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You know you want to watch Shaq smash Brent Barry’s guitar
When a towering all-star requests a song, you listen.
Should Hollywood be bold enough to remake Animal House in the next few years, then Shaquille O’Neal may qualify for a role based on nothing more than his guitar-bashing technique. Here, in a goofy video for Inside the NBA, he interrupts fellow basketball champ and commentator Brent Barry’s impromptu jam session, imparting a grave lesson about sticking to the “classics.”
But don’t worry, sensitive musicians: the acoustic guitar barely suffers before being pulverized into sawdust. Imagine if it had to endure an actual verse from “Jessie’s Girl.”
Next up: breaking Jon Barry’s turntable over one knee.
Miles Klee is a novelist and web culture reporter. The former editor of the Daily Dot’s Unclick section, Klee’s essays, satire, and fiction have appeared in Lapham’s Quarterly, Vanity Fair, 3:AM, Salon, the Awl, the New York Observer, the Millions, and the Village Voice. He's the author of two odd books of fiction, 'Ivyland' and 'True False.'