It probably was only a matter of time, with Shaquille O'Neal pounding the superhero imagery from the day he arrived in south Florida ("I'm Superman, he's Flash"), before the big man and his Justice League sidekick Dwyane Wade wound up on the cover of a comic book.
Wade and O'Neal, the slice and dice of the Miami Heat, are joined this month by four other teammates on the cover of an actual, limited-edition "graphic novel" published by Publix supermarkets, with the first issue out and in Wade's hands at the end of his team's practice Wednesday morning. It isn't DC Comics or Marvel, those exclusive clubs of the superhero elite, but Wade still gets the glamour treatment, with the exaggerated V-shaped torso, pumped-up pectorals and bulging biceps.
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I'm interested in selling my youngest daughter into slavery as sanctioned in Exodus 21:7. She's a Georgetown sophomore, speaks fluent Italian, always cleared the table when it was her turn. What would a good price for her be? While thinking about that, can I ask another? My Chief of Staff Leo McGarry insists on working on the Sabbath. Exodus 35:2 clearly says he should be put to death. Am I morally obligated to kill him myself or is it okay to call the police? Here's one that's really important because we've got a lot of sports fans in this town: touching the skin of a dead pig makes one unclean. Leviticus 11:7. If they promise to wear gloves, can the Washington Redskins still play football? Can Notre Dame? Can West Point? Does the whole town really have to be together to stone my brother John for planting different crops side by side? Can I burn my mother in a small family gathering for wearing garments made from two different threads? Think about those questions, would you? One last thing: while you may be mistaking this for your monthly meeting of the Ignorant Tight-Ass Club, in this building, when the President stands, nobody sits." --- President Jed Bartlett, The West Wing
Not to say that both teams weren't playing some good defense, but it is a different, less-organized offense when just Shaq is out of the game, much less when Shaq is out and Wade is sitting for extended periods of time-- plus with the fouls Wade never ...