0
 

home
news
wu-tang clan
bio's
media
store
blogs
forum
contact

Go Back   Wu-Tang Corp. - Official Site of the Wu-Tang Clan > The Elements > The Sports Zone

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-01-2011, 03:11 PM   #1
check two
N.I.
 
check two's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 33,873
Rep Power: 10
check two King of Kings (Five Pointed Palm Exploding Heart Technique)check two King of Kings (Five Pointed Palm Exploding Heart Technique)check two King of Kings (Five Pointed Palm Exploding Heart Technique)check two King of Kings (Five Pointed Palm Exploding Heart Technique)check two King of Kings (Five Pointed Palm Exploding Heart Technique)check two King of Kings (Five Pointed Palm Exploding Heart Technique)check two King of Kings (Five Pointed Palm Exploding Heart Technique)check two King of Kings (Five Pointed Palm Exploding Heart Technique)check two King of Kings (Five Pointed Palm Exploding Heart Technique)check two King of Kings (Five Pointed Palm Exploding Heart Technique)check two King of Kings (Five Pointed Palm Exploding Heart Technique)
Default Shaquille O'Neal retires

For the past few seasons, Shaquille O'Neal has been a shadow of his former dominant self, putting in some excellent games but generally struggling with injuries. It hasn't been the most surprising development for a player of Shaq's stature, but it has been an odd sight to see a player who was once such a force turn into a role player. It's the way of the world for former stars: they remind us of their old selves and can't quite match the same level of production.

So it should come as no surprise that Shaq, current Boston Celtics center, announced his retirement from the NBA after 19 seasons on Wednesday afternoon via a short 15-second video posted to his Twitter account from the social media service Tout. Shaq had a rough season for the Celtics, playing in only 37 games before sitting out in January due to a persistent Achilles tendon injury. He came back for two playoff games against the Miami Heat, but he was obviously hobbled and played just 12 combined minutes with little effect on the result. It wasn't a glorious end to his stellar career, but it's also hard to blame him for shying away from a prolonged rehab process when there's been little indication he'd be able to make a full recovery or avoid further injury.

He spoke to Jackie MacMullan of ESPN.com about his decision:

"I really, really thought about coming back," he said, "but this Achilles is very damaged and if I had it done the recovery would be so long we'd have same outcome as this last year -- everyone sitting around and waiting for me.

"I didn't want to let people down two years in a row. I didn't want to hold Boston hostage again.

"I'm letting everybody know now so Danny (Ainge) and the organization can try to get younger talent. I would love to come back, but they say once the Achilles is damaged it's never the same. I don't want to take that chance."

By all indications, this is the end of the road for the Diesel.

As is the case when any great player retires, it's now time to look back on his accomplishments and take stock of his career. Shaq did much on the court that will ensure his enshrinement as a first-ballot Hall of Famer in Springfield: four championships (three with the Lakers, one with the Heat), one MVP award in 2000, 15 All-Star appearances, eight All-NBA First Team selections, and a reputation as the most dominant player in the league for at least half a decade. When historians take a look at the post-Jordan era, O'Neal will be one of its most notable figures.

Apart from his on-court greatness, though, Shaq deserves notice for the way he leveraged his outsized game into a position as a multimedia sensation. When he came into the NBA in 1992, Shaq was on his way to a rap and acting career. While those forays into entertainment earned him a good deal of mockery and fell by the wayside as he became a champion, it's important to remember that they helped define his brand as much as the times he shattered backboards and brought down the basket stanchion. Whatever he did, whether on the court or off, Shaq was huge.

That's why it's hard to imagine his retirement as his saying goodbye to the NBA, let alone public life. We won't ever see him on an NBA court again, but Shaquille O'Neal isn't going anywhere.

-http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/blog/ball_dont_lie/post/Shaquille-O-8217-Neal-announces-retirement-via-?urn=nba-wp4211
__________________


check two is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2011, 05:09 PM   #2
RUSHING PLATYPUS
Platypi on the swarm!!
 
RUSHING PLATYPUS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 1,635
Rep Power: 0
RUSHING PLATYPUS five deadly venomsRUSHING PLATYPUS five deadly venomsRUSHING PLATYPUS five deadly venomsRUSHING PLATYPUS five deadly venomsRUSHING PLATYPUS five deadly venomsRUSHING PLATYPUS five deadly venomsRUSHING PLATYPUS five deadly venomsRUSHING PLATYPUS five deadly venoms
Default

Great player! Great entertainer! Great personality! Hope he goes into broadcasting with Barkley! What a career! The most physically dominant player, and one of the greatest, if not the greatest centers of all time!!
__________________
RUSHING PLATYPUS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2011, 06:53 PM   #3
Mumm Ra
God's Replica
 
