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Last night on All Elite Wrestling: Dynamite, NBA Hall of Famer Shaquille O'Neal wrestled his first-ever wrestling match.

The four-time NBA champion went head to head with AEW star/Vice President Cody Rhodes in a mixed-tag match. AEW women's wrestler Red Velvet teamed with Rhodes while Jade Cargill made her in-ring debut as Shaq's partner.

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Shaq Slams LeBron's Icy Hot Take on Hong Kong

Shaq is the king of ads.

For people who've been following the saga of the NBA and Hong Kong, it may seem strange for Shaquille O'Neal, the emperor of commercials, to take a break from overseeing Shaqtoberfest to comment.

But did you know that Shaq is not only part owner of an NBA team—the Shaqramento Kings—he was actually once a giant basketball man? It's true! He even played for three of the same teams as noted GOAT LeBron James, and as it turns out, he has an opinion on the controversy that's unfolded between LeBron and the Houston Rockets' general manager, Daryl Morey.

In case you're unfamiliar, the story goes like this: Ongoing protests against mainland China's efforts to interfere in Hong Kong have prompted messages of support from many Americans, which China has been working to suppress. Earlier this month, Daryl Morey became one of those Americans with a now-deleted tweet that featured the slogan, "Fight For Freedom| Stand With Hong Kong," prompting a swift backlash from China and a noncommittal update from Morey. Reportedly, the NBA was urged to fire Morey, but declined.


Daryl Morey Risking His Job


Nonetheless, China is a huge market for professional basketball and, as former commissioner David Stern once said (in a pure distillation of capitalism), "I have a responsibility to my owners to make money." So a sloppy game of damage control ensued, culminating in LeBron James saying of Morey, "I believe he wasn't educated on the situation at hand, and he spoke, and so many people could have been harmed, not only financially, but physically. Emotionally. Spiritually. So just be careful what we tweet and what we say, and what we do. Even though yes, we do have freedom of speech, but there can be a lot of negative that comes with that too."

Celtics Fan Wearing "Lebron is a Bitch" Shirt Celtics fans have never felt so seen

Some have defended LeBron's comments by pointing out that he and the Lakers were actually travelling in China at the time, and no doubt they had to deal with some of the turmoil that resulted from Morey's tweet. But on the whole, the reaction has been seething internet-hatred.

Shaq Shaking Things Up

More than a week later, that hatred seemed like it was finally losing steam when suddenly Shaq stepped in to shake things up. Shaq loves to shake things up. Quoth Papa John's replacement papa, "Daryl Morey was right… one of our best values here in America is free speech. We're allowed to say what we want to say, and we're allowed to speak up about injustices, and that's just how it goes. And if people don't understand that, that's something they have to deal with."

And just like that, Kazaam's magic powers zapped life back into the story. How will LeBron respond? Does he know that the star of the Shaqfu videogame series has more championship rings than he does? And when will Shaq address his controversial friendship with infamous warlord The General? Only time will tell.

One of these men exists only to sell you car insurance, the other is on trial at the Hague

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If there's one thing I learned from watching Shaquille O'Neal dance with the Jabbawockeez, it's that Shaq's talent is completely irrelevant to how terrifying he is.

Shaq dances with Jabbawockeez at All Star www.youtube.com

Shaq is a truly gargantuan man, towering above all the measly human dancers around him. I'm honestly not even sure if his giant, lumbering motions could even be considered dancing. But that doesn't matter, because he could literally eat everyone else on that stage.

In a similar vein, I don't know if Shaq is a good rapper, but I'm also not convinced that a man as massive as Shaq can be subject to a good-bad binary. I imagine Shaq existing in a parallel, albeit loosely connected plane, whereby he slumbers like a Lovecraftian Elder God until the time arrives for his next performance. If the man says he can rap, then okay, I'll take his word for it.

So when Damian Lillard of the Portland Trail Blazers came out and said, "I think I rap better than Shaq," I'm not sure what he was hoping to accomplish. That's like saying, "I'm a better baker than that actual ogre who just baked some cookies." Like okay dude, maybe you are, but why is that the bar you're setting yourself up against? More importantly, why go out of your way to challenge a guy who can literally eat you?

