Cleveland to Shaq: We're Big Enough for Ya

Local shops can handle huge
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Jun 23, 2009 12:56 PM CDT
Phoenix center Shaquille O'Neal (32) fouls Memphis' OJ Mayo during the third quarter of an NBA game April 13, 2009, in Phoenix.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Shaquille O’Neal may be big, but if the superstar NBA center joins the Cavaliers, Cleveland has plenty of room, write Mary Schmitt Boyer and Jodie Valade in the Plain Dealer. Some suggestions:

  • Though he’d be playing for a team in a cold-weather city for the first time, Shaq already knows Furs by Weiss, having bought coats (including a size-58 mink) from there before.
  • Downtown, John Q’s Steakhouse serves 48-ounce porterhouse—perfect for pre- or post-game eats.

  • If O’Neal wants to continue dabbling in policework, as he’s done at previous stops, Sheriff Bob Reid is all for it: “The little I’ve heard about Shaquille O'Neal is that he really is very good addition to any sheriff’s department he’s ever been with.
  • And though Orlando’s Dwight Howard has taken over the “Superman” nickname that was an early entry in Shaq’s (large) collection, the home of the superhero’s creator still stands in Cleveland.
  • Or, Shaq could just dub himself “the Big Pierogi.”
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