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Shaq Retires After 19 NBA Seasons

Shaquille O`Neal has officially announced his retirement after 19 seasons in the NBA. At 39 years old, he was actually the NBA's oldest active player. Shaq is undoubtedly one of the biggest stars the NBA has had in the past two decades. He was the first overall pick in the 1992 draft, won the rookie of the year, made 15 all star games, claimed two scoring titles, won a gold medal at the 1996 Olympics and won four NBA titles. There's no doubt that his next stop is the hall of fame.

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Even people who never watched basketball know the name Shaq as he's done movies, TV shows, music, video games.. just about every kind of entertainment you can imagine.

Of course, Sixers fans will probably best remember him for his flat out domination of the 2001 NBA Finals when his Lakers beat the Sixers in five games. He had 44 points and 20 rebounds in game one of the series (Allen Iverson dropped 48 that day). In game two he almost had a quad double with 28 points, 20 rebounds, nine assists and a Finals record-tying eight blocks. Dikembe Mutombo was simply no match...