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August 19th, 2008

50-foot Statue of Shaq in Beijing

Posted by Admin in News
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Shaq statue in Chaoyang Park, Beijing

Why is there a statue of Shaq in one of Beijing’s most popular parks?

This part of the park is filled with basketball courts and pingpong tables and is sponsored by Li Ning, a Chinese sportswear giant, sort of an Asian Nike. Li Ning is the former Olympic gold-medal gymnast who lighted the torch during the Beijing opening ceremony. Li Ning commissioned the statue of Shaq two years ago after O’Neal signed a five year endorsement deal.

Someone give Shaq a mic so he can askĀ  ‘Kobe, tell me how my Statue tastes’.

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