Shaq makes retirement announcement on Twitter
"We did it. Nineteen years, baby. I wanna thank you very much," O'Neal said in a video addressed to his fans. "That's why I'm telling you first -- I'm about to retire. Love ya. Talk to you soon."
O'Neal will retire with an historic resume -- he's a four-time NBA champion, 15-time All-Star and was named the league's MVP after the 1999-2000 season. For his career, which began with the Orlando Magic in 1992 and spanned stints with the Los Angeles Lakers, Miami Heat, Phoenix Suns, Cleveland Cavaliers and Boston Celtics, he averaged 23.7 points, 10.9 rebounds and 2.3 blocks.