American basketball player Shaquille Rashaun O’Neal aka Shaq, was born on March 6, 1972 in New Jersey. He attended Louisiana State University, where he quickly established himself as one of the best players in the nation. He was named the consensus College Player of the Year in 1991. He left school and entered the NBA draft in 1992 and was taken with the first pick by the Orlando Magic. Shaquille O’Neal quotes will help you lead a successful life. EliteColumn brings 15 rough and tough Shaquille O’Neal quotes.

15 Motivational Shaquille O’Neal Quotes

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“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 O’Neal

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“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.” – Shaquille O’Neal

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“I’m on a mission. And I know the older I get, I may lose a step or two, but it’s all up in the medulla oblongata. I’ve got a lot up there. I’ve got a lot of knowledge… in this medulla oblongata.” – Shaquille O’Neal

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“There is no answer to the Pythagorean theorem. Well, there is an answer, but by the time you figure it out, I got 40 points, 10 rebounds and then we’re planning for the parade.” – Shaquille O’Neal

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“I want to be known as ‘The Big Shakespeare.’ It was Shakespeare that said, ‘Some men are born great, some achieve greatness, some have greatness thrust upon them.’ – Shaquille O’Neal

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“And I want to do it the right way, like everybody else, not just a famous figurehead that gets a job because he is a famous basketball player. I want to really learn the business.” – Shaquille O’Neal

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“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 O’Neal

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“But, hey I did everything the right way and earned my spot in this game, nothing was given to me.” – Shaquille O’Neal

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“I had an awful first quarter but I picked it up. To all you single guys out there, it’s not how you start the date, it’s how you finish it sir. A lot of people can, you know, start the date with flowers and candy, but if you don’t finish the date – you know what I mean ?” – Shaquille O’Neal

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“I started out as a football player. I liked to inflict pain. In basketball, it was the same thing.” – Shaquille O’Neal

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“I started out as a young Ninja and killed all of the Shoguns. I am a Shogun now and I’m holding my spot. There probably won’t be another Shogun after this.” – Shaquille O’Neal

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“This is a tough game. There are times when you’ve got to play hurt, when you’ve got to block out the pain.” – Shaquille O’Neal

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“We’re just going to come out and play. We know that we’re supposed to win all the games, but if we don’t, we just have to take the next game and focus on what we did wrong in the game before and just try to do better at the next game.” – Shaquille O’Neal

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“I don’t believe that I personally have been changed by the money. The bad thing is people assume you’ve changed because now you have money.” – Shaquille O’Neal

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“I’m tired of hearing about money, money, money, money, money. I just want to play the game, drink Pepsi, wear Reebok.” – Shaquille O’Neal

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