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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Shaquille O'Neal is partial to the kind of peanut butter that has the grape jelly already mixed in, but any of the sticky stuff would do for his latest project.
The Phoenix Suns center teamed up with Feed the Children to collect peanut butter that will be distributed to needy families across the country.
People who wanted to attend a "PB & Shaq" appearance at an Oklahoma City church were asked to bring 10 jars apiece.
Among those appearing was former Oklahoma and Dallas Cowboys coach Barry Switzer, who outbid an audience member to buy a holiday photo shoot with O'Neal for $3,000.
O'Neal also made a $1,000 donation that was matched by Damien Wilkins of the Oklahoma City Thunder. Their teams play tonight at the Ford Center.
Someone from the audience asked O'Neal about a comment he made that he didn't think the SuperSonics' move from Seattle to Oklahoma City was a good idea.
Shaq says a guy from Seattle told him to say that.