Shaq Calls it a Career
Shaquille O’Neal, arguably the most dominant big man the NBA has ever seen, has announced his retirement today. O’Neal, a standout and College Player of the Year at LSU played 18 seasons in the NBA and won 4 NBA Championships, 3 with the LA Lakers and one with the Miami Heat. O’Neal was the number one overall draft pick by the Orlando Magic in 1992, the 1992-93 NBA Rookie of the Year, the 2000 NBA MVP, a 3 time NBA Finals MVP (2000,2001,2002), a 3 time NBA All Star Game MVP (2000,2004,2009) and a 15 time All Star selection. Shaq won two scoring titles and forever changed the culture of the NBA. The NBA and fans of the game (myself included) will miss you Shaq. Click the image to enlarge.
Shaq is one of the few, if only, players who can say that they played on teams with Kobe Bryant, Dwyane Wade, LeBron James, Steve Nash and Kevin Garnett.