May 15th, 2012 by John Kim
In celebration of the news that surfaced earlier today, let’s take a look back at one of Shaq’s earliest signature sneakers with Reebok – the Reebok Shaq Attaq. The Shaq Attaq was actually O’neal’s first signature shoe with Reebok, featuring a sleek futuristic design (a welcome deviation from the chunkier, more tank-like builds of other big-men sig models) with Reebok’s Insta-Pump technology infused into the chassis and exposed carbon-fiber in the footbed visible through the outsole.. This gargantuan pair is a size 20, worn and autographed for the Orlando Magic behemoth during his rookie campaign, and with the news of a 2013 return of the Shaq Attaq, the spotlight is back on one of the most memorable signature lines of the 1990′s. Check out the gallery below to refresh your memory on this classic, and head to the full listing (note: just the right shoe, not the whole pair) from ptblazer12 on eBay.
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June 4th, 2011 by John Kim
Shaquille O’neal announced his retirement yesterday, giving his fans the first-hand message through a TwitVid. It was by no means an official press conference, but Shaq is a man who makes firm statements and does what he can to stick by them. The four-time NBA champion and one-time MVP (a number that some argue should be greater) leaves behind a career filled with utter low-post dominance and unparalleled charisma. Beginning his career with the Orlando Magic, Shaq spent his final season with the Boston Celtics, adopting the ‘Big Shamrock’ moniker, and had the Celtics reached the NBA Finals, a healthy Shaq would have worn this Li-Ning PE called the’Big Shamrock’, featuring a white/green/dark grey colorway and a Superman x Shamrock logo on the upper ankle of the shoe. Unfortunately, Shaq never got a opportunity to wear these PEs and no longer will he get to lace up sneakers on an NBA court (barring an improbable comeback), but something tells us his TwitVid isn’t the last of Shaquille O’neal (Shaq and Barkley hosting NBA on TNT?). Check out Shaq’s PE after the jump and let us know what your favorite all-time Shaq moment is. via sina.
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