September 15, 2005

Shaquille O'Neal: finds a way to make me feel bad for hating him (version 2.0)

posted by Mike McD to basketball at 08:16 AM - 20 comments

Shaq is going to run the country, I'm telling you. He will make Bill Bradley look like the Carlos Arroyo of athlete-politicians. Good news is, I love him. I think he's the model of what a insane superstar should be.

posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 08:46 AM on September 15

How does this guy find the time to be helping hurricane victims in New Orleans and protecting civil liberties in Miami, all in the same week? Of course, he is on vacation. But hell, my vacations don't usually involve fighting crime and saving the universe. What a guy. I sure hope he gets another ring before Kobe does. But I'm not in love with the moves the Heat have made this offseason (Antoine Walker).

posted by mayerkyl at 09:01 AM on September 15

I still hate him. I just have more respect for him. I also agree that he deserves to win much more than the well over-rated Kobe. I will say that I know a few folks with year round full time jobs who were able to get away and go help down in the deep south too. So I'm not as much impressed by that. He has matured compared to when he first came into the league and that is good for all who look up to him {which is almost everyone}.

posted by melcarek69 at 10:28 AM on September 15

The thing I like about Shaq off the court is he seems to me to be doing everything he does because he truly loves police work. He's not trying to be politically correct or build a good public persona. He has said numerous times had he not been a ball player he would have gone into law enforcement. Don't think we'll ever see him doing undercover work though.

posted by scottypup at 10:57 AM on September 15

I'd pay to see a debate between Shaq and Bush, neither can speak clearly and it would just be damned funny to watch. Shaq as a cop would be damned scary, unless you were on foot since you know he's got no hustle! Scottypup, I highly doubt that Shaq will get the undercover prostitute sting work either. Unless its for a skit on Saturday Night Live. Shaq in drag or is that draq? Shaq in Draq (sounds like a gay vampire movie).

posted by fenriq at 11:43 AM on September 15

Yes, Shaq is, indeed, a superman!

posted by daddisamm at 11:51 AM on September 15

Man, what CAN'T this guy do? (besides hustle) I've always been a Shaq fan, and this just makes me admire the guy that much more.

posted by supersly26 at 12:32 PM on September 15

Shaq is a great guy, I met him in Orlando when he first came into the league, at a small place call Splash, on a Sunday night Reggea nite. I just loved the way he made time for all his fans and still made time for himself to have fun. I also loved his SUPERMAN Chevy Suburban, that was rocking machine. But, back to the subject Shaq has always been a fans dream, He doesn't care what your race, creed or whatever else people judge people with. Shaq always treats everyone the same, he is truly a great man. # 8 will never be the man Shaq is, unless he changes his ways. Tim Drury Kapolei, Hawaii

posted by wargator at 12:43 PM on September 15

Wow, I think Shaq finally won me over. I wonder if hell has frozen over as I expected it to.

posted by tina at 01:15 PM on September 15

I wonder if hell has frozen over as I expected it to WHAT?!? The Leafs won the Cup!!! The Leafs won the Cup!!!

posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 01:22 PM on September 15

Wow-does he walk on water too????

posted by daddisamm at 01:39 PM on September 15

One place he is training to do undercover work is on the internet. I read where he is learning to do pedophile stings. Kind funny to think of Shaq undercover as a 13 year old suburban girl.

posted by scottypup at 02:01 PM on September 15

Here is a picture of Shaq in his Miami Beach Police gear.

posted by mayerkyl at 02:35 PM on September 15

Mayerkyl, that was the post-Miami Vice uniform period when they were trying anything without socks and sports coats.

posted by billsaysthis at 02:41 PM on September 15

Just when I'd finally begun to forget about "Kazaam." Thanks.

posted by The_Black_Hand at 03:05 PM on September 15

I wonder if hell has frozen over as I expected it to WHAT?!? The Leafs won the Cup!!! The Leafs won the Cup!!! hahahahaha. Weedy, hell has many circles. In Leafs-winning-the-cup Hell, someone just closed a window because it was getting a little drafty.

posted by chicobangs at 03:06 PM on September 15


posted by redsoxrgay at 03:49 PM on September 15

He's got my vote!

posted by supersly26 at 04:17 PM on September 15

Man ,shaq is for real ! he's a good guy at heart .

posted by DemFiyah281 at 07:48 PM on September 15

SportsFilter: We respect Shaq even though we hate him.

posted by Joey Michaels at 01:52 AM on September 16

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