Everything happens for a reason. I'm used to it, I prepare for it. Like I say, at the end of the day, those in charge of their own destiny are going to do what's right for them and their family.

- Shaquille Oneal

But, hey I did everything the right way and earned my spot in this game, nothing was given to me.

- Shaquille Oneal

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.

- Shaquille Oneal

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.

- Shaquille Oneal

Can I go one day without somebody saying something negative about me?

- Shaquille Oneal

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.

- Shaquille Oneal

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 Oneal

Why don't you bring your face up here and let me punch it? Then you can tell me (if I'm stronger).

- Shaquille Oneal

I'm an unorthodox type of guy, a funny guy - at least I think I'm funny. And one of the things I like to do is come up with nicknames for myself.

- Shaquille Oneal

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.

- Shaquille Oneal