Shaquille O’Neal poses as undercover Lyft driver in video

Former NBA player Shaquille O’ Neal pretends to be a Lyft driver in video for ride-hailing company. Photo via Lyft.

Some people in Austin still miss Lyft and Uber after the companies’ decisions to pull their services out of the city. But Shaquille O’Neal’s appearance in Lyft’s latest promotional video might spark a smile, regardless of one’s opinion on the ride-hailing debate.

The former NBA star donned several wigs, accents and personas in the video, released Wednesday, as he picked up passengers around Atlanta. He made subtle and not-so-subtle references to his film career and basketball fame as he joked with a number of people who somehow didn’t recognize him. Though I’m not sure how that’s even possible when the man stands at 7 feet 1 inch tall and is the star in the legendary film “Kazaam.”

And if you’re still struggling to find a way around, check out some alternative apps Austinites seem to be using in place of the ride-hailing moguls.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s