Shaquille O’Neal Conducts Legendary Boston Pops Orchestra [VIDEO]

December 21, 2010 10:47 am

(Image: Boston Pops/YouTube)

It’s well known that basketball’s big man Shaquille O’Neal enjoys a challenge off the basketball court as shown by his popular TV show “Shaq Vs.” but now the Boston Celtics star has ventured into a world that we couldn’t never predicted: classic music.

Monday night, the 7’1″ center was given the honor of conducting the legendary Boston Pops orchestra and Tanglewood Festival Chorus in a festive rendition of “Sleigh Ride” as part of the Holiday Pops Concert at Boston’s Symphony Hall.

“Actually, you know, I have a whole new respect for conductors,” he said before the performance. “I went through a rehearsal today, and my arms are shot right now.”