Monday, February 16, 2009
Shaq Gives Jabbawockeez More Publicity with Dance at All-Star Game
Consider this Exhibit A for the gallery of evidence that any publicity is good publicity.
Donning one of the white phantom masks, Shaq performed his own dance tributeTO the Jabbawockeez at the 2009 NBA All-Star game last night. You probably recognized them from the What is G? Commercial series by Gatorade. Mr. O'Neal tried his hand in movies and music, but watching him rap and act was almost as painful as watching him shoot free throws. A few years later, he enlisted as an officer in the Miami-Dade Police Department and to track down internet predators, but a restraining order ended that part-time gig.
A quick glance at Google Trends suggests the Jabbawockeez should be pretty grateful for Shaq's "performance". The funny thing is, Shaq is still popular, but most of today's youth probably know more about Dwight Howard and Chris Paul, two of the league's youngest superstars. 10 years ago, this stunt by Shaq would have been an AMAZING plug. I'm just trying to decide which character looks more foolish: Kazam or Jabbawockee?
By Matt O'Hern at 09:30 AM | Comments (2)