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
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?
Labels: Beijing, Shaq, statues, trash talk