Shaquille Rashaun O'Neal is an American retired professional basketball player currently serving as a sports analyst on the television program Inside the NBA. He is widely considered one of the greatest players in NBA history. At 7 ft 1 in (2.
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This is a tough game. There are times when you've got to play hurt, when you've got to block out the pain.
I'd like to thank everyone who voted for me. And the one guy who didn't vote for me, thank you, too.
There are seven days in the week and someday isn't one of them.
I'm not really worried about my numbers now as a 36-year-old.
I'm not trying to be the first, experimental case of a 36-year-older trying to maintain his numbers, especially when I'm on a team like this. Can I do the same stuff I could do when I was Amare's age? Of course not. I'm not going to even try. However, I feel that I'm the baddest 36-year-old out there.
I'm on a mission. And I know the older I get, I may lose a step or two, but it's all up in the medulla oblongata. I've got a lot up there. I've got a lot of knowledge... in this medulla oblongata.
They are that same group, but I've got my own rivalristic problems.
Is that a word, rivalristic? I've got my own rivalristic problems in the Eastern Conference.
I don't have to make a point. I'm George Bush. I'm the president. I built that arena, so I don't have to make a point.
There is nothing for me to be sour about.
What you got to understand is that I'm a military man. We usually do my shift for four or five years and then you got to move on.
Once the Hack-a-Shaq works once, you know I'm going to see it again.
The only thing worse for basketball than that defense is the Lack-a-Shaq offense, where I have to go to the bench because of foul trouble. There is no fun in that.
It's t'ai chi every time. I'm using your positive energy, and I'm blowing off it. See, most guys can't push, they got to lean. When they lean, I spin.
That is why one day I said my game will be like the Pythagorean Theorem - hard to figure out. A lot of people really don't know the Pythagorean Theory. They don't make them like me anymore. They don't want to make them like that anymore.
I just want to say, 'Nice job,' but now let the professional take over.
Now, if you're an NBA fan, you know what Vince Carter did.
I came up with a line about him: 'Half-man, half-amazing.'
I started out as a young Ninja and killed all of the Shoguns.
I am a Shogun now and I'm holding my spot. There probably won't be another Shogun after this.
Every team that plays us plays above their heads. That's because of me.
He is an old glove, but he looked like the old Glove.
I've been an athlete that's sort of in advance;
always thinking. After basketball I'd love to have my own radio show, my own TV show.
We're going to do it again next year.
We'll see you again next year. Yeah, I said it. Yeah, I said it. We will do it again next year.
I'm playing like Eric Dampier.
I came here with the perfect chemist's perception.
The formula they had was perfect and any added ingredient could make it go bad or worse.
I ate too many Frosted Flakes. I don't remember what I said last night.
When I was young I was on punishment a lot and I used to watch a lot of TV, and I asked myself a question: 'How come people like Mike? How come they like Magic? How come they like Bird? How come they don't like the big guys?' So I just throw a little bit of what they were doing. You smile, you act crazy and silly. And I think people like me because I'm different. I've always been a class clown type of guy. It comes natural.
I'm always ready for a change. I'm Irish. I'm a leprechaun.
As my great friend Aristotle said, 'If you cannot command, you must learn to listen.' I'm not the hierarchy here. I am a worker bee.
If you go around the league, anybody with the last name 'vich' is a great shooter. Radmanovic, Vujacic... all those 'iches.
I have orders not to come back until I'm a thousand percent.
I take it personal when people don't double me.
It's against my religion not to double me. It upsets me. It makes me think they're saying to themselves I don't have it anymore.
I think I'm one of the patches of the quilt here, myself and Dwyane.
But that is the only thing that slows me down is the system.
No one, two or three was big enough to slow me down, only the system. It was the system that slowed me down to make my numbers fall. Not because I am older.
Talk to the guys that ain't doing nothing, don't talk to me.
I just want eight guys out there with me who want to play.
He's just intelligent-sort of a nerd, actually.
He's the only brother I know who made a 1420 on the SAT. I don't think Chris Dudley did that, and Mr. Smarty Pants went to Yale. Kobe doesn't hang out. He doesn't go to the clubs. He doesn't ride around. He doesn't put rims on his car. He's just him. He's a sophisticated kid. Damn mature for his age.
To all the young people out there who think money and fame is important: that's only a small piece of the pie. You need an education to be totally secure in life. I feel very secure I can go get a real job now.
I'm dominant every night. I come in every night and get beat up. I never make a face when they try to flagrant or hack-a-Shaq me, because I'm not from this planet. Earthlings don't faze me.
I knew I was going to make one. I wanted to make two, but the first one rattled in and rattled right out.
I'm getting older. I'm getting sexier. I'm getting meaner. I can still do what I do.
A friend tweeted me with 'The Big Freeze.
' I don't know about that one. I've got to go home, play around with the kids and figure something out. I'll have one.
Thank God I had two parents who loved me enough to stay on my case.
If you've got a Corvette that runs into a brick wall, you know what's going to happen. He's a Corvette. I'm a brick wall.
I'd shoot zero percent before I'd shoot underhanded.
I'm still here. I'm a force to be reckoned with... you have to come take my spot, and not through Twitter and not through the media, come take my spot. I'm ready to go. As big men in the league, there are two who have done something special during this millennium. I'm one and Tim Duncan is the other. Anyone else has to come upstairs and see the Shogun. I'm still the Shogun.
They say old people always come to Arizona, you know, to get recharged.
Guys have made livings off me. Nick Anderson got a new contract. Travis Knight got a new contract off me. As a matter of fact, Derek Fisher called me yesterday to thank me. If you double me, I'm kicking out to Eddie, who's the best shooter in the East. Or I'm going to give it to Dwyane, or put it on the ground and come bang on you.
Last time I looked at a [pay]check, I said to myself, 'Who the hell is FICA? And when I meet him, I'm going to punch him in the face. Oh my God, FICA is killing me.'
It's pretty much the same; it's just that Phil was very weird with his system. This is more of the traditional system.
He's got a ring, so I'm taking home the trophy.
I don't know. I don't have a fax machine, so I didn't get that message.