We're all familiar with Shaquille O'Neal's prowess as a jockey, but apparently his love for horses extends beyond those ones that he can ride.
The 7-foot-1 O'Neal is interested in purchasing a 20-inch pony, according to the New Hampshire Union Leader. The only problem is that the miniature horse named Einstein is not for sale.
"Shaq would have to arm-wrestle Paris Hilton for him," the horse's owner, Charlie Cantrell,told the newspaper. "We've been contacted by so many people, but he's not for sale. He's priceless."
Apparently so, as the basketball star and the famous-for-the-sake-of-being-famous star have some pretty thick wallets.
The fact that the horse was not on sale did not stop Shaq from contacting the Union Leader reporter who wrote the story.
"how much I like dat horse," Shaq wrote on Twitter to Kevin Gray.
Though the horse is not for sale, it clearly has an interest in Shaq.
"I'm having a Shaq attack!" said the horse's official Twitter page.
It looks like that horse may indeed be a little Einstein.
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