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This popular professional athlete is now retired, but he is still in high demand as a commercial pitchman. In fact, he earns more money filming 30-second commercials than he did playing ball!

Can you guess who this famous athlete is?

See the answer after the break!

Shaquille O Neal

You were right if you guessed the handsome young lad is former L.A. Lakers and Miami Heat superstar Shaquille O'Neal! The 46-year-old TV pitchman posted this throwback photo of himself in his younger days on Instagram.com on Wednesday.

He captioned the image: "I was bumping that public enemy".

  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond

    I INSTANTLY knew it was Shaq! He still looks the same.

  • http://tidal.com/#!/us/store/album/84712684 Django the God

    That was an easy one.

    Guessing his age right here, would've been the hard part. Hes probably like 9.

  • Karen Brady

    Those are only Shaq's crusty lips. Wow though.. more money for commercials than ball? I CAN'T STAND not one of those corny General commericals.

  • http://tidal.com/#!/us/store/album/84712684 Django the God

    Pitchman... Shaq is an investor.

    I'm not even sure he'll do a commercial or pitch anything without equity.

  • http://tidal.com/#!/us/store/album/84712684 Django the God

    Crusty, that's Krispy Kreme. That's why he bought all them franchises.

  • pure_rachet

    I thought it was Meek Mill. Oops.

  • Kita Williams

    Meek was ugly [still is]

  • Candance

    lol so did I !!!! hahahaha

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  • http://tidal.com/#!/us/store/album/84712684 Django the God

    LOL F*** NO!

  • Pamela

    Me too! Lol

  • KLo

    so did I

  • Candance

    Lol for a split second I did, until I said to myself that big head is Shaq! hahahah

  • pure_rachet

    Obviously we didn't read the post lol.

  • Coy little wink

    Lol...he is not an athlete...unless you consider being lame an athletic skill

  • Coy little wink

    I knew it!!!! He's got great comedic timing that's what sells...

    I dig his personality he seems like a fun guy

  • Karen Brady

    I can't with you!

  • Quitedeliteful

    I love Shaq in them dumb commercials!!!

  • Kay Gee

    Me too. For some reason it screamed Shaq (or maybe the hint gave it away) either way I knew the answer before I clicked "read more"

  • Quitedeliteful

    Shaq has my Cryin in those dumb commercials! The General and those Icy Hot commercials!!! LOLLOLLOL!!!!!

  • leapyearpisces

    MY GOD!!!! That ring is bigger than my WHOLE hand!

  • Kay Gee

    He was better looking in years gone by.

  • iWasteTime

    Them NBA dudes still kicking themselves over Google! !

  • Kemi

    He’s funny... a comedian, athlete and a sheriff all rolled into one.... lol

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  • leapyearpisces

    I will take Shaq and the General OVER THAT DAMN Progressive BOX ANY DAY.....I real life wish I could put a hit out on him. I HATE HIM!!!!!!!!!! (and I KNOW THAT IS SUPPOSE to be the GAG), but OMG....he does his job too well. I hate him..LOLOLOLOLOL.

  • Trey

    Shaq is an icon

  • Yoni7

    I KNEW IT!

  • ?Sugar&Spice?

    How cute was Shaq.

  • We Can Do This

    I remember that beat-box. I always wanted the one that stood 3 feet off the ground and was 5 feet wide, and you needed help to get it on your shoulders. Man, the good ole days...

    Shaq would've got clowned with that little box, being that he was so tall...lol!

  • Quitedeliteful

    I would probably cause your shoulder to hurt it's so heavy...

  • We Can Do This

    I had a pair of his basketball sneakers with the pump. Things got serious when you put that air in your shoe lining!

  • http://tidal.com/#!/us/store/album/84712684 Django the God

    You said Shaq would get clowned with his boom box, but you wore Shaq shoes...

  • Vegas1989

    I had a box too...Boy, I went through some many batteries...

  • Shawty

    When? giggles

  • Vegas1989

    LOL...You don't like the Progressive Box? He is too funny.He be doing the most thinking he is a real person. I like when he said, "I brought the chinchilla". LOL

  • justlooking

    My dad had one. I woyld get hime and use it till 4pm and put it back. ??

