Shaquille O’Neal, the most physically dominant (and hilarious) basketball player who ever lived, called it quits after 19 years in the NBA.
Four championships. A couple scoring titles. A million quotes.
But his greatest achievement? The last verse on the Fu-Schnickens‘ 1993 hit, “What’s Up, Doc.”
Basketball, while reliant on its giants, doesn’t exactly embrace them. Wilt, Russell and Kareem (and Dream to some extent) were all standoffish and the targets of derision from fans for their entire careers. (And yeah, a big part of that was because they were humongous and black.)
But Shaq was a pretty goofy goliath, busting out into breakdances for no reason a bestowing his teammates (and himself) with ridiculous nicknames. He’ll be missed.