VIDEO: Basketball Great Shaquille O'Neal Announces Retirement

Jun. 1 2011, Published 5:52 a.m. ET

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By Amber Goodhand

Radar Staff Reporter

Shaquille O’Neal’s reign over the basketball court is coming to an end.

“We did it...19 years, baby. I want to thank you very much,” Shaq said in a video posted on his official Twitter account Wednesday, announcing his retirement.

“That’s why I’m telling you first, I’m about to retire. Love to you soon.”

In March 2010, the 39-year-old became the oldest active player in the NBA and at 7’1”, 325 lbs. he dominated the scoreboards with points and rebounds.

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We will miss you Shaq!

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