Video: Shaquille O’Neal Is Retiring? Thanks For The Memories
After 19 years, 1,207 games, 28, 596 points, four NBA championships, two broken backboard, three NBA finals MVPs, 15 NBA All-Star appearances, five albums, several video games and movies and a career full of memorable moments, Shaquille O’Neal has finally called it quits at 39 years of age.
It’s going to be hard to forget “The Diesel.” Even though some younger NBA fans may have faint memories of the dominant center who tore down backboards with the Orlando Magic and terrorized the league as the leader of the Los Angeles Lakers while bringing home back-to-back-to-back NBA championships (you think Kobe did it by himself?). Some may be more familiar with when he linked up with Dwyane Wade in 2004 and brought a title to Miami by 2006. But alas, most see Shaq as an older player who lacked the dominance he did in his early years. That’s too bad. Because you likely missed out on one of the most dominant players the NBA has ever seen. He was the last bully in the middle. Dwight Howard? Shaq would have ate him for breakfast in his heyday.
Yup, this is it for Shaq. He’s a definite hall of famer who was Shaq-tastic in every aspect. But alas, father time has finally caught up with the larger-than-life NBA star. It happens to the best of them. And Shaq will certainly go down as one of the best. This video is a reminder of how absolutely dominating The Big Aristotle was. Enjoy.