Shaq delivers The Big Goodbye

Shaquille O’Neal threw himself a retirement party on Friday, the NBA legend saying farewell with a smile after a 19-year career with a bash complete with a throne and one last nickname.

O’Neal, who ranks fifth on the NBA all-time scoring list, has dubbed himself “The Big Aristotle”, “Shaq-Fu”, “The Big Shamrock”, “The Big Shaqtus”, “Shaq Diesel” and “Superman” in a career that also spanned movies and rap music.

“From now on, you guys can call me “The Big AARP – Association for the Advancement of Retired Persons,” O’Neal said.

In a home gymnasium at the private Windemere development, O’Neal began with a serious note.
“I never thought this day would come,” O’Neal said. “Father Time has finally caught up with Shaquille O’Neal.”

Then he accepted a cell phone, pretending to take a call from James Dolan, the owner of the New York Knicks, who announced hours earlier that Donnie Walsh would not be retained as general manager and president of the club.

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  • UP nn grad

    One of the amazing things I always notice while watching this guy is that he really is massive. He can be standing on the sidelines just gabbing away with other players and he simply stands out — massive. Then when on the court, can’t help but notice that he is an immovable object. Once he plants himself, woe to the players who run into him // pity the fools assigned to shove him around to create driving lanes. And then, his feet. Other players would be around him — same height — then you look at Shaq’s feet and they would be at least 2 sizes bigger than the others.

    And then, there is Dwight Howard.

    • Cocoy

      Game won’t be the same without Shaq.