ESPN anchor Stephen A. Smith is a well-known television personality to sports fan due to his appearance on the channel’s First Take program. He made headlines after his co-host Max Kellerman exited from the show and it faced a huge drop in viewership.

Smith was again discussed in the sports world, but it was because he celebrated his 54th birthday on Thursday. Los Angeles Lakers legend Shaquille O’Neal celebrated Smith’s birthday by roasting him via a hilarious haircut that resembled his hairline, only exaggerated a lot for comedic effect. In the post, Shaq jokingly said that he’s planning to keep his hairline like that the entire season.

“Happy birthday to my good friend @stephenasmith,” Shaq’s caption reads. “I’m rocking my hairline like this all season. All because you are my favorite guy. Love you young man I mean old man.”

Both Smith and Shaq are preparing for the 2021-22 NBA season. They are the two of the top NBA analysts in the field. The Lakers, which Shaq used to play for, will open the season against the Golden State Warriors on October 19.


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