There probably aren't bigger shoes to fill than Shaquille O'Neal's -- but Kevin Hart gave it a shot!
nearly two-foot height disparity, the 5' 4" star played the retired 7' 1" basketball pro during his Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle hosting stint on 's Christmas episode, hilariously teasing Shaq's hosting persona on TNT's Saturday Night Live . Inside the NBA
During the sketch, Hart's Shaq character confused his NBA show co-hosts with stream of consciousness ramblings, before standing up --revealing giant stilts -- as he challenged Charles Barkley, played by Kenan Thompson, to a game of 1-on-1.
Check out the moment below.
And before you go feeling bad for Shaq, the basketball icon laughed off the bit on Instagram, writing to Hart, "@kevinhart4real you a fool for this one #laughatmypain #senseofhumor #laughatyourself."
Hey... imitation is the sincerest form of flattery!
The bit also went over extremely well with basketball fans on
Twitter, who showered the social media site with cry-laugh emojis in response.
For the record, this is what it looks like when the two stand next to each other in real life.
Merry Christmas, one and tall!
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