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NBA in the ATL: Dr J, Shaq spotted around town

294062_4496208995916_2115552644_nHappy New Year’s Eve afternoon. How about a couple of sightings before you start popping the corks?

NBA greats Shaquille O’Neal and Julius Erving have been spotted (separately) out and about in Atlanta in recent days.

Shaq stopped by the Davio’s in Phipps Plaza on the Thursday after Christmas for some Philly cheesesteak spring rolls and angel hair pasta with kobe meatballs. Dr. J. dined at Watershed on Peachtree a few nights before Christmas. Here he is with the restaurant’s Sue Owens.

Erving lives here now and O’Neal spends a good bit of time here. We get tips on Shaq sightings from time to time – he was apparently filming a commercial at a dry cleaners not long ago.

OK that’s it for now. Happy New Year!

9 comments Add your comment

R

December 31st, 2012
1:47 pm

Depending on the part of town you live in, you see Dr. J, Arthur Blank, Dan Reeves and more pretty much at least once per month if not more. And, Shaq used to rent a house near Chastain Park if I remember correctly. Just normal people who have had success doing normal things, which makes it fun to live in the ATL.

Jennifer Brett

December 31st, 2012
2:43 pm

Agreed! Jennifer

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JASon

December 31st, 2012
5:18 pm

Shaq is one of the truly great men of professional sports. There is nothing about that man that feels he is better than anyone else, or more deserving of anything. No need to explain how rare those qualities are, especially in a pro basketball player.

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Charlie

January 1st, 2013
8:49 am

Did Dr J. Stiff the restaurant like he did vendors from his golf course ownership?

ATH

January 1st, 2013
10:00 am

Shaq eating Kobe meatballs?

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