Shaquille O'Neal is having his retirement ceremony on ESPN today at 1 p.m. ET, so this will be one of many pieces that reflect on his career.
But we're not going to talk about the Shaq retirement in terms of statistics. We're not going to talk about the Shaq retirement in terms of his impact on the game. We're going to talk about the Shaquille O'Neal retirement in terms of one thing and one thing only: nicknames.
Shaq is the king of the self-annointed nickname. He's been The Big Aristotle, The Big Baryshnikov, Superman, Diesel, and the list goes on and on.
Now that Shaq will be participating in retirement activities rather than basketball, he's going to need a whole new set of nicknames to run through.
Here are our best guesses.