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Unassisted
03-11-2008, 09:15 PM
New Phoenix Sun Shaquille O' Neal was shopping at a mall in Phoenix over the weekend and was approached by a fan requesting a photo. Instead of the yes/no answer the fan was expecting, Shaq put a condition on the request. He said he would let the guy take his photo in exchange for a ride to the hotel where he's living. The fan agreed and Shaq folded himself into the guy's tiny Honda for the trip to the hotel.

There are more details on the story and more photos at the message board where it was posted (http://www.honda-tech.com/zerothread?id=2245539). Be forewarned that the other board has some rougher language on it than you'll find at RedsZone.

http://i257.photobucket.com/albums/hh231/r_m_dong/CopyofIMG_1601.jpg

improbus
03-11-2008, 09:44 PM
Shaq is alot like a modern Babe Ruth. He is a great people person, an amazing athlete, and somewhat self-destructive (weight).

redsfanmia
03-11-2008, 09:53 PM
Who doesnt love Shaq? The guy just oozes personality.

WMR
03-11-2008, 10:00 PM
Who doesnt love Shaq? The guy just oozes personality.

I'll tell ya who doesn't love Shaq: That Honda's shocks.

Buckeye33
03-11-2008, 10:12 PM
Cool little story.

One thing I hadn't noticed was how much ink Shaq has got in the last few years. I sure don't remember him having that many tats a few years ago.

WMR
03-11-2008, 10:13 PM
He's got the pizza huts from all 28 NBA cities tattooed on his arms. ;)

RFS62
03-11-2008, 10:17 PM
Here's Shaq's humble abode on Star Island, just off South Beach.

RFS62
03-11-2008, 10:20 PM
Here's another

WMR
03-11-2008, 10:20 PM
Hehe, RFS, that house is now the property of ex Mrs. Shaq, IIRC. :lol:

GoReds33
03-11-2008, 10:26 PM
Hehe, RFS, that house is now the property of ex Mrs. Shaq, IIRC. :lol:I believe you're right.

http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20054672,00.html

AccordinglyReds
03-11-2008, 10:37 PM
OP, are you a H-T'er?

<----Resident GDD member. Too bad the new owners are implementing word filters and everything else.

AccordinglyReds
03-11-2008, 10:42 PM
I'll tell ya who doesn't love Shaq: That Honda's shocks.

I bet the Lude has some decent suspension. :D

Chip R
03-12-2008, 09:07 AM
Who doesnt love Shaq?


Kobe.

Unassisted
03-12-2008, 10:02 AM
OP, are you a H-T'er?

<----Resident GDD member. Too bad the new owners are implementing word filters and everything else.No, I saw the link to this story on an aggregator and this was my first visit to the site. Looks like a cool community, though.

It's amazing how many niche message boards there are for fans of specific vehicles these days. My dad belongs to a board for owners of a specific model, edition and year of sports car. None of my vehicles are interesting enough to merit their own boards. :D

Dom Heffner
03-12-2008, 11:20 AM
I saw Shaq walking outside of International mall in Orlando one day. Just walking out to his car and causing tail lights to come on everywhere.

OldRightHander
03-13-2008, 12:15 PM
I've bumped into a few athletes over the years, most of them just trying to do "everyday people" kind of stuff. I worked at a UDF in the early 90s and Joe Oliver used to come in for milkshakes on occasion. What I found out is that they kind of appreciated being treated like a normal person. I delivered some stuff to US Bank arena last year when they were going to have an NBA exhibition game there and saw several of the players and talked to a couple, but I couldn't tell you who they were because I don't follow the NBA. I think one of the teams was Dallas, but I really can't remember.