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The one where Betty White slaps Shaq

Shaquille O'Neal

FILE - In this May 26, 2009, file photo, Phoenix Suns center Shaquille O’Neal points to members of the Cleveland Cavaliers before Game 4 of the NBA Eastern Conference basketball finals between the Cavaliers and the Orlando Magic in Orlando, Fla. Even though he hasn’t played a game for any team in two months, the NBA Finals has been played in Shaq’s shadow, with the center’s enormous footprints all over it. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)


This pretty much sounds like a rejected sitcom setup: Betty White — she of the “Mary Tyler Moore Show” and then “The Golden Girls” and then the late-in-life pop culture resurgence — was hanging out with Shaquille O’Neal, and he proposed marriage to her.

But it kind of happened. It was staged, but it happened. And we have the video. Which you can bet will show up on the TNT postgame show at one point next season.

Thanks to Eric Freeman at Ball Don’t Lie for scouring the internet to find this gem.