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Shaquille O'Neal

REJECTED from Nightclub --

You're Dressed Like a Schlub!!!

11/17/2011 5:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Shaquille ONeal
Shaquille O'Neal
couldn't power his way through the lane at a New York nightclub this weekend -- getting TURNED AWAY at the door ... all because he was dressed like a lumberjack.

TMZ has learned ... Shaq rolled up to nightclub/restaurant Mars 2112 on Saturday night wearing jeans, a sweatshirt, tennis shoes and a beanie (pictured above with random fan later that night).

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.

The move is pretty damn shocking, considering TONS of clubs would pay some serious jack to get Shaq to stop by, no matter what he was wearing!!

Denzel Washington does not have the same problem.

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16.

PB    

I think the club did the right thing. They treated him they same way they would have treated a non-celeb. Kudos to the club for having ONE SET OF RULES for all.

1037 days ago
17.

Ty    

Wow, his face is almost perfectly round. And Im glad he got turned away. There should not be different rules for celebs, especially arogant ex-nba players like Shaq.

1037 days ago
18.

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1037 days ago
19.

moso    

GOOD!!! Celebrities think they can get away with EVERYTHING. No one ever tells them NO!!! Thank God this place did. It shows they do have class. No matter how much money you have, you should respect the rules and DRESS APPROPRIATE!!

1037 days ago
20.

BABS    

This would have made a cool poll question - I would vote let him in :)

1037 days ago
21.

Northerner    

if shaq knew there was a dress code then thats one thing, and if the door men knew he was shaq then they should have let him in, besides dropping some serious coin im sure everyone would have tweeted he was there and the place would soon be packed and the cash would be flowing. but its cool he kept his cool and walked on, serves that place right!

1037 days ago
22.

Kari    

If this club has clothing "standards"--then I hope people boycott the place. If clothes are clean and neat, who gives a damn. But to the people trying (again) to make this a black/white thing---doesn't fly anymore.

1037 days ago
23.

Rodney    

Shaq is FAT. Guess he is going to blow up to mega Marlon Brando Proportions.

1037 days ago
24.

Mel    

Shaq is a criminal and belongs in Jail. His new book sounds stupid and all that talk about KOBE is crap. KOBE is the best and always will be! At least KOBE never got SUED by Gloria Allred. Somewhere KOBE is smiling ;0

1037 days ago
25.

Nikki    

How is he dressed like a slob?!? He has on regular everyday clothing. Now I wouldn't let him in if he was dressed as above for the simple fact that it's not club attire, but he doesn't look like a slob. Smh some ppl...

1037 days ago
26.

me    

You know what... that's great that Shaq didn't get all arrogant and upset. He simply shrugged and moved to another spot and enjoyed his night. LoL Way to go Shaq!

1037 days ago
27.

jonjuda    

rules are rules. club didnt need his money and shaq was an idiot for disrespecting those rules and expecting to be let in because of his fame. plain and simple people get off the mans ****,

1037 days ago
28.

The Empress     

It had nothing to do with race, the promoter who was throwing the event is African American. I was at Mars 2112 that night, he simply wasn't dressed properly, who he is or used to be doesn't matter.

1037 days ago
29.

pam    

he looks like he's getting a little chubby there..

1037 days ago
30.

Montclair Grandma    

Good for the club turning him away. I am tired of seeing some celebrities appear in public looking like slobs. Recently saw
Khole Kasardian on Australian tv wearing ragged looking jeans cut at the knees and thighs. The jeans may have been expensive, but she showed no class or taste in how to dress by appearing on a tv interview show dressed like that.

1037 days ago
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