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Shaq: Larger Than Life

Updated: May 15, 2007, 6:15 PM ET
By Pat Smith, Jr. | Special to ESPN.com

"Shaq is the greatest center of his time. He's proven that. It took him a while to get to the top. But he worked hard and got to the top and stayed there. That's a testimony to his greatness," says Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on ESPN Classic's SportsCentury series.

Shaquille O'Neal cried when he won his first NBA title. He said it was the wildness of his father trying to get out but the calmness of his mother taking over.

He remembers the confetti, purple and gold, glittering ...

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