The Big Sound Bite: The funniest Shaq quotes everThe only thing Shaquille O’Neal likes grabbing more than rims or opponents’ souls is a mic. Shaq – aka Diesel, aka The Big Artistotle, aka The Big Shaqtus – busted onto the NBA scene in 1992. And ever since, he’s treated fans to almost as many timeless quotes as he has nicknames. So here are the funniest Shaq quotes from his time in the basketball spotlight, in no particular order. (And if a Hall of Fame big man who now works for TNT is your thing cracking you up is your thing, check out this list of ridiculous quotes from the never-closing mouth of Shaq’s colleague, Charles Barkley).
“I’m tired of hearing about money, money, money, money, money,” the Big Aristotle said after joining the Lakers via free agency on a massive contract. “I just want to play the game, drink Pepsi, wear Reebok.” OK, so the Reebok endorser may have kinda ripped off this bit from “Wayne’s World.” Still funny.