Shaquille O'Neal just retired from the NBA, last week, after 19 seasons in the league. But Stephen A. Smith, of ESPNLosAngeles.com, says Shaq is missed already, for his personality, as much as his on-court play.

Shaquille O'Neal

There's no doubt that Shaq was/is a star. People were/are as fascinated by him off the court, as much as on it.

The NBA will certainly miss Shaq as a player, as he's a sure-fire Hall of Famer. But Shaq, the character brought that extra something special to the party, and that is indeed what's going to be really difficult to replace.

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