Anyways, Shaq took the bait and literally ate Dame.

Shaq - Freestyle (Damian Lillard Diss) (AUDIO) www.youtube.com

Shaq goes hard: "Call me when you get a back-to-back-to-back-to-back/ Why would I wanna be a rapper, rappers wanna be Shaq." Like Dame, son, there's no coming back from that. Shaq just consumed you.

Dame tried to respond with his own diss track. Maybe it's objectively better; I have no idea and frankly don't think it matters. What can you possibly say to offend Shaq? The man has 400 million dollars and, again, is a giant basketball man.

This already played out in Kazaam when that chonk, sallow-faced white kid tried to step to genie Shaq and literally got buried in sand. Does Dame want to be Max from Kazaam? Because that's how you become Max from Kazaam.

Kazaam Rap www.youtube.com

In short, there was never even beef. Shaq simply consumed Damian Lillard alive like a Taco Bell taco.

Taco Bell "Taco Neck" - Commercial www.youtube.com

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Popdust Presents | Rachel Feinstein leaves us laughing so hard, we shed tears

Exclusive Interview with Hilarious Stand Up Celebrity Rachel Feinstein

"Is she the comedian that does all the characters?" My father so eloquently asked when I called to brag about meeting Rachel Feinstein. "She's really funny!" - yeah, that's the one.

Perhaps you recognize Rachel from her critically acclaimed Comedy Central stand up special "Amy Schumer Presents Rachel Feinstein: Only Whores Wear Purple" (yeah, that Amy Schumer). Or it's possible you've seen her recently with Amy and Louis C.K. performing at Madison Square Garden. Better yet, maybe you've seen her as a detective solving crimes with her partner "The Slammer" played by the one and only Shaq. Wherever you first encountered Ms. Feinstein, one thing is for sure: you were most likely cracking up. If you don't know her yet, that's even more reason to watch our exclusive interview below!

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The extremely talented, absurdly hilarious "Last Comic Standing" finalist graced Popdust HQ for about an hour, managed to make everyone in the office into new fans, and (as you can see in the video) stole my heart, basically immediately.

During our sit down Rachel and I dove deep into the hot-button issues facing the nation today - everything from her relationship status and disputed history as a professional juggler, to prank-texting Charles Barkley from Shaq's phone and being roommates with Amy Schumer in NYC. "I'm not a juggler" she exclaimed... but you watch the video and be the judge.

In the later half of our "off-color" interview (her words) we discussed the psychological trauma I assumed led to "all the characters" (dad's words) she portrays, and even received an impromptu visit from Ice Cold Rhoda. Rachel also told us about the pilot she recently produced with Amy, which sounds like a hit to watch for in 2017.

In the end, Rachel left Popdust a happier place than before her visit. While I remain forlorn and heartbroken over my failed attempts to land a date, we all hope she will drop in again soon for a future episode of Popdust Presents. Plus I'm pretty sure she agreed to do a show where she helps me hook up with NYU girls... so, there's that...

Check out Rachel's website, make sure to follow her on twitter! Also, if you don't watch "Only Whores Wear Purple," it's very possible Shaq is going to put you in an infant hold.

www.rachel-feinstein.com | @RachelFeinstein

Amy Schumer Presents Rachel Feinstein: Only Whores Wear Purple on Amazon

When Justin Bieber wrote in the guest book of Anne Frank's house that he hoped Anne would have been a Belieber, we said: "ok, he's arrogant." And when he referred to the "Sistine Chapel" as the "Sixteenth Chapel" on The Late Show with David Letterman, we thought: "ok, he's spent more time on stage than in the classroom." Bieber's tongue slips couldn't even make our list. Here are are the Top 10 DUMBEST Celebrity Quotes of all time:

1. Britney on Geography

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2. Paris the Princess

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3. Mike Tyson's vocabulary

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4. Jessica Simpson on marketing puns

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5. Arnold Schwartzenegger needs a dictionary

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6. Shaquille O'neil on culture

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7. Britney the explorer

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8. R.Kelly's media woes

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9. Chris Humphries associates with the real world

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10. Kanye West: the king of analogies

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