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Old 06-01-2011, 01:36 PM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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Shaquille O'Neal announces his retirement after 19 seasons - ESPN Boston
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Old 06-01-2011, 01:43 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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YouTube - ‪Shaq Raps About Kobe‬‏
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Old 06-01-2011, 01:57 PM
 
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Default shaq retires

he will get in the hall of fame as a laker right?
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Old 06-01-2011, 01:58 PM
 
Location: spring tx
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after a great career marred by 3 + bad seasons its about time. i remember going to watch him play at cole high school in san antonio, not to many people expected him to become such a force. everyone knew he would be a very good pro, but nobody knew he would be THAT GOOD.

thanks to him for the laughs and the great basketball.
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Old 06-01-2011, 03:15 PM
 
Location: The "Rock"
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Shaq was my favorite player for a while after Jordan retired as I couldnt figure out who to like... and he was a Laker. Nice guy in person. definite HOF. in my top 10.

Roo... Team
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Old 06-01-2011, 03:35 PM
 
Location: Earth
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Wow... I'm feeling old. I remember the hype around Shaq coming out of LSU, his first NBA game, the broken backboards( saw both of those games when they occurred). Don't like the way he ring-chased near the end, but truly one of the greats in NBA history.
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Old 06-01-2011, 03:53 PM
 
Location: 20 years from now
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I remember his first game as well.

He should have retired 5 years ago IMO. His time was up after the Miami ring. After that he just seemed to be taking up cap space on a roster.
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Old 06-01-2011, 04:02 PM
 
Location: Corona,CA
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Quite possibly the most dominant center in his prime.

Huge Laker fan.

Im sure his jersey will be retired at staples.
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Old 06-01-2011, 04:18 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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Shaq an incredible presence on the court and off. I wish him well in retirement and hope he flourishes going forward. I also hope he takes care of his health and that weight problems don't creep up.

Hall of Fame? Without question.
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Old 06-01-2011, 04:35 PM
 
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