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Shaquille O’neal RETIRES

Thank you Shaq.

Thank you for the many unforgettable memories of your well publicized career in five NBA cities. Shaquille O’neal was the Yogi Berra of our generation. His quotes will live online forever, providing us with a simple smile as we read all the funny, candid, truthful, spiteful and otherwise memorable sayings of the The Big ___________.

My favorite quote was when he actually quoted Aristotle. He said, “Excellence is not a singular act, it is a habit. You are what you repeatedly do.”

I’m sure there were others before them, but he is only one of three players (Rick Fox and Gary Payton) that I have played for both the Lakers and Celtics.

Slam Magazine put up a cool article on how different NBA players reacted on Twitter.

As far as his cards go, here are a few of my favorites and although I haven’t tracked any in a while, here are some older prices I tracked of his autograph cards.

Shaquille O’neal, Magic Johnson, Kareem Abdul Jabbar 00 Stadium Club Tri Signer $465.00 5/23/11 370510138006 quickshipcards-autographs

Shaquille O’neal 00 Stadium Club Finest Moments autograph

Shaquille O’nea Kobe Bryantl 00 Topps Chrome California Dreamin

This video will ALWAYS stand out to me. The Big Backboard Breaker.

For $18, you can rep an Orlando retro Shaq shirt from his early years.

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