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Wednesday, June 1st, 2011 at 5:30 pm  |  24 responses

The NBA Reacts to Shaq’s Retirement

Players hit Twitter to express appreciation for the Big Fella.

Earlier today, NBA great and future Hall of Famer Shaquille O’Neal announced his retirement on Tout, a social networking platform most of us hadn’t heard of until this afternoon. Shaq was a childhood hero to many of your favorite NBA players, and a bunch of them took to Twitter after the news broke to express their gratitude for the Big Fella and his incredible career. Peep a variety of the reactions below.

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  • Shadojoker

    1st

  • Shadojoker

    :-D Much respect to Shaq Diesel! You held it down for years man!

  • jayy

    5th GOAT CENTER

  • http://slamonline.com 1982

    I remember in high school people were making fun of him for being fat, saying if they were as big as him, they’d be just as successful. I told them if they were that big, they’d barely be Luc Longly.

  • http://slamonline.com 1982

    Props to Nash for not being mad about Shaq VS too

  • Mattroom

    Shaquille O’Neal, Shaq Diesel, Shaq Fu, Superman. Whatever you want to call him, he was one of the best centers to ever play the game.

  • vic21

    Sorry but is Sean May still playing in the NBA?

  • ripslam

    Andrew Bynum should not be talking about anyone putting elbows in people’s chests.

  • fizzbucket

    Why is Mo Williams always so dramatic? When LeBron left he was practically suicidal, and now he’s talking about afterlife. SMH

  • Double J

    Much love to my all-time favorite player! Put a statue up in every city baby!

  • rich

    well shaq always said he would never help other big men until he retires, i wonder what he could show a guy like dwight or another power guy

  • barnabusb

    nah, nah, let me continue
    I’m a be like D-Rock and see what’s next on the menu,
    mic-checka, the rim and rhyme wrecka,
    rocks from here to Mecca,
    boom shack-a-lak-a-lak-a,
    I got a hand that’ll rock ya cradle,
    cream you like cheese, spread you on my bagle,
    my Ford Explorer boomin’ with the clumped-up funk,
    all you jealous punks can’t stop my dunks,
    they’re brand new like Heavy,
    built like Chevy, Impala,
    but Shaq’s a smooth balla,
    (yeah, but what about rhymin?)
    I can hold my own,
    knick-knack shaq-attack, give a dog a bone,
    rhymin is like hoopin’, I’m already a legend,
    back in the days in the Fush-camp section,
    used to kick rhymes like baby, baby, baby,
    every once, every twice, three times a lady,
    is what I listend to, riding with my moms,
    how you like me now? I drop bombs,
    when you see me, please tap my hands,
    I know I got skills man, I know I got skills man

  • http://www.slamonline.com spit hot fiyah

    tj ford lol

  • http://kb24.com Bigi

    No Wade Tweet?

  • AQWORD

    The Big Man vs The Big Ming !!! headlines were classic

  • Dirtybird

    Yeah, there could’ve been an active player in place of May.

  • Riggs

    no tweet from fu shnickens?

  • dsleepy

    respect

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    Sean May is an NBA player still?

  • t.

    good riddins’!!!! Shaquille is the most over-rated player to ever set foot on a basketball court. any seven foot player is expected to put up his shaq-like stats. maybe he should go back to being a cop… oh wait… he sucked at that too. or maybe there’s a circus in town, and a needy sideshow that may want his services.

  • Sharelle

    Sean May plays for a team in Turkey.

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    Really T? Wow.

  • http://staticseth.blogspot.com Seth

    Andrew Bynum with the elbow comment, nice.

  • BNR Reedith

    your a joke T.

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