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Shaq Poses as Statue in Harvard Square

Shaq (Globe Photo)

Call this the week of the Shaq. First, we were all introduced to “Blackie Bulger.” Then, we heard reports that Celtics center Shaquille O’Neal applied for a gun license in his new hometown, Sudbury.

Shaq chose Thursday to fulfill his promise and pose as a statue (or Shaqtue?) in Cambridge’s Harvard Square. He sent out a tweet to his 3,280,346 followers at around 1:14 p.m., letting them know it was time:

“On my way to Barbara square it’s statue time…

I mean on my way to harvard square lol dam I phone my fingers r to big statue time”

(Translation: ‘I mean on my way to Harvard Square. Lol damn iPhone, my fingers are too big. Statue time’)

He didn’t speak the whole time, and allowed fans to sit with him and pose for pictures. Some fan comments made him smile, however.

He quickly spoke to reporters on his way out and was whisked away at around 3 p.m.

Later on Twitter, Shaq thanked his fans:

Thank u all for being in harvard sq. Peace


We knew Shaq would be a lot of fun, but it’s refreshing to see someone so popular and famous willing to take the time out to connect with the fans. Only Shaq could pull something off so random and make it go so smoothly. Kudos to the Big Shamrock!

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3 comments for “Shaq Poses as Statue in Harvard Square”

  1. I love Shaq. There used to be a show about the Miami Heat. I watched it everytime it was on TV.

    Shaq is a superstar. Plain and simple.

    Posted by VanB | October 21, 2010, 11:15 pm
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