Four-time NBA champion Shaquille O' Neal stepped inside the boxing ring and faced 6-division world boxing champion Oscar De la Hoya in ABC's TV show "Shaq Vs" which aired on Sept. 8, 2009 at 9pm.
Entering the ring, O' Neal went by the alias "Manny Shaquiao" and was accompanied by the trainer of the real Manny Pacquiao, Freddie Roach. De la Hoya on the other hand had his business partner and former light heavyweight champion Bernard Hopkins.
It further solidified Manny Pacquiao's status as a legitimate pop icon. Who would have thought a decade a ago that Shaquille O' Neal would step in the ring paying tribute to a little man from the Philippines by donning a moniker based on him?
Snapshots from the video