Tuesday, October 28th, 2008 at 12:30 pm  |  48 responses

Shaq and His Massive Ego Are Ready for the Season

“Because I’ve done the most,” O’Neal said. “I’m not worried about guys winning dunk contests and doing stuff like that. You still have to outdo the shogun to become the shogun. When I leave, it’ll be because my time is up, not because someone is outplaying me or someone has done more than me. The only one who has even done close, and I don’t really consider him a center, is Mr. (Tim) Duncan. Any other center, the things that they have done, I invented.”

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  • http://www.ballislife.com Justin Walsh

    Ah Shaq is back.

  • vmcb

    stupid shaq.

  • peteb80

    Mr. (Tim) Duncan > Shaq

  • Ken

    He’s right though. Shaq invented the free throw that Ben Wallace does.

  • James aka the artist formerly known as Krayzie Bone

    That comment killed me ken. I would have to say though, wallaces free throws have a high arc, so they’re like death from above, while shaq’s are like lazers aimed straight at the rim. Also shaq has that violation thing happening on every one.

  • LS

    Oh, so Shaq invented Yao Ming’s game? Interesting….how exactly does Yao’s career FT percentage of 82.6% (probably one of the highest ever for a center of any height) get ‘invented’ by a career 52.4% FT shooter? Perhaps Shaq and Yao are similar in that they are both injury prone, but at least Yao’s injuries aren’t a result of being out of shape. Yao also has an offensive arsenal (for starts, a jump shot) that Shaq never managed to grasp despite being 5 inches shorter. So, yeah, let’s just say that once again Shaq has put both of his gigantic feet in his mouth and call it a day.

  • Henry

    really annoyed of shaq

  • http://www.where-basketball-b-longs.blogspot.com/ B. Long

    I wish someone would shave some fat off the “Shogun’s” ass with a katana blade. Has any all time great ever ended their career in a less glorious fashion?

  • riggs

    mike tyson….but we’re talking basketball huh

  • http://www.where-basketball-b-longs.blogspot.com/ B. Long

    True dat, riggs.

  • rainman10

    B. Long…first off Shaq’s career isn’t over. Wilkins, Ewing, Olajuwon? A lot of greats end their careers on a low note.

  • Nathalie

    lol at comments, katana blade!? lasers!! lmao

  • Adrian Zapata

    Duncan & Shaq

  • joe

    comments like these, are why Shaq will be missed in two years, not the things he says he “invented”.

  • http://coco-vents.blogspot.com Co Co

    Ken,that comment made me giggle. :)

  • http://www.where-basketball-b-longs.blogspot.com/ B. Long

    ZAPATASTYLE!!! What’s good, homie?

  • RV

    “still need to master”, “try to be smarter”…yup, sounds like a shogun to me

  • luvshaq

    May I refer you to Ordinance 2257 of the the Big Man Pecking Order Code…

  • Blue

    Why is it that everytime Shaq refers to himself as the Shogun, I think of the movie “The Last Dragon”?

  • http://www.lifehoopsthoughts.blogspot.com the baconator

    And when the Shogun becomes disgraced, he must commit seppoku, or ritual suicide, to avoid bringing shame to his clan. Does Shaq really want to use that analogy? haha

  • AB_40

    so everybody hates him now but in 09-10 everybody will be wathcing his last games.

  • http://www.ravingblacklunatic.blogspot.com Allenp

    Cause Dwight Howard has “the glow.”

  • http://www.freewebs.com/betcats BETCATS

    2nd GOAT speaks

  • dfrance

    Actually a lot of all-time greats go out in a less than glorious fashion. MJ had to chance to have the best end of a career ever, then the whole Wizards fiasco happened.
    Has any all-time great been as funny when they’re being dead seious like Shaq?

  • dfrance


  • LA Huey

    I love Shaq (so long as he’s not on the King’s Cavs or my recently adopted Blazers) but he does know that Duncan would have been a center had he been drafted by any other squad won the lottery, right?

  • RV

    shaq isn’t funny anymore…its been awhile, now its just sad.

  • http://slamonline.com s.e.a.n

    Shaq knows how to stay in the public eye when he isn’t making any highlights.

  • Bubba Chuck

    duncan cant freestyle like shaq

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com Moose

    Mr. Howard will make Shaq shut his mouth in the end.

  • Big Sia


  • Dallas J

    how can you not like someone who uses the word Shogun in daily conversations

  • http://phoenixsunsrising.blogspot.com/ Hersey

    Let’s go Shaq. Get that 5th ring.

  • http://www.myspace.com/freedmusic Fredd

    It reminds me when Hakeem swpet Shaq in 95 … anyway … I really hope for him he will get a double-double this year … cos’ we can built a present on our past … it is not objective.

  • Anton

    The Big Relaxation in the house

  • GGG

    Is this Shaq’s way of asking all centres what his as* tastes like? NBA needs to give this guy a pysche test followed by a Drug test…he has lost his mind…

  • http://www.triplejunearthed.com/dacre Dacre

    Gotta love the big aristotle..

  • http://www.triplejunearthed.com/dacre Dacre

    my only gripe is that he is still too quick on NBALive 09….but thats it.

  • http://www.rich-imaging.com Dutch Rich


  • chintao

    The biggest theoretical question on my mind is whether Shaquita’s ego can fit in his massive a$$.

  • http://www.basketballjerseyworld.com NBA-JERSEY-KING

    send Shaq to the D-League

  • davidR

    dacre, you need to be playing 2k9

  • Dwyane

    WWE pay per view was in Phoneix and when Shaq was in the crowd a wrestler came out and said this is where so many old guys like rowdy piper come to end their career or something like that and he said Shaq and pointed to him. Shaq looked pissed. I wonder if he was told they would say that.

  • http://www.triplejunearthed.com/dacre Dacre

    davidR > I hired it out and don’t like it sorry…everyone is too mechanical and it reminded me of the NBA games of a decade ago…

    NBALive is the best basketball game I’ve ever played.

  • zion

    shaq will eat those who try to outplay him

  • Zabba

    shaq’s ass taste better than all the other centers.

  • nathan

    haha shaq tell us all how our a$$ taste! haha.
    shaq is my boy. he is big, and he is dumb. but he is entertaining as h3ll.
    everything shaq says or he does is gold.
    everyone has to agree with me on that.

  • da south

    shaq real simple let me put it in words your iq understands
    put ball in hoop win
    talk sht look stupid
    get in shape and ball
    marion for shaq seemed crazy for since day one