Shaquille O’Neal Announces His Retirement On Twitter, Twitter Reacts To Shaq’s Retirement

By: 06.01.11

Oh this is kind of a sad day now — Shaquille O’Neal, basketball’s loveable giant, a true original in the world of professional sports, announced his retirement this afternoon, on Twitter, of course.
“We did it. 19 years baby. I want to thank you very much,” O’Neal said in a video linked on his Twitter account. “That’s why I’m telling you first. I’m about to retire. Love you. Talk to you soon.”
Twitter responded with a fun mix of humor, sadness and respect. Here are a few of the tweets I ran across that I found most interesting…
And here’s my own submission…

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