Zitat des Tages von Shaquille O'Neal:
I'm short and to the point.
Someday I might have to put down a basketball and have a regular 9-to-5 like everybody else.
Our offense is like the pythagorean theorem: There is no answer!
I'm tired of hearing about money, money, money, money, money. I just want to play the game, drink Pepsi, wear Reebok.
We live in an impatient world. Everybody is always looking for the next big Kobe, the next big LeBron, the next big Twitter.
Me shooting 40% at the foul line is just God's way to say nobody's perfect.
Nobody's going to tell me how to be different, so stop asking me. Stop asking me what two-plus-two is. Everybody knows two-plus-two is five.
I've met a lot of artists who wanted to paint me. LeRoy Neiman was one. He did it from a photograph. He made 20,000 copies, and we sold them all.
I put a lot into it, and when I am done playing, I plan on going undercover and then being the sheriff or chief of police somewhere, either Miami or Orlando, I don't know yet.
Look up the word role in the dictionary and you'll see it means playing a part. That's why I call myself a real model.
If you got the game, you got the game. That's why Tiger Woods is out there playing golf with Greg Norman.
Why don't you bring your face up here and let me punch it? Then you can tell me (if I'm stronger).
This is a tough game. There are times when you've got to play hurt, when you've got to block out the pain.
Because I'm so big, you have to look at me. I think of myself as a monument. But sometimes I like to feel small.
We're just going to come out and play. We know that we're supposed to win all the games, but if we don't, we just have to take the next game and focus on what we did wrong in the game before and just try to do better at the next game.
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.
But, hey I did everything the right way and earned my spot in this game, nothing was given to me.
I had an awful first quarter but I picked it up. To all you single guys out there, it's not how you start the date, it's how you finish it sir. A lot of people can, you know, start the date with flowers and candy, but if you don't finish the date - you know what I mean?
I don't believe that I personally have been changed by the money. The bad thing is people assume you've changed because now you have money.
Everything happens for a reason. I'm used to it, I prepare for it. Like I say, at the end of the day, those in charge of their own destiny are going to do what's right for them and their family.
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.
Kids can still call me Shaq, but adults should call me Dr. O'Neal.
I average 25 with three guys on me and they are just looking at stats I guess.
The best quality about Kobe Bryant? You want me to be honest? I don't know. I'll tell you why. I open my arms to everybody. But he never stepped forward for the embrace. So I never really got to know him. I don't know anything about him, and it's kinda sad.
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.
We want to win. We want to win big. We want to win the whole thing.
I'm very excited about my new agreement with the Heat. This contract allows me to address all of my family's long-term financial goals while allowing the Heat the ability to acquire those players that we need to win a championship.
I guess people think the taller you are the more dominant you have to be.
I would like to be refered to as 'The Big Aristotle'.
I'm very educated and can give you somewhat of a vocabulary, but I don't get to the philosophical side.
I play against a front and a back every night, Ming does not have to do that, Duncan does not have to do that, Garnett doesn't do that. I am the only one that has to do that.
Being here feels like I'm out of prison. This is the right place, the right time, the right team.
I started out as a football player. I liked to inflict pain. In basketball, it was the same thing.
I don't get nervous in any situation. There's no such thing as nerves when you're playing games.
I'm a weird big guy. Doing rapping, doing movies. Do a lot of stuff. But always do things the right way.
I want to be strong, dominant. Like Wilt Chamberlain.