Stern's statement on Shaq

NBA commissioner David Stern reacted to the retirement of Shaquille O'Neal in a statement distributed by the league:

“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.”