Shaq media day
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During his appearance on Logan Paul’s “Impaulsive” podcast, retired NBA player-turned-TNT analyst Shaquille O’Neal explained his weight loss:

“I like to create crazy motivation. I was looking at myself and I had that Charles Barkley retirement body,” Shaq said.

“I didn’t want my stomach to be over the belt anymore. So I was just like, ‘Let me go ahead and get slim.’ After that [picture] went viral, now I’ve got to live up to it,” he continued, referencing a now-viral video clip posted on Instagram last month that featured his abs.

“I was 401 pounds. Now I’m 365. I’m trying to take it back to 345. I want to have muscles everywhere, and I want to do an underwear ad with my sons [for] Fruit of the Loom, baby.”

Shaq added that he “wants to become a sex symbol.”