Quotes By Shaquille O'Neal
Shaquille O'Neal Quotes
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I have never been a shooter.
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.
If I were a painter, you'd be calling me Shaqcasso.
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.
I've been playing on Christmas for the last 10, 11, 12 years. So just got to get up early with the babies, and give them their toys and try to get a nap in and just come to play.
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.
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.
Being here feels like I'm out of prison. This is the right place, the right time, the right team.
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 want to win. We want to win big. We want to win the whole thing.
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.
Can I go one day without somebody saying something negative about me?
Why don't you bring your face up here and let me punch it? Then you can tell me (if I'm stronger).
When you're righteous, you don't have to tell people that you're righteous.
I do what I do. Always.
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.
When I get old, I'm going to the old folks' home. I don't want to be one of those guys who's hanging around the house bothering the kids. But not just any old folks' home. I want the whole top floor.
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.
One lucky shot deserves another.
I'm tired of hearing about money, money, money, money, money.
And I want to do it the right way, like everybody else, not just a famous figurehead that gets a job because he is a famous basketball player. I want to really learn the business.
If you got the game, you got the game. That's why Tiger Woods is out there playing golf with Greg Norman.
Our offense is like the pythagorean theorem: There is no answer!
I average 25 with three guys on me and they are just looking at stats I guess.
I'm very educated and can give you somewhat of a vocabulary, but I don't get to the philosophical side.
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.
I started out as a football player. I liked to inflict pain. In basketball, it was the same thing.
I'm like tax. You're going to pay one way or the other.
I would like to be refered to as 'The Big Aristotle'.
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