The world has its fair share of enormous human beings and big personalities, but never has someone combined the two quite like Shaquille O'Neal. The Big Aristotle (or insert nickname of your choice here) turns 43 today, which may or may not make us feel old but definitely reminds us of the many reasons he'd be a blast to celebrate with.
10. He would dominate karaoke.
9. He might show up with a white tiger like he did for his "Scarface"-themed 34th birthday.
8. ... Or a panda. Look at this panda!
7. We'd probably hang with famous people.
6. We could wear whatever we want. Gingham on gingham, plaid on plaid ...
5. ... Anyone who can rock overall jorts has to know how to have fun.
4. We'd reminisce about his time in Orlando.
3. And Los Angeles. (He'd tell everyone how he *really* feels about Kobe. Possibly during karaoke.)
2. He would never object to a spontaneous dance party.
1. By the end of the night, there'd be many "quotatious" memories.
Shaq in a Marc Stein Q&A from 2008: "I don't live my life trying to win things back. In this world we live in, they either like you or they don't. But I'm not going to be the one trying to go out of my way to get you to like me. Nothing in the world that someone can say or do will make me go into a depression and drink rat poison."
Cheers to that! Happy birthday, Shaq.
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