Posted by Johnnymac 6:30 AM
At the last minute last night, a friend called and said she had an extra pair of tickets to the Rockets game, so Mrs Johnny Mac and I packed up and drove downtown. We didn't even know who was playing until we got to the Toyota Center, and it was a nice surprise to see that the Miami Heat were in town.
I had never seen Shaquille O'Neal in person before - last night was my first opportunity - and I have to say, the man is huge! I saw Patrick Ewing play once with his long arms and legs and it was impressive, but that was nothing next to Shaq. All basketball players are tall (or most are), but Shaq is just big all over - shoulders, chest, legs.
It was a very entertaining game (T-Mac, Yao, and Dwayne Wade were also there, of course) and luckily the home team won. I need to give a shoutout to both Amber and Dana for hooking us up with the tickets - I know they both read this thing - it was a nice surprise to get that phone call.