Shaq The Physics Professor
So sayeth the Big Aristotle to Rodney Stuckey:
“The law of physics states that a body in motion stays in motion,” O’Neal said. “And if you have two objects that meet in the air, the smaller object is going to fall much harder at the same rate of speed it was going. I’ve never been the type of player to take anyone out. I was going for the ball.”
Now, lets see the yesterday’s lesson in action :
The actual law Shaq was referring to goes like this:
I. Every object in a state of uniform motion tends to remain in that state of motion unless an external force is applied to it.
Obviously, Shaq represented the external force while Rodney Stuckey represented the dude who just got knocked the hell out … Or down, depending on your perspective and ability to use hyperbole.