(CNN) - Chris Christie, the larger-than-life governor of New Jersey, finally met his match.
Shaquille O'Neal, who clocks in at just over 7 feet tall, stepped into the statehouse Friday and shook hands with the popular Republican governor.
A staff member for Christie posted the photo on Twitter and on Facebook.
Governor Christie (@GovChristie) March 22, 2013
Christie told New Jersey website the Daily Record that the veteran basketball star and Newark native was in town to discuss potential involvement in the state's gun buyback program.
Christie said Shaq "had good ideas."
"We'll do something with him," the governor said, according to the Daily Record.