Mumm Ra's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Black Pyramid
Age: 29
Posts: 9,883
Blog Entries: 2
Rep Power: 76
Mumm Ra Iron Lungs (Fists of Legend)Mumm Ra Iron Lungs (Fists of Legend)Mumm Ra Iron Lungs (Fists of Legend)Mumm Ra Iron Lungs (Fists of Legend)Mumm Ra Iron Lungs (Fists of Legend)Mumm Ra Iron Lungs (Fists of Legend)Mumm Ra Iron Lungs (Fists of Legend)Mumm Ra Iron Lungs (Fists of Legend)Mumm Ra Iron Lungs (Fists of Legend)Mumm Ra Iron Lungs (Fists of Legend)Mumm Ra Iron Lungs (Fists of Legend)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Baraka Bombah View Post
Great player! Great entertainer! Great personality! Hope he goes into broadcasting with Barkley!
lol he's one of the greatest ever but probably the most boring human to listen to ever
__________________
Mumm Ra is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2011, 01:21 AM   #4
DXN
Senior Member
 
DXN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: PR
Posts: 116
Rep Power: 0
DXN drunken mastaDXN drunken masta
Default

shaq was my favorite player, hate to see him retire.

__________________
DXN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2011, 01:56 AM   #5
MaskedAvenger
Secret Rival
 
MaskedAvenger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: The Rugged Lands of Shaolin
Posts: 4,251
Rep Power: 32
MaskedAvenger Iron Lungs (Fists of Legend)MaskedAvenger Iron Lungs (Fists of Legend)MaskedAvenger Iron Lungs (Fists of Legend)MaskedAvenger Iron Lungs (Fists of Legend)MaskedAvenger Iron Lungs (Fists of Legend)MaskedAvenger Iron Lungs (Fists of Legend)MaskedAvenger Iron Lungs (Fists of Legend)MaskedAvenger Iron Lungs (Fists of Legend)MaskedAvenger Iron Lungs (Fists of Legend)MaskedAvenger Iron Lungs (Fists of Legend)MaskedAvenger Iron Lungs (Fists of Legend)
Default

damn, i really am getting old, I remember when dude was a rookie
__________________




MaskedAvenger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2011, 06:19 PM   #6
Olive Oil Goombah
Anglophile
 
Olive Oil Goombah's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: The Big Plum
Posts: 21,853
Rep Power: 50
Olive Oil Goombah shaolin masta killaOlive Oil Goombah shaolin masta killaOlive Oil Goombah shaolin masta killaOlive Oil Goombah shaolin masta killaOlive Oil Goombah shaolin masta killaOlive Oil Goombah shaolin masta killaOlive Oil Goombah shaolin masta killa
Default

shaq advice to the new generation NBA player.."Be a leader, not a follower"


nice little dig at LeBoob
__________________
Look eye, always look eye.
Olive Oil Goombah is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2011, 06:47 PM   #7
theheavens
Banned
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: DETROIT
Posts: 3,314
Rep Power: 0
theheavens Iron Lungs (Fists of Legend)theheavens Iron Lungs (Fists of Legend)theheavens Iron Lungs (Fists of Legend)theheavens Iron Lungs (Fists of Legend)theheavens Iron Lungs (Fists of Legend)theheavens Iron Lungs (Fists of Legend)theheavens Iron Lungs (Fists of Legend)theheavens Iron Lungs (Fists of Legend)theheavens Iron Lungs (Fists of Legend)theheavens Iron Lungs (Fists of Legend)theheavens Iron Lungs (Fists of Legend)
Default

one of the best players/centers to ever play the game.

NOTE: he's a Muslim, which is the only reason I give a shit
theheavens is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2011, 06:54 PM   #8
Olive Oil Goombah
Anglophile
 
Olive Oil Goombah's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: The Big Plum
Posts: 21,853
Rep Power: 50
Olive Oil Goombah shaolin masta killaOlive Oil Goombah shaolin masta killaOlive Oil Goombah shaolin masta killaOlive Oil Goombah shaolin masta killaOlive Oil Goombah shaolin masta killaOlive Oil Goombah shaolin masta killaOlive Oil Goombah shaolin masta killa
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by theheavens View Post
one of the best players/centers to ever play the game.

NOTE: he's a Muslim, which is the only reason I give a shit
no he's not, he just said that as a joke. read his autobiography.



bahahahaha!!! u been duped this whole time.
__________________
Look eye, always look eye.
Olive Oil Goombah is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2011, 06:50 PM   #9
check two
N.I.
 
check two's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 33,873
Rep Power: 10
check two King of Kings (Five Pointed Palm Exploding Heart Technique)check two King of Kings (Five Pointed Palm Exploding Heart Technique)check two King of Kings (Five Pointed Palm Exploding Heart Technique)check two King of Kings (Five Pointed Palm Exploding Heart Technique)check two King of Kings (Five Pointed Palm Exploding Heart Technique)check two King of Kings (Five Pointed Palm Exploding Heart Technique)check two King of Kings (Five Pointed Palm Exploding Heart Technique)check two King of Kings (Five Pointed Palm Exploding Heart Technique)check two King of Kings (Five Pointed Palm Exploding Heart Technique)check two King of Kings (Five Pointed Palm Exploding Heart Technique)check two King of Kings (Five Pointed Palm Exploding Heart Technique)
Default

