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Shaq denied at club for looking shabby

Posted on: November 17, 2011 9:43 am
 
By Matt Moore 

TMZ reports that Shaq showed up at a club looking like all ragged and the club wouldn't let him in. 
TMZ has learned ... Shaq rolled up to nightclub/restaurant Mars 2112 on Saturday night wearing jeans, a sweatshirt, tennis shoes and a beanie (pictured above with random fan).

But according to the club promoter, Mike Mogul, Shaq's attire wasn't up to club standards ... so security politely informed the retired NBA star that he would not be allowed inside.

Sources at the club tell us Shaq calmly replied, "Are you serious?" ... then shrugged his shoulders and walked down the street to another place that welcomed The Diesel with open arms.
via Shaquille O'Neal REJECTED from Nightclub -- You're Dressed Like a Schlub!!! | TMZ.com.

My question is who had the fortitude to tell Shaquille freaking O'Neal he couldn't come in? How big was this bouncer? Good news is that O'Neal didn't pull the "Do you know who I am?" because that would just be stupid in his case. Not like you can mistake Shaq for someone else. Also... going out in public at night in jeans, a sweatshirt, tennis shoes, and a beanie... so Shaq's a blogger. That's what you're telling me.

So many questions. Did O'Neal not have better clothes with him? Did he just not feel like it? Is this some sort of new style no one knows about? Is it like Derelicte from Zoolander? How did the bouncers stop him, exactly? Did they set up some sort of barrier using sandbags when they saw him coming? I've met some insanely tough bouncers before, but, I mean, it's Shaq. I'm surprised they didn't have to call in artillery.

Good thing no one called Kobe when this happened. He would have rushed across the country just to go into the nightclub wearing boxers and a flamingo pink smoking jacket just to prove he could one-up Shaq.

OK, I think I'm done.  
Comments

Since: Nov 11, 2011
Posted on: November 17, 2011 2:36 pm
 

Shaq denied at club for looking shabby

Where?  Mars 2112 in NYC?  This is place to take kids not a nightclub.   Nice reporting. 



Since: Mar 20, 2009
Posted on: November 17, 2011 1:14 pm
 

Serious?

If any article on this website starts with... 'TMZ reports' , I am not going to finish reading it. It is not about sports. Matt Moore, get a job.



Since: Oct 7, 2011
Posted on: November 17, 2011 1:04 pm
 

Shaq denied at club for looking shabby

Who really knows the scenerio here and why Shaq showed up the way he did, the real story here is the ego. It is very rare that you read something like this where a celebrity is turned away by a commoner without conflict. I think both parties handled this great and Shaq is no B-lister here. That Shaq went on to have a drink or whatever elsewhere is the clubs loss Im happy he did it without acting like an ass. Rules apply to everyone, there are alot of wanna be's that could learn from this.



Since: Jul 20, 2010
Posted on: November 17, 2011 12:57 pm
 

Shaq denied at club for looking shabby

Screw the club- Shaq should rolled those bouncers over!



Since: Apr 26, 2007
Posted on: November 17, 2011 12:54 pm
 

Shaq denied at club for looking shabby

Honestly can we keep TMZ (Too Much Zits, because it is sophmoric news) out of sports and let them continue covering the National Enquirer. How about they start stalking TMZ reporters. How would they like it then. Seriously is this really interesting news.




Since: Jun 16, 2011
Posted on: November 17, 2011 12:52 pm
 

Shaq denied at club for looking shabby

Kudos to both the club and Shaq.  They let him know that the rules apply to everyone and Shaq responded in the proper manner.  Otherwise, how the heck is this news for CBS?  The NBA season isn't even going on and here's an article about Shaq at a night club.



Since: Oct 30, 2007
Posted on: November 17, 2011 12:46 pm
 

Shaq denied at club for looking shabby

TMZ? Seriously? This is news? It's not like Roethlisberger molesting Co-ed's or something interesting.



Since: Aug 18, 2006
Posted on: November 17, 2011 12:29 pm
 

Shaq denied at club for looking shabby

What a waste of an article. You know this sports website is going to crap when they are reposting news from a gossip website like TMZ.



Since: Nov 17, 2011
Posted on: November 17, 2011 12:26 pm
 

Shaq denied at club for looking shabby

Kudos to that night club for enforcing their policies. With all due respect to Mr. S. O'neal, if you show up at a fancy night club looking like a bum I would'nt let you in either. How many of us have been turned away because of these dress codes. I would have been upset, but that's the way it goes. Fame should not exclude you from anything (I wish they would have done this to Obama too)!  Hahaha!  :D



Since: Sep 1, 2009
Posted on: November 17, 2011 12:24 pm
 

Shaq denied at club for looking shabby

Hey SMAN2011,

Now youre a douche! Welcome to the club...


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