Yesterday, Shaquille O’Neal turned 43-years-old. Therefore, it’s probably a good time to look back at Shaq’s younger days – aka the days when he was terrorizing the league on a nightly basis.

Back on his 28th birthday in 2000, Shaq went off against the Clippers.

I mean, the dude just straight lit up the Lakers’ crosstown rivals.

In 45 minutes of play, Shaq scored 61 points on 24-of-35 shooting, including 13-of-22 from the free throw line.

The Big Fella also grabbed 23 rebounds and threw down a total of 11 thunderous dunks.

And of course, as always, Shaq put on a show.

Exhibit 1: 7’1″ man weighing 325 pounds runs the break like a point guard.

Exhibit 2: There were finesse moves.


Exhibit 3: He was running the floor like Usain Bolt.

Exhibit 4: Even Kobe was pumped as his teammate approached the 50 mark.

Exhibit 5: And Kobe was even more pumped after this play.

Exhibit 6: Game over.

What a player.

Check out the full highlights of the game below.

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