Tuesday, June 07, 2011
Basketball player Shaquille O'Neal retired from the NBA recently. He has always amused me, both on and off the court, and my favourite Shaq story is actually a story he told on one of the latenight talk shows (I can't remember which). Talking about his physical size and the size of his vehicle, he told the show's host that when he wants to go to a restaurant or shopping, there are rarely any parking spaces on that block that are large enough for him to park in. So what he does is park as close as he can, which is usually several blocks away, and then stands on a street corner. It doesn't take long for someone driving by to recognize him and subsequently ask for an autograph. Shaq tells them sure, but only if they drive him to where he wants to go! The autograph seeker is suddenly giving Shaq a ride in a vehicle that is probably much, much smaller than Shaq's vehicle. Fantastic.