Weighing in on Shaq's retirement

Updated: June 1, 2011, 9:36 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

Shaquille O'Neal was one of the most quotable athletes in history. As he announced his retirement on Wednesday, others in the sports world paid tribute:

Shaq Legend Hang up the jersey in Orlando Miami and LA Congrats shaq You Been a big brother since day one Now Not too many donuts!!
    -- Ron Artest on Twitter

One of the greatest to ever play the game. MUCH RESPECT BIG @SHAQ
WOW @SHAQ is leaving the game! I still remember him putting that big elbow in my chest when I was a rookie!
    -- Andrew Bynum on Twitter

The NBA wont ever be the same without Shaq Albert. Great guy. Shaq made the NBA a better place.
    -- Mark Cuban

The Big Fella @SHAQ retiring! The funniest teammate I EVER had.I remember growing up watching and admiring him, a privilege to play with him
I would call Him @SHAQ Kovia ( like the bank) cuz he would always lend me money on the plane to gamble lol (I never keep cash on me)
@SHAQ would bring his Key Boards on the Air plane to produce like Timberland lol. He would dance like he was back in his FRAT days lol

    -- Jared Dudley on Twitter

Great Career Big Homie @SHAQ! Sad to see you go...All Star Game will never be the same again lol
    -- Braylon Edwards on Twitter

What a career for Shaq Diesel!! The most dominating force to ever play the game. Great person to be around as well. Comedy all the time!!
    -- LeBron James on Twitter

I don't know why but Shaq retiring make me feel old...
    -- Jimmie Johnson on Twitter

Everyone show Shaq some love. One of the best to ever do it. #cannnyouudigggittt
    --Kevin Love on Twitter

Congratulations @SHAQ on your quadruple platinum hall of fame career. I know you're not riding off into the sunset...what's next?
    --Steve Nash on Twitter

We will miss the OG aka @SHAQ
    -- Nate Robinson on Twitter

Shout out to @SHAQ on the hall of fame career. One of a kind player.
    -- Rajon Rondo on Twitter

For 19 seasons, Shaquille O'Neal was literally and figuratively an NBA giant. On behalf of the NBA, its teams, and his millions of fans around the world, I want to thank Shaq for everything he has meant to the league and to the sport of basketball, both on and off the court. We wish him and his family all the best.
    -- David Stern

I'm honored and truly humbled to have been a teammate of the GREAT @SHAQ..this game will not be the same without him..respect
    -- Dwyane Wade on Twitter

@SHAQ Thank you for everything. I'm going to miss you. Time to tee it up:)
    -- Tiger Woods on Twitter