The bigger they are, the harder they fall, and when you're as big as Shaq, you can fall pretty hard.
The 7'1", 325-pound NBA legend took a tumble on the set of the "Inside the NBA" halftime report on TNT during Wednesday night's Rockets-Clippers playoff game. He appeared to get tangled up in a cable and went down so hard he literally fell out of his shoe.
Being Shaq -- in other words, being AWESOME -- he immediately hopped on Twitter to make fun of himself. "Dam I'm clumsy," he tweeted with a video of the plunge, along with "I almost broke my dam leg lol."
But then he took it to Shaq-tastic new levels, offering to pay $500 for whoever turned his fall into the best #Shaqtinafall meme:
The hashtag, #Shaqtinafall, is a play on his "Shaqtin' a Fool" segment on "Inside the NBA," which highlights crazy moments on and off the court.
Already, #Shaqtinafall has given us some instant classics:
Yall gotta let Shaq live lmfao pic.twitter.com/dwROZsmaeJ
— A. Bailey ツ (@ABuckets42) May 7, 2015
Maymeather vs shaqiou pic.twitter.com/951Ct3i6sS
— I Am Ironman (@TopFlightChief) May 7, 2015
— SB Nation (@SBNation) May 7, 2015
— Joel (@jbhofmann) May 7, 2015
— J. Labisch (@JohnLabisch) May 7, 2015
Shaq's fall literally happened about an hour ago and they already made stuff like this😂😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/eTH0iqOURB
— De La Jokezz‼️ (@doitlikenojoke) May 7, 2015
DOWN GOES SHAQ pic.twitter.com/hjRcHq5v33
— SB Nation GIF (@SBNationGIF) May 7, 2015
— Dunks (@adunkel2016) May 7, 2015
— Mr. Cinco De Mayo (@KingHyde12) May 7, 2015
There have even been some video entries:
So far, however, the big man has an early favorite:
This guy is winning so far keepem comin pic.twitter.com/wZQM8DdMdg
Shaq, who describes himself on Twitter as "VERY QUOTATIOUS, I PERFORM RANDOM ACTS OF SHAQNESS," is still accepting entries under the #Shaqtinafall hashtag as of late Wednesday night -- so break out the Photoshop and get to work.
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