Nicole “Hoopz” Alexander

By Jason Schwartz | Boston Magazine |

You had him jump off the rock what?
I definitely did. Socked him in the stomach and ran through the woods, and it opens up to this big 46-foot quarry. And I just jumped. He stopped at the edge like, “Oh, hell no!” He walked all the way around like a big baby. I finally got him to jump, though.

Was it sort of surreal early on, because you know, like, it’s Shaq?
I know, you’re right. It was like, “Oh my gosh, Kazaam!”

Have you actually seen Kazaam?
Yeah, I definitely have. We tease him about it all the time.

Best movie ever?
The worst movie ever, but hey, I don’t know, Blue Chips is kind of horrible, too.

So, what’s the most romantic thing Shaq has done in Boston so far?
He’s very romantic. I’m gonna tell you, he might kill me for this, but okay, while he’s out of the car. Every night, he brushes my hair.

Wow, that’s, uh…
That’s so freaking cool. He washes my hair for me, too. He even asks! He’ll be like, “Babe, do you want to wash?” I have to tell him what to do, but that’s so nice. How romantic is that? Come on.

Is he good at it?
Yeah, he’s really good. The first time no, but he’s good now.

He’s going to make the rest of us look bad.
I’m telling you, if you want your girl to be like, “Whoa,” be like, “Babe, where’s your brush at?” She’s gonna freakin’ flip out.

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