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Shaq Attacks the Capitol



Hundreds of kids filled the courtyard between the old and new capitols all to see Shaquille O’Neal, NBA Miami Heat basketball star.


Gov. Charlie Crist held a press conference with O'Neal to highlight his and O'Neal's efforts to fight childhood obesity. The press conference with O’Neal was taped to air during the July 31st episode of O'Neal's prime-time television show Shaq’s Big Challenge.

O'Neal's television crew patrolled the capitol grounds barking all sorts of orders. They told Jennifer Bishop of the Florida Center for Reading Research that she couldn't lift up her poster of O'Neal, which was touting his efforts to promote reading. This event was for the Big Challenge only.

Shaq towered above everyone in the court yard. Crist_and_shaq

[Last modified: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 2:36pm]


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