Dr. Shaq Retires After 19 Spectacular Seasons

What? No way. Dr. Shaq?

Sadly, yes.

Shaquille O’Neal announced his retirement today (via Twitter). Shaq gave us 19 fun-filled seasons by way of his sense of humor and his ability to score the basketball. He was also a fantastic rebounder, averaging 10.9 rebounds per game.

The Big Shamrock Announced His Retirement From the NBA (via Twitter) on Wednesday.

Couple that with a 58.2 field goal percentage and you have a great player right there. Almost 60%? That’s 6 out of 10 shots made! This stat shows his excellent shot selection (knowing when to take a shot, when to pass it off, etc).The stat that really surprised me was his free throw percentage. It’s a staggering 52.7%. We all knew that free throws aren’t his forte, but c’mon, 52.7? Couldn’t get a number like 60 or 65? Honestly, that’s a pretty horrible percentage. I’m in high school and I think I can make at least 60%. Our coach tells us that 60% is average for HIGH SCHOOL. That means Shaq shot below the average for a HIGH SCHOOL basketball team. Just think about that…He’s getting payed millions of dollars a year right? He should be better than a group of high school kids 10 years younger than him.

“O’Neal ranks fifth all-time in points (28,596), and won four NBA championships, three NBA Finals MVP awards, two scoring titles and one league MVP” (Credit miamiherald.com). That pretty much sums up the basketball part of his career. Anyone to contest his future-HOF status obviously has never watched the Big Shamrock play. He was also a 15-time All-Star during his 19-year career. That’s only 4 years of non-All star status.

Here’s to Shaq, one of the Top 10 Greatest to ever play the game of Basketball!

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Posted on June 1, 2011, in Pro Basketball and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 12 Comments.

  1. Coach Roberts

    The most physical player to ever play in the NBA period. To me he is the 4th greatest center to ever lace ’em up!

  2. Coach Roberts

    Wilt and Russell (never watched them play of course, but you can’t help but notice their impact on the game).

    Kareem Abdul Jabbar is probably the most unstoppable player I’ve actually seen in my life time.

    THanks for visiting. I’ve been enjoying your posts as well (I just don’t post too much)

    • footballnutz17

      I completely agree w/ that list; Shaq definetley isn’t better then them..but he was great.

      Thanks for commenting, If you’d like to get updates on my posts, subscribe to it…

      I’ll be releasing another article around 11 am today

  3. The HOF awaits his arrival.

  4. Over the last few years I’ve gotten a little tired of Shaq, but he was a great player and the only center I’ve really seen play that I’d put ahead of him is Hakeem.

    I can’t wait for his HOF induction speech, I bet it’s going to be a classic!

    • footballnutz17

      Yea he’s definitely gonna make it special for everyone, especially the people that supported him through everything.

      Hey man thanks for stopping by

  5. Gotta keep you on your toes. I’ve got other All-Time teams ready to post … but I’ll ease them into official publish. They are fun to do. Keep watching!

    • footballnutz17

      I will man dont worry..

      Just curious, did you check out the link i put in my last comment? I loved that blog so I wanted to know if you do too 🙂

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