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by: JamieD On  Friday, June 3, 2011

Earlier today Shaquille O’Neal got up on stage during a press conference at his home in Orlando, Florida and announced to the world that he was officially retiring from the game of basketball.  The man who many believe was the most dominant player during his prime, not only retired from the game, but he also retired all of his nicknames, including “The Big Aristotle,” “Shaq-Fu,” “the Big Diesel,” and “Superman.”

So what will we call him now, you ask?  How about “The Big A.A.R.P.,” which stands for the Association for the Advancement of Retired People.

Shaq took the opportunity to thank everyone he could think of, including his family, friends, fans and former coaches.  He even threw in a special thanks to the members of the media that he has had plenty of fun with over the years.  Shaq was always a joy to be around (unless your name is Kobe Bryant), and his presence on the court will be missed, but I doubt it will be long before we are enjoying his presence in front of the camera as a broadcaster.  In fact, he is already entertaining job offers.

Here is a look at his classy, yet humorous, retirement speech.




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