This is not a joke, but it is very funny. From the NY Times:
Shaquille O’Neal . . . when asked what he thinks about Portland’s Greg Oden. “I don’t,” Shaq said. “I’m a Shogun. You can’t ask me about a low-level ninja.”
For the non-sports fan, Gred Oden is a center drafted first in 2007 (and I assume even non-sports fans don’t need to be told who O’Neal is).