Shaq makes retirement from basketball official | NBA.com

WINDERMERE, Fla. (AP) — Shaquille O’Neal changed from his gray T-shirt and sweat pants into a three-piece suit, then walked by some of the souvenirs he accrued during his NBA days for the final time as an active player.

Framed jerseys from the likes of Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, Wayne Gretzky, Mark McGwire, Kirby Puckett, Steve Young and Jerry Rice. An NBA finals MVP trophy. Bottles of wine with labels bearing the “S” logo that he borrowed from Superman and essentially made his own. Basketballs with the Miami Heat logos painted on them, one to commemorate his 25,000th point, the other for his 10,000th rebound. A photo of he, Bill Russell and John Wooden.

It took him 19 years to collect those memories.

On Friday, he vowed to start truly savoring them.

via Shaq makes retirement from basketball official | NBA.com.

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