View Full Version : Shaq gives President Obama signed shoe

02-18-2009, 12:47 AM
What's the ideal gift for a basketball-obsessed president? Try a size 23 sneaker personally autographed by Shaquille O'Neal.

The Phoenix Suns center couldn't be around himself when President Barack Obama arrived at Sky Harbor International Airport Tuesday afternoon. So when the president stepped off of Air Force One, Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon's son Jake made the presentation at the foot of the stairs.

The orange-and-white sneaker made a big impression.

Obama set it on the ground next to his own, much smaller shoe, and grinned as photographers captured the moment. Then Obama scooped it up and took it with him as he stepped into the presidential limo.

On Sunday, O'Neal shared MVP honors with Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers.

Link: http://www.nba.com/2009/news/02/17/shaq.shoe.ap/index.html

Size 23 is insane.

02-18-2009, 01:01 AM

02-18-2009, 01:06 AM
I wonder how many security checks that shoe had to go through before President Obama had his hands on it.

02-18-2009, 01:35 AM
i remember doing a project on shaq back in the day and read that you could pour 7 cans of pop in his shoe. haha.

02-18-2009, 02:18 AM
hahaha that picture is awesome lol

02-18-2009, 03:00 AM
Here's a link wit a video of the President getting Shaq's signed shoe

just click on the video