While he’s best known these days for telling everybody where he is on Twitter, Shaquille O’Neal has also been known as the most dominant center to ever play the game of basketball. He’s also quite the practical joker, as there has seldom been a teammate who hasn’t felt the wrath of Shaq’s sense of humor. Of course, when you play so many jokes on people, sooner or later it’s going to come back to haunt you.
That finally happened on Tuesday when Shaq’s teammate Louis Amundson filled O’Neal’s car with about a million little pink styrofoam pieces (video of which can be seen here). Shaq immediately vowed revenge on Amundson for his prank, and it didn’t take him very long to get it.
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If Lou Amundson is identified for one thing besides his blue collar work ethic on the court, it’s probably his long golden locks. The guy has long blond hair like a surfer, and clearly he takes pride in it. If you want to hit Lou where it hurts you have to go after his hair, right?
Shaq (with the help of some teammates) tracked down Lou Amundson this afternoon and held him down while Shaq used clippers to take a patch of hair off his head. Mission accomplished, but while he was at it, Shaq also gave Lou’s eyebrows the “Racing Stripes”.
Of course, cutting somebody’s hair and shaving lines in their eyebrows is not sufficient enough punishment for daring to mess with Shaq Diesel. The Big Cactus also figured out a way to possibly profit off of his new found feud.
O’Neal arrived at the arena Wednesday night in a shirt bearing a photo of Amundson’s face on a woman’s body and reading “Louisa Amundson.” He said he made 2,000.
“It’s not over, Lou, it’s not over,” O’Neal said.
This is the type of thing that happens when you miss the playoffs. You suddenly find yourself with a ton of free time to kill.