Basketball Legend Shaquille O’Neal Pops Up On Twitch & Kisses Gamer
The pro player was not expecting that during Super Smash Bros.
Shaquille O’Neal - basketball legend and sports icon - has appeared on Twitch to surprise a pro gamer.
Shaq, the former NBA player and Basketball Hall of Fame star, was at TwitchCon for an event and decided to get involved. He jumped one pro gamer mid-stream and dished out the kisses (or he was attemtping to eat his head, it’s tough to tell which.)
It wasn’t COMPLETELY random though. Shaq is actually big into eSports as an investor in NRG eSports. As a result he’s got a business relationship with RuneScape streamer Ice_Poseidon and Super Smash Bros. pro Nairoby “Nairo” Quezada, both of whom signed for NRG.
Shaq was with them on a Twitch stream but didn’t actually play a game, which viewers WERE NOT impressed with, saying: “THEY HAVENT PLAYED DOUBLES YET WTF,” referring to Double mode in Super Smash Bros.
It’s been suggested that the Shaq’s head-gobbling-kiss move was actually a nod to Ganandorf’s “flame choke” special attack from Super Smash Bros. but who knows? Either way it’s good to see pro sports and eSports getting along so well, right?
- By Luke Edwards @eelukee