that he had become more involved in various voting campaigns.

“You know I always like being honest on my podcast. I’ve never voted before, America. But, now I’m doing all these voting campaigns, and you know one thing I never like to do is be a hypocrite,” Shaq explained.

He also expressed that he had “no excuse” for not voting in past elections, and knows he might get “roasted” for admitting that he didn’t vote before.

Shaq did not reveal who he voted for.

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New Mom Katy Perry Pumps in Voting PSA: 'Get Pumped to Vote'

Katy Perry is pumped up!

The 35-year-old Smile singer shared a celebrity-filled PSA encouraging followers to vote on Monday (October 5).

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In the clip, Katy can be seen using a pump machine as she announces: “get pumped to vote.”

The new mom welcomed daughter Daisy with Orlando Bloom in August.

Shaquille O’Neal, Ashley Benson, Amy Schumer, Kerry Washington and Vanessa Hudgens all star in the clip as well.

“Exercise That Vote. GET PUMPED TO VOTE!!! 💪🏼 Okay so @orlandobloom and I have different views on what it means to get pumped these days 🐄 but whoever said pumping isn’t a sport… I’d like to twist their nipples clockwise for one week straight 🙃🤪 ANYWAY I am going to exercise my right to vote!!!! Especially if @JaneFonda says I should. We’re getting in shape for the race of our lives this November and it has never been more important to #ExerciseThatVote. Head to the link in my bio and check your registration status, because many state registration deadlines are happening today!!!” she wrote on her Instagram.

She also just spoke out about being a working mom. Here’s what she said!

Shaquille O'Neal's Son Shareef Sees Kobe Bryant's Jersey Number in the Clouds

Shareef O’Neal is sharing an emotional find.

The 20-year-old son of NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal shared a photo of a cloud on social media earlier in the week – which he believed appeared to take the form of the number eight, just like one of the late Kobe Bryant‘s jersey numbers.

“I can’t believe I saw this today. It sent chills through my body .. it might be a stretch to some but I see it clear as day .. even the same font. Wow, so amazing #8 🕊🐍 WE MISS YOU,” Shareef captioned the emotional post.

That number was Kobe’s first jersey number as a Los Angeles Laker, later wearing 24. He’s the only player in league history to have two jersey numbers retired within the same team.

Some fans in the comments also not only agreed with him, but felt that they saw the number two in the bottom right of the image, representing his late daughter, Gianna Bryant.

Shaq recently opened up about his first meeting with Kobe.

Shaquille O'Neal Reveals How He Met Kobe Bryant for the First Time

Shaquille O’Neal is remembering his late teammate and friend, Kobe Bryant.

The 48-year-old NBA star made an appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Thursday night (June 25).

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During his appearance, Shaq told the story of when he first met Kobe before they played together on the Los Angeles Lakers.

“Actually, Kobe reminded me of this story. I was in Orlando, and him and his family came into the locker room and he asked Penny [Hardaway] for an autograph,” he explained.

“I guess Penny kind of blew him off or whatever, I’m not sure — this is what Kobe was telling me. And then he said he came up to me, and I was real nice to him…I never knew that until he told me one day, like this rookie, ‘You remember me?’ He was like ‘I came in the locker room.’ And I was like, ‘Oh yeah, that was you.’”

“I realized what I loved about him early on was he wanted the spot. He wanted to be the best,” he went on to say.

Shaq recently revealed what he tells his sons about the police.

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Shaquille O'Neal Tells His Sons This On What To Say To Police

Shaquille O’Neal is opening up about what he tells his sons about police in light of George Floyd‘s tragic murder.

Speaking on Jimmy Kimmel Live, the 48-year-old basketball great revealed that there are things he’s told his sons, Shareef and Shaqir, and step son, Myles, on how to speak to police when they are out.

“I have that talk with them all the time. I tell them, first of all, you have to try to defuse the situation by showing respect,” Shaq explained. “Because you have to understand that these people are also out here doing their jobs.”

He also advises them to turn to him, if things should happen to get violent.

“If it happens to get rough, don’t say anything, don’t do anything, just comply. And then when all is said and done, you call me, and if stuff gets out of hand, then I will handle it,” Shaq says. “I will be the one to come around and act crazy. I don’t want you to act crazy while you’re out there by yourself. So I just try to tell them, just comply, just listen, but a lot of times that doesn’t work either.”

If you don’t know, Shaq is a sheriff’s deputy in Georgia and was sworn in 2016, and is also an auxiliary deputy in Florida in 2019.

He went through the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Reserve Academy during his time playing for the L.A. Lakers.

To get involved in the Black Lives Matter movement, see our full list of resources here.

Shaquille O'Neal Debuts His Real Hairline After Losing a Bet & It Goes Viral!

Shaquille O’Neal lost a bet to Dwyane Wade and Dwyane made Shaq show his real hairline on TV.

It all started when they bet on who would win a basketball game between the Milwaukee Bucks and the Miami Heat. The Heat, Dwyane‘s former team, won the game.

“I said, ‘Well, what do you want me to do? Pay you?’” Shaq said on TV. “He said, ‘No, you gotta let your hairline grow. We want to see your hairline looking like Kenny Smith.’”

“I just lined it up for y’all, so y’all can see where my hairline starts,” Shaq added. “And I look good. And I’m proud to do it and I’m keeping it like this all week.”

“All right, D-Wade. You win,” Shaq said, showing off his hairline.