QUOTE: Shaquille O’Neal Retires His Basketball Nicknames

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AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian, File

This Dec. 5, 2005, file photo shows Miami Heat's injured center Shaquille O'Neal saluting a fan during the game against the Los Angeles Clippers, in Los Angeles

“In light of today, I am retiring all my nicknames. The Big Aristotle, Shaq-Fu, The Big Shamrock, The Big Cactus, The Diesel, and finally, the one and only, original, never to be duplicated or replicated … Superman. From now on, you can call me The Big AARP. Association for the Advancement of Retired Persons.”

— SHAQUILLE O’NEAL, in a press conference, officially announcing his retirement from basketball (via Huffington Post)