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Shaquille O'Neal Says He Is Retiring

Wednesday, 01 Jun 2011 03:51 PM

MIAMI, June 1 (Reuters) - Shaquille O'Neal announced he was planning to retire from the NBA on Tuesday after a professional career spanning nearly two decades.

One of the most accomplished players in the game, O'Neal made the announcement by posting a video on a social website.

"We did it. Nineteen years baby. I want to thank you very much, that's why I'm telling you first, I'm about to retire. Thank you, talk to you soon," he said in the message.

(Reporting by Julian Linden; Editing by Larry Fine; To query or comment on this story email sportsfeedback@thomsonreuters.com)

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