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This is probably the most unexpected collaboration of 2018

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The first glimpse of Victoria Beckham’s upcoming Reebok collaboration unveiled an unlikely star – basketball legend Shaquille O’Neal

Victoria Beckham is no stranger to a world-famous sports star – she is married to one, after all. But we didn’t see a tie-in with this guy coming.

Yesterday, the designer unveiled the first glimpse of her upcoming collaboration with Reebok, and it was Shaquille O’Neal who was by her side. The legendary former professional basketball player is the star of an exclusive Reebok x Victoria Beckham capsule collection that will drop next month, ahead of the whole collection, which is due later this year.

But why O’Neal, you may ask? The upcoming collection will celebrate Reebok’s iconic Nineties heritage and O’Neal, who stands at just over 7ft tall with size 22 feet, is a huge part of that. He has collaborated with Reebok since the early Nineties on numerous sell-out sneakers. It is, of course, also the decade in which Beckham found fame as part of the Spice Girls.

The unisex T-shirt both were wearing yesterday, which features a slam-dunking silhouette of O’Neal on the front and his former shirt number on the back, will be the first item available next month, with more to follow. Further details on VB’s Reebok collaboration are vague but you can sign up for info here.

The duo later appeared on The Late Late Show With James Corden, where they talked about O’Neal’s friendship with David Beckham, as well as rumours that Victoria is designing Meghan Markle’s dress for her upcoming wedding to Prince Harry and whether or not she will be attending the event (she was very coy about this topic). Guess we’ll just have to wait until May 19 for the definitive answer.