Giant-sized basketball ace Shaquille O'Neal had the ideal cushion when he fell into the audience during yesterday's (15FEB04) ALLSTAR GAME - RUBEN STUDDARD's lap.
In the final minutes of the annual game, held at Los Angeles' STAPLES CENTER, 7-foot-1 (2.159 metres) O'Neal dribbled far beyond the centre stripe, threw down a one-handed drunk and tumbled into the front row of the crowd.
O'Neal, who won the Most Valuable Player Award, jokes, "I just want to let everybody know, I'm suing Ruben Studdard.
"When I got the dunk, I accidentally bumped him, and he had his hand on my a*s, and he wouldn't let me go. I'm suing you Ruben!"
O'Neal's WESTERN CONFERENCE beat the EASTERN CONFERENCE 136-132 during the game attended by a host of celebrities, including halftime performer Beyonce KNOWLES and her boyfriend Jay-Z, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Denzel Washington, ANDRE 3000, Ashton Kutcher, SEAN 'P DIDDY' COMBS, Naomi Campbell, Lennox Lewis, JACK NICHOLSON and LEONARDO DiCAPRIO and Gabrielle Union.20/02/2004 02:47