Did you know that there's a giant statue of Shaq outside the east gate of Chaoyang Park, the largest park in Beijing? Well, there is. Dear God in heaven, there is.

Shaq statue

The enormous statue was built because that particular section of the park is sponsored by Li-Ning, the Chinese sportswear company endorsed by Shaq. (Not to mention fellow NBA uber-stars Chuck Hayes and Damon Jones.) But it would appear that some of the local residents don't appreciate The Big Diesel polluting their playground. Here's a sampling of the anti-Shaq trashtalk:

Lei Shi: "I walk past him every day and I think, he is just so-so. We're not sure why he's here."

Chen Chen: "In my dreams at night, Shaq is just that tall. Shaq is a good player, but, look here, he is little fat."

Tony Zhang: "Kobe is younger, and that Shaq over there is fatter. Kobe is today. Shaq is too old."

Minghas Li: "One good thing about this. Shaq can't sing in real life, and here he will not be able to sing."

Uh, hey Shaq. How does that Chinese you-know-what taste?

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8 Comments:
Anonymous Wormboy said...
Yeah, but Shaq is thinking "After carrying one team to the Finals twice, I carried another team to a championship three times, and was instrumental in a fourth ring on yet another team. Kobe was Robin to my Batman for his three rings, and everybody knows that Robin was a wuss. Dude, he's named after the dumbest species of bird. And how many times has Kobe carried "his team" to a championship? Oh, and did you see MVP Kobe's numbers in the Finals? 'Nuf said."

Shaq >> dumb Chinese on the street.

Anonymous Anonymous said...
wow. kobs should really consider moving to china. theyre perfect for him.

also, the chinese have a giant optimus prime statue too in their backyard. yes, I'm a transformers nerd *facepalm*

Anonymous Batman said...
I don't think Shaq cares. Shaq is the "past" and Lebron is the future.

What happened to the Antoine post?

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Maybe the real Shaq should write a "freestyle" rap (sorry- that "tell me how my ass tastes" thing wasn't ad-libbed) asking the STATUE Shaq how his ass tastes?

THERE CAN BE ONLY ONE!!!

Blogger Victor said...
Wormboy, did those comments about Shaq hurt you to the point where you felt the need to call a whole ethnicity of people dumb?

Back to topic. Chinese people typically love the finesse game and hate Shaq's brute force style of play. Yao Ming, for example, is probably best known for that turnaround jumper.

Blogger Cubee said...
Pity to the fools who aren't old enough to have witnessed Shaq rising from college to become the most entertaining creature on a bball court since MJ. Shaq's days in Orlando were as magical as the Kingdom.
Coach to players : "Double on Shaq, he's posting"
Players to themselves : "Oooh...sh....let's get the f*ck outta here"

Anonymous Wormboy said...
@Vic

Nope, just the small number of Chinese interviewed who apparently have no knowledge of NBA history. I was waiting for the "Kobe owns Bill Russell" comment to follow. My tongue was firmly in cheek.

Plus, I was channeling a 14 year old video game player. :)

I'm not a huge Shaq fan (well, I do love his preposterous quotes), but fanboy worship of Kobe at Shaq's expense doesn't sit well with me, given the relative accomplishments of the two. Let's just remember what Shaq's numbers used to be like in LA (and remember that his Orlando team was crap without him). Stunning O_o

Anonymous Wormboy said...
@Vic

Nope, just the small number of Chinese interviewed who apparently have no knowledge of NBA history. I was waiting for the "Kobe owns Bill Russell" comment to follow. My tongue was firmly in cheek.

Plus, I was channeling a 14 year old video game player. :)

I'm not a huge Shaq fan (well, I do love his preposterous quotes), but fanboy worship of Kobe at Shaq's expense doesn't sit well with me, given the relative accomplishments of the two. Let's just remember what Shaq's numbers used to be like in LA (and remember that his Orlando team was crap without him). Stunning O_o

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