Photo of the day: Yes, this happened
March 22nd, 2013
04:12 PM ET
2 years ago

Photo of the day: Yes, this happened

(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.

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.


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soundoff (12 Responses)
  1. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA

    Well, Shaq did in fact used to be a cop part time. He may have some good ideas.

    March 22, 2013 04:16 pm at 4:16 pm |
  2. Rudy NYC

    The caption should read "Shaq visits The Big Apple."

    March 22, 2013 04:22 pm at 4:22 pm |
  3. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    These photos are a riot!
    It looks as if Shaq was telling Christie how things were going to "roll" going forward.
    Shaq: "So no more bullying, no more talking s hit about the President, no more running off at the mouth, or I'll be back and I
    won't be as pretty. Okay?".
    Christie: " Hey, whatever you say Shaq. Thank you so much for stopping in and setting me straight. I love you man!".

    March 22, 2013 04:25 pm at 4:25 pm |
  4. ritmocojo

    Really Dutch? Good ideas from the guy when in France with the Dream Team was asked if he went to the Louvre, responded, "Well, we've been to a bunch of clubs over here, but I don't think we've been to that one yet." Uh huh.

    March 22, 2013 04:25 pm at 4:25 pm |
  5. DENNA

    LOL. These two would make great running mates. It would drive the GOP crazy. I love any situation that makes the GOP crazy.

    March 22, 2013 04:27 pm at 4:27 pm |
  6. Gurgyl

    Christy better turn a Democrat....good luck.

    March 22, 2013 04:41 pm at 4:41 pm |
  7. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA

    ritmocojo
    Really Dutch? Good ideas from the guy when in France with the Dream Team was asked if he went to the Louvre, responded, "Well, we've been to a bunch of clubs over here, but I don't think we've been to that one yet." Uh huh.
    -----------------------------------------------
    He's no Michealangelo. lol. however, Shaq is from the hood. I'm sure he knows a thing or two about violence and crime in the hood.

    March 22, 2013 04:59 pm at 4:59 pm |
  8. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    ritmocojo:
    Perhaps Shaq may not have been familiar with the Louvre but does that mean that he wasn't a good cop,and is devoid of good ideas?
    Babe...

    March 22, 2013 05:02 pm at 5:02 pm |
  9. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    Christie's nose in this photo had me thnking about "Pinooooocchiooooo"!.

    March 22, 2013 05:04 pm at 5:04 pm |
  10. Lynda/Minnesota

    "We'll do something with him," the governor said, according to the Daily Record."

    I am trying soooo hard not to laugh. (or something)

    March 22, 2013 05:10 pm at 5:10 pm |
  11. Political non believer

    Abbott And Costello, the later years.

    March 22, 2013 05:15 pm at 5:15 pm |
  12. Lynda/Minnesota

    @ritmocojo

    Really ritmocojo? The Louvre? THAT's what you're hoping to score with?

    March 22, 2013 05:29 pm at 5:29 pm |