"Hey Mike, question. Your show is based in D.C., right? All right, check this out, I got on a nice suit, I'm in D.C. paying a visit, I jump out of a cab in front of the White House, I don't use none of my political/law enforcement connections. If I go to the gate and say, 'Hey, I'm in town, I would like to see the President,' do I get in, or do I not get in? Give me your answer," Shaq asked.
"I say yes," Wise guessed.
Shaq wasn't playing around, apparently. He updated his status on Twitter at 2:33 p.m. on Monday before heading out to the White House: "Question, I'm n dc, think if I walk up to the white house, they let me in, I kno the answer, let me kno wht u think, o yea I'm wearin shrts." Translation: Will the White House security let me in because I'm Shaq? By the way, I'm wearing shorts (I think?).
And just four hours later at 6:41 p.m., he tweeted: "The white house wouldn't let me in, whyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy". Sorry, Shaq. Even hoops fiend President Obama can't bend the rules to let your hardly noticeable 7-foot-2, 350-pound frame through the White House doors.
It did make me curious if any celebrity would be able to get through those doors. ESPN's Mike and Mike debated this morning if anyone could get in. Golic suggested that Oprah could get through the front doors, but Greenberg disagreed.
The rejection didn't appear to phase Shaq Diesel too much, as he performed at the Verizon Center later that night. He even shared a little too much information about one of the wrestlers he met afterward.
"wasn't lookin, but randy orton has da sexiest white man butt ive seen next 2 steve nash." Gross.