Challenge me. Treat me like a game of checkers and play me. That's all I'm asking, just play me. Treat me like Sega and play me.
I've met a lot of artists who wanted to paint me. LeRoy Neiman was one. He did it from a photograph. He made 20,000 copies, and we sold them all.
I was a medium-level juvenile delinquent from Newark who always dreamed about doing a movie.
Look up the word role in the dictionary and you'll see it means playing a part. That's why I call myself a real model.
I'm done with the nicknames. Actually, when I obtain my doctorate, I will not allow people to call me Shaq anymore, either.
I guess people think the taller you are the more dominant you have to be.
Donald Trump is a great friend, and he has four or five Picassos on his plane. And that's where I would look at them.
Kids can still call me Shaq, but adults should call me Dr. O'Neal.
I love race car drivers, I love gymnastics, I love UFC, I love police officers, I love firefighters. I just try to give them the same enjoyment they give me.
When I tweet, I try and accomplish three things. One, is to make you laugh. Two, is to inform you. Three, is to enlighten you. That's all I do.
My job has always been to entertain people. I want people to laugh.
I just want to keep people entertained.
I play against a front and a back every night, Ming does not have to do that, Duncan does not have to do that, Garnett doesn't do that. I am the only one that has to do that.
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.
I started out as a football player. I liked to inflict pain. In basketball, it was the same thing.
Me shooting 40% at the foul line is just God's way to say nobody's perfect.
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.
Generals don't panic; then the troops never panic.
But, hey I did everything the right way and earned my spot in this game, nothing was given to me.
We live in an impatient world. Everybody is always looking for the next big Kobe, the next big LeBron, the next big Twitter.