Sports | March 4, 2020 11:07 am

Shaq Puts Hairline on Full Display After Losing Bet to Dwyane Wade

Shaq bet that the Bucks would blow out the Heat on Monday. They didn't.

Shaq and Wade in Miami
Shaquille O'Neal and Dwyane Wade of the Miami Heat sit on the bench during the 2007 Eastern Conference Quarterfinals.
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TNT’s Shaquille O’Neal is apparently not one to renege on a bet, which is why the famously clean-shaven NBA Hall of Famer is now sporting a hairline made for Twitter jokes. The Lakers and Heat legend lost a bet to fellow TNT personality Dwyane Wade, but instead of asking for money, the Miami star asked his former Heat teammate to show off his natural hairline.

Thankfully, Shaq obliged:

The bet dates back to Monday’s Miami Heat-Milwaukee Bucks showdown in South Florida on Monday; O’Neal was confident that the league-leading Bucks would blow out Miami by 20, going as far as betting with Wade on the result. Miami turned the tables on Shaq, though, winning the game comfortably by 15 points. And thus, the hairline bet was won, allowing TNT viewers revel in the glory of the big man going au naturel for a week.

Not one to take such a punishment lying down, Shaq did throw a shot at one of his Inside the NBA co-hosts, saying his hairline now looks like Kenny Smith’s. Credit where credit is due, Shaq is both a gracious loser and entirely correct in his assessment of his own head.

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