( 4UMF NEWS ) Shaquille O’Neal Goes Undercover As Lyft Driver:
You can add Lyft driver to Shaquille O’Neal’s post-retirement resume.
The ride-hailing service has recruited the former NBA big man to go undercover as a Lyft driver in Atlanta for a YouTube video the company published Wednesday.
The video shows O’Neal portraying multiple characters, including an off-duty cop named Goose who sports a substantial beard, a Frenchman named Pierre who doesn’t speak any French, and a Rastafarian whose favorite movie is “Kazaam” — Shaq’s 1996 family comedy.
At the end of the nearly four-minute clip, O’Neal reveals his true identity to the unsuspecting riders.
Seattle Seahawks’ Richard Sherman, NASCAR driver Danica Patrick and former San Francisco 49ers Jerry Rice have participated in the ride-sharing services’ undercover series.
Commenting on his acting skills, O’Neal says he’s come a long way since starring as a genie in “Kazaam.” The 1996 box office flop has earned a rating of 6 percent among critics on the rating-aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes.