I've never been a fan of Shaq, especially off the court, as he's made some pretty disgusting remarks in the past (one in a post-game interview once about "taking a dump" comes to mind).
But reading this
...and seeing that he does appreciate a little basketball history, and who he owe's a debt to in that history, I have to tip my cap to the dude.
And anyone who has any knowledge of the history of basketball, know how big George Mikan was. RIP to the original NBA big man, and good job, Shaq.