Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Who is more awesome than Shaq? No one.

Nymag: "Cleveland Cavaliers center Shaquille O’Neal has published two memoirs, cut six records, acted in seven movies, starred in a reality show, served as a reserve police officer, and studied for a doctorate in 'human resource development.' Now he’s curating 'Size DOES Matter,' an exhibition opening February 19 at the Flag Art Foundation in Chelsea."

But he's not an art collector just yet because "I have six kids, and if they ripped something, I’d be devastated."

Just for fun, let's look back to 1993: "six or seven college basketball players are invited to formally tour the [Nike] World Campus each year and witness a Nike presentation, and only Shaquille O'Neal, who was a star at LSU when he look his tour last year, ever showed up in Reebok gear and yawned during the sports marketing team's elaborate spiel. O'Neal had told various agents and marketing types long before leaving college that he had his own ideas about his image and endorsement future. He had no intention of competing with Jordan, Barkley and the others already at Nike for money and air-time. So he signed a $15 million, five-year deal with the R company and went on to sell the Shaq umbrella marketing concept to other corporations for millions more. Everyone at Nike seems to hope O'Neal fails miserably."

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