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Shaquille O’Neal Retires

Yesterday after 19 seasons in the NBA Shaq has announced his retirement. Shaq was a standout star at LSU which led him to be chosen number one overall in 1992 by the Orlando Magic. Shaq spent his first four years with Orlando but in 1996 the big man had enough and he with the L.A. Lakers. He won 3 titles with the Lakers, and was MVP in all of them. In 2004, he was traded to the Miami Heat for Caron Butler, Lamar Odom, Brian Grant and a future first-round draft choice. He brought a title to Miami with Dwayne Wade in 2006. From there he made one year stops in Phoenix, Cleveland and Boston

Shaq has accomplished it all and if you don’t believe me take a look at this resume:

-4 time NBA Champion (2000, 2001, 2002, 2006)
-3 time NBA Finals MVP (2000–2002)
-NBA Most Valuable Player (2000)
-NBA Rookie of the Year (1993)
-15 time NBA All-Star (1993–1998, 2000–2007, 2009)
-2 time NBA scoring champion (1995, 2000)
-8 time All-NBA First Team (1998, 2000–2006)
-2 time All-NBA Second Team (1995, 1999)
-4 time All-NBA Third Team (1994, 1996–1997, 2009)
-3 time All-Defensive Second Team (2000–2001, 2003)
-NBA All-Rookie First Team (1993)
-3 time NBA All-Star Game MVP (2000, 2004, 2009)
-1994 FIBA World Championship MVP

This guy is absolutely a Hall of Famer. However his career has not just been limited to basketball. He has done so many things in media. Here are just a few to name:

Saturday Night Live
Blue Chips
Shaq Vs.
Appearances in WWE and WCW

The guy is simply a phenomenon and deserves all the accolades he gets. He is one of the all time greats. Shaq will always have a place in basketball history and I am sure he is going to be successful in whatever he does. Congrats to Shaw on a historic and wonderful career. He will always be remembered as one of the best big man to ever play the game.

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