As I continue to bask in the glory that is the Shaquille O’Neal-to-Cleveland trade, I decided to take a look back at some of the greatest moments in Shaq’s career, via the glory that is YouTube.
First up (aside from the What’s Up Doc highlight reel up top) is this highlight reel from back in 2005. Obviously, that’s not the Shaq the Cavs are getting, but he’s still pretty damn good.
And, whenever the topic of Shaq comes up, inevitably talk turns to this dunk, from his rookie season, where he destroyed an entire basket.
As for the Shaq the Cavs ARE getting, check out his Top 10 moments from 2008-09, compiled by NBA TV.
Shaq has been a teammate of LeBron’s before, in All-Star Games, most notably in 2007, when he, LeBron and Dwight Howard staged a dance-off during a practice. I love this video.
Whether Shaq brings a championship to Cleveland or not, he’ll definitely bring his quotable self. No idea what nickname he’s going to give himself yet (it was “The Big Cactus” upon his arrival in Phoenix) so until then, enjoy this Top 10 of Shaq Quotes.
And last, but definitely not least, if the Cavs and Lakers meet in the Finals in 2010, expect this video to come up, oh, once or twice...