Au revoir Shaq Diesel. It's been real. You are now free to frolic amongst as many bowls of Ben and Jerry's and bottomless chili cheese fries entrees as you please. Just a few minutes ago, Shaquille O'Neal announced his retirement from the NBA after 19 illustrious seasons. The announcement was made via his Twitter account. Shaq signed with the Celtics at the start of last season, but was plagued by injuries for much of the regular season and was a non-factor for the majority of his time with the team. Now he will have more free time to play cops and robbers and make more episodes of "Shaq vs.". There is a silver lining in everything. Peace and love, Shaq. You will be missed.