There are few athletes as universally recognizable as NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal. Sure his jaw-dropping 7-foot-1, 300-pound frame makes him hard to mistake, not to mention the blinding sheen from his four championship rings. But the fact is: O’Neal’s career has been as prolific off the court as on it.
Whether it’s starring in popular films like Blue Chips or lending his voice to The Lego Movie, just to name a few of his many screen endeavours, to his post-NBA success as a basketball analyst with TNT, O’Neal has repeatedly proven his talents go way beyond his unstoppable hook shot.
A renaissance man by all definitions, O’Neal is deeply passionate about music too with five hip-hop albums under his name to prove it. Lately Shaq Diesel—his rap alias—has been busy behind the decks as DJ Diesel, spinning for thousands at big EDM festivals. It‘s obvious that O’Neal takes his audio quality seriously, which is why he’s behind Monster SuperStar Speakers.
These Bluetooth wireless speakers deliver a sound as big and as thundering as one of O’Neal’s backboard-shattering dunks. The Monster SuperStar can fit in your pocket, purse, or backpack, so you can jam tunes on the go or ignite an impromptu dance party wherever you are. Covered in a splash-resistant casing and controlled with your Bluetooth-synced smartphone … in basketball parlance, these compact speakers are nothin’ but net.
Best Buy is passing the ball to you for a chance to not only win one of these awesome speakers autographed by the Big Fella, but also to have him answer one of your questions in a personal, customized way. Shaq will be in Toronto for the NBA all-star weekend, where he’ll hook up with us and Cabbie Richards to answer contestant questions on Twitter. If he picks one of your questions, he’ll respond with a customized video response to you AND you’ll get a signed SuperStar speaker. How cool is that?
This prize is valued at $100, but can you really put a dollar value on Shaq answering one of your question with a personalized video response? That’s a priceless memory, like hitting the game-winning shot at the buzzer.
How to enter
This contest is super-easy to enter and there’s no purchase requirement. Simply get on Twitter and tweet your question to both @SHAQ and @BestBuyCanada using the hashtag #MonsterSHAQChat. Get creative with those questions to better stand out. Asking Shaq his shoe size, for example, is a bit tread worn.
You can start firing off your questions at 12 p.m. (PST) on Wednesday, Feb. 10 and the cut-off is Thursday, Feb 11 at 12:00 p.m.(PST)—so noon to noon! Keep in mind the contest is open only to residents of Canada (sorry outside world!) and you also have to be the age of majority in your home province or have the consent of your parent or guardian.
What You Can Win
There are 10 autographed Monster SuperStar speakers up for grabs. Our panel of judges will select 30 of the best tweet question entries based creativity, relevance to Shaq, basketball or the Monster SuperStar speaker.
Shaq will choose from the shortlisted 30 entries and responds to 10 winning questions in a video tweet response on Sunday, Feb. 14 through @BestBuyCanada. Imagine having a personalized message from Shaq on your twitter notifications? Pretty sweet Valentine’s Day gift right?