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Behind The Scenes: Shaq & Tyga Shoot “Shaqnosis”

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If you haven’t already heard, former NBA superstar Shaquille O’Neal has just re-released his infamous Shaqnosis sneaker.

The Reebok shoe was originally released in 1995 while O’Neal played for the Orlando Magic, and now he and Reebok are bringing the sneaker back exclusively at Footlocker.

HipHollywood caught up with O’Neal, now retired, on set for a special commercial for the Shaqnosis sneaker, where he also enlisted the help of rap star and fellow Reebok spokesman Tyga.

“When I released the shoe in 95/96 I was really out there”, said Shaq, now 40.  “I’m just glad the sneaker heads respect that, they like the way it looks, they way it feels and they’re bringing it back.”

In the new commercial, Shaq and Tyga are both enjoying themselves at a posh Hollywood party, when Tyga notices Shaq in his Shaqnosis sneakers and has to be lifted up to ask the giant where he can find them.

“I love his music and he did me a solid for one of my son’s birthdays”, revealed Shaq on why he wanted to work with Tyga. “So when Reebok asked me to do a commercial with Tyga I was like sure. He’s a friend of mine, he’s smart, and the young kids are also wearing his stuff at Reebok also.”

The Shaqnosis is available now in Footlocker stores and on Footlocker.com. Can you dig it?

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Review: ‘Kingsman: The Golden Circle’ Is Bigger & Better Than The First

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If you liked Kingsman:The Secret Service, get ready for The Golden Circle. Hands downs this Kingsman is bigger, badder and better than the first.

Director Matthew Vaughn really takes it up a notch and gives fans much more action and fight sequences. Right off the top we see Eggsy (Taron Egerton) in this amazing car chase scene that will have you applauding as soon as the Prince track ends.

And while we’re talking music the film has an amazing sound track. And if you didnt know, Elton John is also in the film acting and singing some of his classic tunes.

What I also loved were the new editions.  Channing Tatum, Halle Berry, Jeff Bridges and Pedro Pascal who play the Statesmen – the American version of the Kingsman –  and the dynamic between the two is pretty comical. Vaughn really explores the difference between the two cultures – mannered men in suits versus macho men in jeans and cowboy boots.

Then there’s Julianne Moore who plays the villain, she’s like this maniacal Martha Stewart esque drug lord and she’s quite good at it.

Now there are some obnoxious moments (like that sex scene between Egerton and Poppy Delevigne).  But I think that’s the point. This franchise is all about turning the spy genre on it’s head and introducing the younger generation to a new type of Bond flick … And we think they are going to love it.

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