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Shaquille O'Neal's retirement will be watchable. Quotable too?

June 2, 2011 |  2:44 pm

ESPN and NBA TV are going all out Friday to cover Shaquille O'Neal's retirement announcement.

ESPN's coverage will begin during its Friday morning "SportsCenter" and will feature live reports from reporters Jeannine Edwards and Jackie MacMullan from O'Neal's home in Isleworth, Fla. The 10 a.m. PDT "SportsCenter" will have the O'Neal news conference live and afterward there will be a one-on-one interview with O'Neal by MacMullan.

NBA TV will also air O'Neal's announcement live at 10 a.m. PDT and will also offer live streaming coverage on This coverage will be anchored by Marc Fein and Antonio Davis.

-- Diane Pucin