Originals

June 02, 2011

Shaquille O’Neal Retired: Basketball Legend Announces Retirement


Yesterday Shaquille O’Neal announced his retirement. The basketball legend has accumulated four fings, 28,596 career points, 13,099 rebounds and more than 2,000 baskets in his 19 year career.

Shag has played for the Pheonix Suns, Cleveland Cavaliers and the Boston Celtics. He has had NUMEROUS nicknames over the years such as the Diesal, Shaq Fu, Superman, The Big Daddy, The Big Shagtus, and the Big Shamrock.

The announcement was made to fans on Tout, a social media tool that he endorses:  “We did it. Nineteen years baby. I want to thank you very much, that’s why I’m telling you first, I’m about to retire. Love you, talk to you soon.”

He spoke to Sports center about his career:

“I’m going to miss the competition. I’m going to miss, you know, the chase for the ring. You kow, I’m actually going to miss everything.” He said.

Commissioner David Stern also made an announcement about Shaq’s retirement.

“On behalf of the NBA, its teams, and his millions of fans around the world, I want to thank Shaq for everything he has meant to the league and to the sport of basketball, both on and off the court. We wish him and his family all the best.”

Shaq will be missed. We will no doubt see him as an inductee in the Hall of Fame later on this year.

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