So, Shaquille O'Neal announced his retirement today on Twitter. About 4 years too late but an amazing career nonetheless. Easily a Top 10 career in the NBA.
It's amazing how the World has changed. If you would've told me 10 years ago that athletes would retire via social network my head would've exploded. Like this guy. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HY-03vYYAjA
I thought I'd say goodbye to the the dude with a thousand nicknames and one of the biggest personalities in all of Sports with a collection of some of his greatest moments.
The Big Cactus jumps into Row 18 for a loose ball in a meaningless regular season game. A couple days later he does the same thing but his Suns teammates clear out like the PA announcer played "Shaq Fu" over the speaker system.
A young Shaq eats rim (PAUSE!) on Inside Stuff. Look at Ahmad Rashad's high top fade.
The Big Aristotle doesn't mince words. Cusses on live TV and reminds us he doesn't give a s**t!
This is when, "Tell me how my ass tastes" forever became apart of our culture. Someone remind Shaquille, Kobe leads in the rings count now.
A smooch for his next door neighbor. I'm now realizing Shaq has a lot of pause worthy moments.
The King of the All Star Game destroys his boyhood idol David Robinson on his home court than salutes his fellow Que MJ on the sidelines. Roo the Ques! Is that the saying?
Classic rendition of the Cheers theme song. Poor Vlade "Flop a lot" Divac. Not only would Shaq abuse him on the court but even on the team bus.
RIP Chris Dudley!
Shaq Fu celebrating at the 2001 Championship Parade by rapping while Mark Madsen has a seizure a few feet away.
NBA Press Conferences just got 100 times more boring with Shaq and Phil Jackson retiring.
Shaq's best game. 61 points. 23 rebounds. Led a couple fast breaks and owned the illegitimate bastard son of LA (The Clippers).
What happens when the Most Dominant Ever faces off against the Round Mound of Rebound? Apparently this.
The Big Jabbawockee!
Shaq's claims his first ring after a 41 point, 12 rebound, 4 block game. Can you dig it?
Staples Center has never been that loud since.