Forget Michael Jordan, Larry Bird or Magic Johnson. There will never be another like Shaquille O'Neal. The backboard shattering jokester has called it quits...I think.
Shaq took to Twitter Wednesday afternoon and released a simple yet powerful video. The posted images show a grizzled and aged Shaquille O'Neal giving his final words as an NBA star.
It was an odd way to go out. Then again, this is the same guy that enjoyed playing the point in an All-Star game as much as throwing down an alley-oop in a Finals matchup.
The writing was all over the proverbial wall recently. He failed to play in the postseason after a rash of injuries kept him sidelined.
He had slowed to a crawl in the past couple of seasons and lacked the explosiveness that made him truly special.
NBA fans love to claim there will never be another MJ. I agree wholeheartedly. However, there is no way we see another Shaquille O'Neal.
He was a big man that was built like a brick wall. You didn't guard the giant, you simply got out of his way. He had monster game with the footwork of a ballerina.
The video was a light-hearted yet odd exit, simply perfect for the type of career we saw from one of the greatest big men to ever play.