08/27/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Shaq Denied Entry To The White House, He Says

The White House may currently be home to a basketball-loving president, but that doesn't mean NBA superstars are welcome to just drop by any time they feel like it. Even if they are Shaquille O'Neal.

According to the NBA star's tweets, he was in D.C. and decided to go by the White House to see if he could stop in: "Question, I'm n dc, think if I walk up to the white house, they let me in, I kno the answer, let me kno wht u think, o yea I'm wearin shrts."

Alas, it wasn't meant to be: "The white house wouldn't let me in, whyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy." Perhaps he was denied entry because Obama was already hosting the defending WNBA champion Detroit Shock at the White House Monday. Or, just maybe, it was the "shrts."