Shaq plays Mortal Kombat X, does his thing

But which character did he pick?


Imad Khan

Internet Culture

Published May 28, 2015   Updated May 28, 2021, 5:37 pm CDT

You could put Shaquille O’Neal in a documentary about the Amish, and he would still find a way to make it entertaining.

Luckily Shaq wasn’t asked to churn butter, but rather to play a resounding three-game match of Mortal Kombat X with NBA legend and commentator Kenny Smith.

In the first game we see Shaq opt to go with Jason Vorhees, from Friday the 13th, while Kenny went with Ferra & Torr. Smith handedly took the first match. But this is Mortal Kombat, where the combat finishers go from insane, to brutal, to comically violent. It got so violent it even caught the two offguard.

For the second game, Shaq stuck it out with Vorhees while Smith opted to go for Kotal Khan. Shaq won the second match, and of course had to yell “I am Kazaam!”

Shaq really should start his own Twitch channel.

Screengrab via Mortal Kombat Community/YouTube

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*First Published: May 28, 2015, 11:20 pm CDT