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Shaquille O’Neal Quotes

No one can dispute the dominance of Shaquille O’Neal on the game of basketball.

Although for many years he lacked the most important thing – Championship Rings – he finally took care of that with the Los Angeles Lakers and Miami Heat, and has placed himself among the game’s greats.

However, when you begin to look at some of the Shaquille O’Neal quotes that have been offered up over the years, you can’t help but scratch your head sometimes. He definitely has helped us find some amusement when listening to him talk to us!

So now, as part of our Superhero Basketball Quotes Series, we bring you Shaquille O’Neal Quotes.

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Shaquille O’Neal Quotes (1-5)

  • “I would like to be referred to as ‘The Big Aristotle’.”
  • “This is a tough game. There are times when you’ve got to play hurt, when you’ve got to block out the pain.”
  • “They shot the ball well early. What comes out of the microwave hot doesn’t always stay hot. I know, because I eat bagels in the morning.”
  • “David Stern should get with the mothers of the NBA and let the moms decide what the dress code should be. I asked my mother if I could wear a chain, and she told me yeah. So I do stuff that my parents allow me to do.”
  • “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”
  • Shaquille O’Neal Quotes (6-10)

  • “One lucky shot deserves another.”
  • “I’m tired of hearing about money, money, money, money, money. I just want to play the game, drink Pepsi, wear Reebok.”
  • “I want to be strong, dominant. Like Wilt Chamberlain.”
  • “Why don’t you bring your face up here and let me punch it? Then you can tell me (if I’m stronger).”
  • “We’re going to miss Damon. He was a great shooter. . . . He got what he wanted, but he gave up a lot. No more night life, no more warm weather and no more a lot of media attention. . . . I guess this was his first shot at getting something big. I guess he had to take it.”
  • Shaquille O’Neal Quotes (11-15)

  • “I knew I was dog meat. Luckily, I’m the high-priced dog meat that everybody wants. I’m the good-quality dog meat. I’m the Alpo of the NBA.”
  • “When you flop, that’s just another message that you don’t know how to play me. Stand up and take your medicine like a man.”
  • “We would love to have Gary down here. He’s still tenacious on defense, and I know he still wants [a title]. And I’m the only guy in the world who can get him one.”
  • “I started out as a football player. I liked to inflict pain. In basketball, it was the same thing.”
  • “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.”
  • Shaquille O’Neal Quotes (16-20)

  • “I am the number one Ninja and I have killed all the Shoguns in front of me.”
  • “Me shooting 40% at the foul line is just God’s way to say nobody’s perfect.”
  • “Some things you just can’t question. Like you can’t question why two plus two is four. So don’t question it, don’t try to look it up. I don’t know who made it, all I know is it was put in my head that two plus two is four. So certain things happen. Why does it rain? Why am I so sexy? I don’t know.”
  • “If they want to play football, we can play football.”
  • “I have never been a shooter.”
  • Shaquille O’Neal Quotes (21-25)

  • “I guess people think the taller you are the more dominant you have to be.”
  • “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.”
  • “I knew I was going to make one. I wanted to make two, but the first one rattled in and rattled right out.”
  • “There was a kid that had five brothers and sisters, and the family was missing for like five days. I was watching TV, they [found each other] and now they’re in San Antonio. So I bought them a little apartment in San Antonio. But I’m doing stuff like that all over.”
  • “I don’t see us having a problem. It’s going to be my job to manage the locker room, anyway, so it will work out.”
  • Shaquille O’Neal Quotes (26-30)

  • “We want to win. We want to win big. We want to win the whole thing.”
  • “But, hey I did everything the right way and earned my spot in this game, nothing was given to me.”
  • “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.”
  • “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.”
  • “Someday I might have to put down a basketball and have a regular 9-to-5 like everybody else.”

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