You can be the judge on whether that was an intentional flagrant foul or not, but either way, Shaq's explanation is classic:
"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."
Has this guy ever taken responsibility for anything in his life ever? Ever? At least he is hilariously idiotic in his explanations about why nothing is his fault. I'm sure he passed physics at LSU when he was getting paid and not going to any classes.