Shaq is a man of many talents: basketball legend, expert Twitter'er, genie in "Kazaam," forgettable rapper, Beyonce impersonator, and now, symphony conductor. The Celtics Center added another feather to his cap last night (Dec. 20) in his conducting debut with the Boston Pops Orchestra.
Video: Shaq Conducts the Boston Pops
Sporting a tie and tails, Shaq (err, Mr. O'Neal -- he is a conductor, after all), led the world-famous orchestra, as well as the Tanglewood Festival Chorus, in renditions of composer Leroy Anderson's classic "Sleigh Ride" and Queen's "We Are the Champions" for the Pops' Holiday Concert.
"Sleigh Ride" is no easy task (speaking as a former band nerd), but Shaq seemed to keep up just fine -- and have a little fun with it. But he looks positively joyful conducting the ever-fitting "We Are the Champions."