Photo: Christie, Shaq meet again
October 10th, 2013
02:08 PM ET
9 years ago

Photo: Christie, Shaq meet again

(CNN) – Republican Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey and former NBA superstar Shaquille O'Neal teamed up again Thursday, this time to promote a new state program to combat gang violence.

The program, "Just Play," provides kids in urban communities alternative after school options.

The two paired up in March when the seven-foot tall basketball legend visited the statehouse in Trenton to discuss potential involvement in the state's gun buyback program.

Their handshake made quite the photo.

Filed under: Chris Christie • New Jersey
soundoff (8 Responses)
  1. Rudy NYC

    What this is really about is a private citizen restoring some funds that were cut by the governmor, Christie.

    October 10, 2013 02:16 pm at 2:16 pm |
  2. Winston Smith

    Looks like Mutt and Jeff, the latter years.

    October 10, 2013 02:17 pm at 2:17 pm |
  3. Rudy NYC

    Oh yeah. Shaq would probably be donating money no matter who was governor, or mayor. Shaq is giving back to the 'hood where he grew up as a kid. The only reason why you see Christie's face is because he probably chased all of the lesser politicians away. As governor, Christie is the alpha dog politician in New Jersey.

    October 10, 2013 02:25 pm at 2:25 pm |
  4. Wake up People!

    Good for you Shaq!!

    Dems don't be fooled by Christy pretending to be a regular guy. He is a die hard republican and the only reason he's not shouting it from the rooftops is because his massas are upset with him for FINALLY showing the POTUS some respect after months of disrespecting him.

    Don't let the smooth taste fool ya!!! He is a republican thru and thru!

    October 10, 2013 02:43 pm at 2:43 pm |
  5. Donna

    Why not "Just Play AND STUDY"???!!!

    October 10, 2013 02:43 pm at 2:43 pm |
  6. Wake up People!

    That's awesome Shaq. The kids need after school activities. Too bad more NBA stars don't do the same.

    I applaud you Shaq!
    From one of your loyal fans from your rookie days in Orlando!!

    October 10, 2013 02:50 pm at 2:50 pm |
  7. Wake up People!

    I wonder why the trolls don't complain about Christy and his photo ops??? Never mind.

    October 10, 2013 03:20 pm at 3:20 pm |
  8. Jojola

    Great job Shaq. Now, maybe you and Christie can go a few rounds on the court for some exercise.

    October 10, 2013 03:24 pm at 3:24 pm |