Shaquille O’Neal has mostly centered his career on the game of basketball, but he has expressed interest in other sports as well. Fans would find it interesting to know that Dusty Rhodes, a WWE legend, and Shaq previously crossed paths. Many people think the former wrestler is among the best to ever compete. He did work for the WWF before it became the WWE, after all.
Shaq is regarded as an NBA icon in his own right, thus their encounter generated a lot of interest and caught the attention of fans. Let’s examine what transpired and how fans reacted to images of their interaction in more detail.
NBA fans were shocked to find Shaquille O Neal towering over Dusty Rodes
To be honest, Shaq, who is listed at 7 1 inches tall, is not the tallest person in the world. When compared to the four-time NBA champion, legends from other sports appear to be almost microscopic. Even though Rodes was undoubtedly seen as larger than life, it was clear from the images of his encounter with Shaq that he was considerably shorter than O Neal.
Shaquille O Neal and Dusty Rhodes pic.twitter.com/tl57SBzbNv
Allan (@allan_cheapshot) April 10, 2023
The listed height and weight of Dusty Rhodes are 6 2 and 275 pounds, respectively. Fans are accustomed to seeing him stand taller than anyone nearby. However, given their great height disparity, even Dusty was forced to look up at Shaq or at the very least raise his head when speaking with him.
Dusty makes Shaq s hand seem only giant and not gargantuan
Casey James Tartuffe (@casey_cunniff) April 11, 2023
Shaq has consistently demonstrated a talent for drama and entertainment. When competing in the NBA, there was something that could never be accomplished enough. He has therefore compared other sports, such as wrestling, and complimented the participants for displaying expertise in the same field that O Neal values. The amount of hair on Shaq’s head in the photos indicates that he was pretty young when he met Dusty.
Not all fans will be aware that Shaq has been involved in the world of professional wrestling for some time. He even made a few cameos, which at the time surely surprised the crowd. He even faced Cody Rhodes, Dusty Rhodes’ son. So, it really shouldn’t come as a surprise that he got along well with Dusty Rhodes.