Shaquille O'Neal Sure Has a Way with an Easy-Bake Oven

Could hosting a cooking show be in Shaquille O'Neal's future? If his Easy-Bake Oven skills are any indication, the former NBA superstar is ready — well, maybe not quite.


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Could hosting a cooking show be in O'Neal's future? If his appearance in a recent, totally charming YouTube video (click the play button on the video below) is any indication, he is clearly ready.

In the video, the former NBA superstar (or "the world's most-sexiest man," as he IDs himself here) shows off his Easy-Bake Oven skills, proving he knows his way around measuring, mixing, counting and baking — or actually none of the above.

O'Neal nails tossing bread into a bowl for a holiday-ready bread pudding (call it a slam dunk), but he's a little less precise with the vanilla/sugar throw-in. And when he tries to continue his run with some jeweled tea cakes — perfect, he says, "for when you invite your bros over for tea and you're checking out the Knicks, or you're watching the game or whatever" — he launches a complete air ball and loses his cakes in the depths of the toy oven.

OK, so O'Neal might not be as handy in the kitchen as he is on the court, but even if he isn't sinking culinary hook shots here, he's shooting at a worthy target. The video ends with a plea on behalf of the Toys for Tots charity.

"On a serious note, there'll be 14.7 million children that wake up without one single gift on Christmas," O'Neal says, asking for donations. "Help me shorten those numbers." Because giving kids a boost for the holidays, that's not a half-baked idea at all.

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