Thursday, November 17th, 2011 at 9:40 am  |  24 responses

Shaquille O’Neal Didn’t Dress Well Enough to Get in a New York Club

Shaq may be one of the most recognizable people on the planet, but apparently, the strict dress-code at certain NYC nightspots even applies to him. From TMZ: “Shaq rolled up to nightclub/restaurant Mars 2112 on Saturday night wearing jeans, a sweatshirt, tennis shoes and a beanie. But according to the club promoter, Mike Mogul, Shaq’s attire wasn’t up to club standards so security politely informed the retired NBA star that he would not be allowed inside. Sources at the club tell us Shaq calmly replied, ‘Are you serious?’ … then shrugged his shoulders and walked down the street to another place that welcomed The Diesel with open arms.”

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  • http://justinmaller.com Justin


  • James cutler

    Tmz slam?

  • http://www.twitter.com/dfrance21 dfrance21

    Wow Mars 2112 wouldn’t let him in? They’re not even upscale.

  • fruizm

    F you SLAM!!…why are you not publishing my comments?!

  • http://360special.blogspot.com/ dev0

    it’s not like it’s the whitehouse or anything…

  • clydesays

    Mars 2112?!!?? It’s a sci-fi theme ‘restaurant’. I’ve taken my kid there for birthday parties. It’s a step below (literally) the ESPN Zone or Bubba Gumps…

  • Yesse

    Looks like they lost a customer, lol.

  • ab40

    wow dude could buy, fix up and sell the place in a week and you don’t let him in. Was the owner’s daughter in there or something?

  • http://www.slamonline.com Cheryl

    More evidence of Shaq’s slipping popularity. Dude’s got such a fragile ego, I bet he’s still boiling over the diss. Next up: “Shaq Un-Invited: Mars 2112, and other places you should not visit”.

  • Cizzo

    Shaq is one of the richest dudes in the World and he was denided acess beacause of his gear? I bet they let all kind of broke ol half dressed women in that don’t have to two pennies to rub together…Diesel is going to party and have more of his rich friends come down and spend much need cash during these rough economic times..but i guess Shaq money isn’t good enough….Bad business move my standpoint…I would of let him wearing a Tanktop a Speedo and Knee high NBA socks and Cowboy Boots…as long as he has identifcation and his Black Card you know….Idiots..

  • nicholas

    mars 2112 is the best the way you get to your tables nuts but its been like 10 or 12 years since i been so who knows

  • http://www.nba.com/2011/news/features/steve_aschburner/10/27/lockout-q-and-a-kevin-murphy/index.html Allenp

    Shaq isn’t even close to one of the richest people in the world.
    Y’all need to read Forbes. Those people wipe their anuses with Shaq’s money.

  • LA Huey

    Bosh would have easily met the dress code.

  • robb

    Who cares about how rich he is? Shaq has no clas. He dresses like a clown. Glad he coudnt get in.

  • http://www.optimabbc.be Max

    Cosign LA Huey lol

  • bike

    I honestly did not know that Shaq wore a beanie. That is disturbing.

  • dave

    hahaha, the place mars2112 are just stupid…they basically said no to money, and shaq would have spent a lot of money there…mars2112, they have no business sense…stupid…

  • http://theurbangriot.com The NUPE

    If it’s their dress code they need to enforce it – regardless who the person is. Otherwise, other customers will believe (rightfully) that they can dress the same or possibly boycott because they feel they are treated unfairly when they go dressed the same and don’t get in. From a business perspective, this was very smart on their part. Additionally, we wouldn’t be talking about mars2112 and no articles would be mentioning it, if they would have let Shaq in. So the attention/publicity they are getting over this makes the decision not to let Shaq in that much better.

  • http://www.twitter.com/dfrance21 dfrance21

    ^ I disagree with this. No regular Joe is going to come to the club in a beanie and sweats and when they get denied say “well you let Shaq in with sweats!” They’d get laughed at. And it would have been great pub for them to let him in. Everyone there would have been tweeting and telling their friends they’re in the club with Shaq, and Shaq would have spent a ton of money there. Clubs pay celebs thousands of dollars just to do a walk thru. Shaq was going to party for free. They dropped the ball.

  • Jerome

    I bet they woul’ve let him in if he signed with the … er, nevermind.

  • https://plus.google.com/photos/106403650426394352312/albums/posts davidR

    dfrance, completely agree with you

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  • http://www.facebook.com/parrinello StarburyMarbury

    Glad he wasn’t allowed in. Don’t let fame and money get the best of you Mr. Mogul. If Shaq is sooo rich like everyone above claims, why couldn’t he wear proper attire? Plus, who goes to the club with a hoodie and beanie? Get some class Shaq.

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    Looks like they lost a customer:)