^^
Yeah, that's the only reason a person should care, lol
__________________


check two is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2011, 06:58 PM   #10
theheavens
Banned
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: DETROIT
Posts: 3,314
Rep Power: 0
theheavens Iron Lungs (Fists of Legend)theheavens Iron Lungs (Fists of Legend)theheavens Iron Lungs (Fists of Legend)theheavens Iron Lungs (Fists of Legend)theheavens Iron Lungs (Fists of Legend)theheavens Iron Lungs (Fists of Legend)theheavens Iron Lungs (Fists of Legend)theheavens Iron Lungs (Fists of Legend)theheavens Iron Lungs (Fists of Legend)theheavens Iron Lungs (Fists of Legend)theheavens Iron Lungs (Fists of Legend)
Default

actually he is. he's confirmed it in videos and articles. he went on his Hajj (minor) in 2009 or some shit
theheavens is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2011, 07:00 PM   #11
check two
N.I.
 
check two's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 33,873
Rep Power: 10
check two King of Kings (Five Pointed Palm Exploding Heart Technique)check two King of Kings (Five Pointed Palm Exploding Heart Technique)check two King of Kings (Five Pointed Palm Exploding Heart Technique)check two King of Kings (Five Pointed Palm Exploding Heart Technique)check two King of Kings (Five Pointed Palm Exploding Heart Technique)check two King of Kings (Five Pointed Palm Exploding Heart Technique)check two King of Kings (Five Pointed Palm Exploding Heart Technique)check two King of Kings (Five Pointed Palm Exploding Heart Technique)check two King of Kings (Five Pointed Palm Exploding Heart Technique)check two King of Kings (Five Pointed Palm Exploding Heart Technique)check two King of Kings (Five Pointed Palm Exploding Heart Technique)
Default

who really cares though if he is or isn't?
__________________


check two is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2011, 07:10 PM   #12
theheavens
Banned
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: DETROIT
Posts: 3,314
Rep Power: 0
theheavens Iron Lungs (Fists of Legend)theheavens Iron Lungs (Fists of Legend)theheavens Iron Lungs (Fists of Legend)theheavens Iron Lungs (Fists of Legend)theheavens Iron Lungs (Fists of Legend)theheavens Iron Lungs (Fists of Legend)theheavens Iron Lungs (Fists of Legend)theheavens Iron Lungs (Fists of Legend)theheavens Iron Lungs (Fists of Legend)theheavens Iron Lungs (Fists of Legend)theheavens Iron Lungs (Fists of Legend)
Default

I guess it doesn't, except DickyTouch is afraid that he might like a Muslim. boo!
theheavens is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2011, 07:19 PM   #13
RUSHING PLATYPUS
Platypi on the swarm!!
 
RUSHING PLATYPUS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 1,635
Rep Power: 0
RUSHING PLATYPUS five deadly venomsRUSHING PLATYPUS five deadly venomsRUSHING PLATYPUS five deadly venomsRUSHING PLATYPUS five deadly venomsRUSHING PLATYPUS five deadly venomsRUSHING PLATYPUS five deadly venomsRUSHING PLATYPUS five deadly venomsRUSHING PLATYPUS five deadly venoms
Default

Why would someone be afraid he might be Muslim? What's wrong with being Muslim?
__________________
RUSHING PLATYPUS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2011, 07:34 PM   #14
theheavens
Banned
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: DETROIT
Posts: 3,314
Rep Power: 0
theheavens Iron Lungs (Fists of Legend)theheavens Iron Lungs (Fists of Legend)theheavens Iron Lungs (Fists of Legend)theheavens Iron Lungs (Fists of Legend)theheavens Iron Lungs (Fists of Legend)theheavens Iron Lungs (Fists of Legend)theheavens Iron Lungs (Fists of Legend)theheavens Iron Lungs (Fists of Legend)theheavens Iron Lungs (Fists of Legend)theheavens Iron Lungs (Fists of Legend)theheavens Iron Lungs (Fists of Legend)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Baraka Bombah View Post
Why would someone be afraid he might be Muslim? What's wrong with being Muslim?
nah I meant DickyTouch (a scandinavian mayflower Yankee whatever-the-fuck-he-is) is afraid to admit he likes a Muslim...like Shaq. as most people today are. my friends are still recovering from the shock that Dave Chappelle is a muslim.........
theheavens is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2011, 07:46 PM   #15
Olive Oil Goombah
Anglophile
 
Olive Oil Goombah's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: The Big Plum
Posts: 21,853
Rep Power: 50
Olive Oil Goombah shaolin masta killaOlive Oil Goombah shaolin masta killaOlive Oil Goombah shaolin masta killaOlive Oil Goombah shaolin masta killaOlive Oil Goombah shaolin masta killaOlive Oil Goombah shaolin masta killaOlive Oil Goombah shaolin masta killa
Default

i dont care what he does, im just telling you he is not one, and did it as a joke.


you fear christianity and europeans.
__________________
Look eye, always look eye.
Olive Oil Goombah is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:21 PM.


Copyright 2000 - 2013 The Wu-Tang Corp. & shift-one