Shaquille O'Neal Conducts the Boston Pops

12/21/2010 at 12:10 PM EST



Shaquille O'Neal, whose talent knows no bounds, branched out into orchestral conducting on Monday night in a slam-dunk performance with the Boston Pops.

The Boston Celtics star, 38, led the famous orchestra and the Tanglewood Festival Chorus in a rousing rendition of "Sleigh Ride" as part of the Holiday Pops Concert at Boston's Symphony Hall.

He might not be the most accomplished conductor in the orchestra's 125-year history, but at 7-foot-1, he is officially the tallest. And while it wasn't NBA-caliber grueling, he said the performance was a workout.



"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."
Tim Nudd



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