Shaq announces his retirement via Twitter

first_imgLegendary basketball player Shaquille O’Neal announced his retirement from his 19-year-long NBA career today in a rather unusual way. Shaq didn’t hold a fancy press conference, instead, he announced it via Twitter. His tweet was simple: “im retiring,” and adds a link to a video of himself stating as much.His video is less than 20 seconds long, but in it, Shaq says “we did it,” and “that’s why I’m telling you first.” He says he’s “about to retire,” and then tells us he loves us, which makes us a little sad to see Shaq go after almost two decades. You can watch the video below.AdChoices广告During his 19-year career, Shaq played for the Orlando Magic, the Los Angeles Lakers, the Miami Heat, the Phoenix Suns, and the Cleveland Cavaliers before his last year with the Boston Celtics. Shaq, 39, is the oldest active player in the NBA.Shaq is no stranger to Twitter. In 2009, Shaq found out that he had been traded from the Suns to the Cavaliers through Twitter.  The basketball star also has 3.82 million followers on Twitter, so we’re hoping Shaq will continue to Tweet, even though he has retired from the game.last_img

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