posted on Jul, 20 2004 @ 07:58 PM
MIAMI -- He was difficult to spot at first, when the semi-tractor trailer with the words "Diesel Power" on the side pulled up to the Miami Heat's
Then he emerged from the cab, armed with a plastic water cannon, plenty of one-liners and a pledge sure to make headlines.
It could only be Shaquille O'Neal.
Subtle as a dunk, O'Neal made a grand entrance Tuesday at a rally welcoming him to Miami. As he shot water into the crowd of several thousand, a red
carpet led him up the steps from Biscayne Boulevard to the arena entrance, where he said an even bigger celebration is in the Heat's future.
"Remember this," O'Neal told the fans. "I'm going to bring a championship to Miami. I promise."