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Shaquille O'Neal laughs while telling a story during his announcement of his retirement from the National Basketball Association (NBA) at a news conference at his home in Windermere, Florida Reuters/File

325 pounds and 7 feet tall, NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal has gone undercover as a Lyft driver to brighten the days of the people in Atlanta, Georgia in the US.

From being Charles the bracelet maker to being a talented beatboxer, Lakers’ O’Neal was featured in Undercover Lyft on Wednesday. While in most of their videos, the featured star keeps up with the same disguise throughout the whole video, O’Neal made a legitimate effort to keep his riders entertained with eccentric costumes.

Shaq shows off talents for everyone’s amusement

O’Neal proved that he has talents outside the basketball court. On a ride with a Brazillian man, O’Neal surprised everyone by belting out “Brigada!” After attempting to sing with O’Neal, the passenger finally admitted that he didn’t know the song and that made the video all the more amusing.

If seeing a 7-foot tall man in the car didn’t reveal O’Neal’s real identity, phishing about basketball and the riders’ favourite players probably gave a hint. He even went so far as to teach one of his passengers how to do a free throw.

“You know what, you just learned from the greatest free throw coach of all time,” O’Neal said.

Watch: Undercover Lyft with Shaquille O’Neal

Source: YouTube/Lyft

The great reveal of Shaq

After telling an enthusiastic story about chasing trains and discussing O’Neal’s 1996 movie “Kazaam,” it was time to reveal his true identity to his riders.

Whereas some people were shocked to the point of laughter, some of them “kinda figured it out” when they caught a glimpse of O’Neal’s many wigs. Still, the NBA legend deserves kudos for his acting skills or even just for his awesome getups.

O’Neal has a record of playing for six teams throughout his 19 years in NBA before finally retiring in 2011.