So the crowd at the Granite Links Golf Club that had been waiting all afternoon for Shaquille O’Neal to show up sees a helicopter swoop in over the course and land near the driving range and immediately assume it’s the 7-foot megastar.
They run across the parking lot with microphones, cameras and cellphones trying to get a shot.
Only it’s not him. It’s “just” some couple.
Some couple rich enough to avoid rush-hour traffic by hopping in the helicopter to have dinner at the Tavern.
O’Neal shows up shortly thereafter. How big was his entrance?
He pulls up driving a simple red van.
His first words?
“Got you with the old helicopter trick, huh?”