Robbie Compton, a 15-year-old basketball player at Irmo High in Columbia, S.C., dreams of filling Shaquille O'Neal's shoes—or at least the Shaq Attack Reeboks (above) that O'Neal endorses. Sadly, Robbie takes a size 16, while Shaq Attacks aren't sold in sizes larger than 15. But what of O'Neal himself, who wears a 20? Well, it seems that Reebok custom-makes pairs for him.
But wait. After learning of Robbie's plight, O'Neal and his father, Philip Harrison, called him and said they would ask Reebok to make some Shaq Attacks for Robbie. They also promised to send him an assortment of O'Neal's line of clothing.
Nice gesture, Shaq. Of course, don't be surprised if you start hearing from a lot of other size-16-and-up guys very soon.