Shaq at Harvard?

Shaquille O’Neal's got the smarts to take classes at Harvard or MIT. At least that’s what Shaq, who plays center for the Boston Celtics, told the Boston Herald.

“Nobody knows that I’m a camouflage geek.”

Wait, what does that mean?

“It means I like to give people one impression…“I don’t want people to know I’m smart. So I call myself a camouflage geek.”

So what does this mean for the 7-foot-1, 325 lbs behemoth?

“If I wanted to, I could attend a couple of classes at Harvard and hold my own…That’s how smart I am. I could even go to MIT if I had enough time, and actually hold my own.”

Remember when Shaq revealed that he was also a rapper? How about a movie star? (Where would the world be without Kazaam?) And also, a TV star. Shaq apparently can do it all.

In any case, Shaq, if it's so easy, why don’t you come over and code this Flyby correspondent’s CS50 problem set?

“I’m not going to do it unless it can help me,” he said to the Herald. “I don’t want to do it just to see if I can do it. If it’s not going to help me toward a doctorate or another degree, than [sic] I’m not going to do it.”


Photo courtesy of High Contrast/Wikimedia Commons.

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