  • Sid

    Shaq was a cutie

  • Mark mcharm

    Reebock pumps were incredible you thinking of the payless kicks he came out with

  • WutizstillHERE!

    8 D batteries all black with silver rimmed speakers was how my box rocked..
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/34728635c11f0ec2440739c989d44cd84ba769d9778090c11d8b2a877e90ee30.gif

  • http://tidal.com/#!/us/store/album/84712684 Django the God

    Yeah I had pumps. You said Shaq's though.
    Pumps an LA Gear was like iconic shoes oic the 90s.

  • bemetoo

    Never, well maybe a lil cute in the dark while you squint yours eyes after he signed that NBA contract

  • FukkFolks2018

    back when he actually had a neck lol

  • We Can Do This

    You got style points for having one.

  • We Can Do This

    Yup. Two different things.

  • justlooking

    Shooot you couldn't tell me nothing with my cassette recorder or my walk man.

    It was the life.

  • Nophace

    "Don't fret girl, go paperless. I got the discount that you neeeeed" - Progressive Box
    Hahahaha

  • tintin

    he was cuter as a kid, Malik Yoba lips and all.

  • Rayne

    Lips just as ashy. Bless his heart ?? lol

  • Karen Brady

    :-)... Nice memory

  • ?Sugar&Spice?

    LOL and he was probably 2 and a half in that pic.

  • ?Sugar&Spice?

    awww Shaq at 2.5 years old. adorable.

  • Karen Brady

    LOLOLLLL... the Progressive box in the classroom with the kids when they were like: where's your belly button? how do you go to the bathroom? CRACKED me up every damn time girl.

  • Karen Brady

    Nice!! lol

  • justlooking

    When life was simple.

  • Real Proper

    ??????

  • leapyearpisces

    OMG LOLOLOLOLOLOLOL, yes, I loved that one....them kids put HIM back in his place. LOLOLOLOLOL

  • leapyearpisces

    Now, I HATE you. LOLOLOLOLOLOL. That is when I really started hating him. LOLOLOLOLOL

  • leapyearpisces

    Right!!!! and I am short so I would lean when I walk. LOLOLOL

  • leapyearpisces

    have you seen the new one where he is at the airport and he is in customs because he has to declare stuff he got, and he goes on and on about his trip and what he has learned, and the person says, do you have anything you would like to declare, and he says, "I thought that is what I just did" LOLOLOLOLOLOLOL. I hate him. He's an ass. LOLOLOLOLOOLOLOL.

    Sidebar: Progressive must be rolling in the doe, if they can afford to do 3 different marketing platforms. They have the assshat box (LOL), Flo, and then Flo's reject / understudy.

  • Logan Roberts

    He looked better when he was younger. I wouldn't have never guess that was Shaq.

  • Nophace

    I'll take the Box over Flo any day tho. For some reason I want to push her into traffic.....

  • leapyearpisces

    LOLOLOLOL. I will keep Flo, but I can understand, because she DOES look like one of those women who try to be a smartass while flashing a big grin at you..and you want to punch them in the face. LOLOLOLOLOL

  • Quitedeliteful

    LOLLOLLOL!!!!

  • Shawty

    Yeah and I'm looking at the contract and not him!

  • We Can Do This

    My JVC walkman with the reverse play button is in a box somewhere in my attic. We would pay good money for NYC mixtapes. Mr. Magic and DJ Red Alert were popping back then.

  • Jack Blakk

    Yep that's Shaq before Barry White passed and he stole his voice! Lol

  • Bonny

    He was a cutie.

  • shay2shaymd

    AAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  • Readytochokemothernatureout

    I love Shaq lol was gonna name Choke 25 Shaquille. He was a cutie and that boom box brought Radio Shack and Tokyo Shapiro memories.

  • justlooking

    Yes, I couldn't wait to go back to NYC summer and holidays.

  • We Can Do This

    Respect!!!

  • Trace da Ace

    already knew it was Shaq's big doofy ass...