This makes me nostalgic, for the early nineties. When Mike retired then unretired, then retired and unretired with the Wizards and then just got sent packing by Abe Polian (don't know if I spelled that right and don't feel like checking) it just ain't the same.
Now we have a true GIANT (literally) of the game goes out in style.
No we did not have a farewell tour like Dr J. Yeah I was around for that. But we got Shaq Diesel on twitter and the internet saying his farewell on his terms with a great legacy. One of the most dominant big men ever. He absolutely ruled the paint and the court and everything he touched. Shaq's greatness as a force on the floor will be debated but I think it is solidly the best. He contended against many more centers and elite big men than Wilt or Russel ever had to face. The Shaq era NBA was more physical and athletic and Shaq still played like a man among boys most nights and he did it with a sense of humor unparalleled.
We will miss you Shaq. The BIG DOMINATOR!
That is the last nickname he alone deserves.
Until of course we have to give it up to Blake Griffin 20 years from now!!!