Watch Shaquille O'Neal Unleash His Inner 'Maniac' With A 'Flashdance' Tribute On 'Lip Sync Battle'

He rocks those leg warmers.

Basketball legend Shaquille O'Neal went up against actress and comedian Aisha Tyler in this week's Lip Sync Battle, and they both pulled out all the stops for their performances. 

Aisha kicked things off by donning some very Gaga-esque duds to perform "Poker Face" and give us all major flashbacks to 2008.


But it was Shaq's performance that really brought down the house, as he went back even further in time with Michael Sembello's "Maniac," from the 1983 classic Flashdance

Shaq went all out with his homage and didn't miss a single reference. He started things off with a little welding, before removing his mask and jumpsuit to reveal a curly wig, sweat band, retro sweatshirt, and even leg warmers. He busted a move alongside some appropriately '80s dancers before striking an iconic pose beneath a flood of water. We think Jennifer Beals would be proud.

The crowd went wild for the performance, but no one was quite as entertained as host LL Cool J, who could be heard reacting hysterically in the background the entire time. In the end he was literally rolling on the floor laughing. It's sure to put a smile on your face.

Watch Shaq's maniacal performance below:


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