Watch Shaquille O’Neal’s Hall of Fame Induction Speech

Shaquille O'Neal

We posted both Allen Iverson and Yao Ming’s Hall of Fame speeches from Friday night (Sept. 9), but there was one more legendary player inducted: Shaquille O’Neal. If you missed it, you can watch his full speech here.

After an introduction by longtime sportscaster Ahmad Rashād, big Shaq took the stage, thanking his mentors and friends, cracking jokes, while also adding some serious moments.

In addition to thanking his parents for giving him the discipline and drive that fueled his NBA dream, there was some light moments. He thanked former Lakers teammate Kobe Bryant for helping him win three NBA titles, “but also for getting me pushed off the team and traded to Miami.”

“If I know my father, he’s up there arguing with Wilt [Chamberlain] that his son is the best big man in the game,” Shaq also added.

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