06/01/2011 04:31 pm ET | Updated Aug 01, 2011

Shaq Retiring: Reactions To The Big Diesel's NBA Departure (TWEETS)

Did anyone really think Shaquille O'Neal would go quietly?

The legendary NBA center with charisma off the court to match his dominance on it created a huge buzz on the Web today when he announced his retirement from professional basketball with a personal video posted to Twitter.

From SportsCenter and Lakers Nation to the casual fan, here's a sampling of how folks are handling the Big Diesel's exit from the League.

Twitter Users React To Shaq's Retirement