Shaq drops by Bourbon Street, Red Star
Shaq was in town to race Michael Phelps for an episode of his TV show "Shaq Vs."
On Friday, Former Roommate Patchen called me and said he spotted Shaq going into Red Star. He said he saw a towering monster of a man chilling outside Red Star. When he looked closer, he realized it was Shaq.
Then, Bourbon Street manager Sam Chaney sent me an e-mail about Shaq's appearance at Bourbon Street's Rooftop Terrace ...
We didn't know he was coming. We offered him his own Cabana but he declined and said he wanted to hang out with the people. He was very cool, he met anyone that wanted to meet him & he took a lot of pics with customers.
He also only drank bottled water and wouldn't take any for free. I said it before but he was very cool ... an all-around nice guy.
Only bottled water, eh? Wow. Shaq must have been prepping for the race. It's cool that he didn't accept free drinks -- even if it was just bottled water.
(Photo courtesy of Sam Chaney)