If you looked closely at The?Big Shows?return to Raw on Dec. 6, you may have noticed something.Im not really The Big Show anymore, he told ESPN.com. Im kind of ... I dont know, The Slim Show?The Big Show, whose real name is Paul Wight, remains a towering presence (even for WWE standards) at just over 7 feet tall. But the former college basketball player at Wichita State recently took an extended period of time to step away from the spotlight and re-evaluate himself physically.The results have been quite staggering.Despite being billed as a number of different mythical heights and weights during the years, The Big Show admits the heaviest he has ever entered a WWE ring was 537 pounds. But today, thanks to a new workout regime heavy on swimming and biking, and a recommitment to nutrition, hes under 400 pounds for the first time since 1995.The past four years, Im not sure if anyone has noticed but Ive been struggling with some really bad injuries, The Big Show said. WWE and Vince [McMahon], because of the great and incredible new crop of talent weve had, have given me the chance to step back a little bit and give these guys a chance to develop their brand and become the superstars they can be.But it also gives me a chance to maintain some things, and take care of some stuff.The Big Show, who resides in Miami, credits the support system he has at home, from his trainers to his family. And a big key was finding a nutritional plan that he can believe in.Through diet and exercise it has been a blessing, he said. Im on board with it, I understand it and Im motivated to do it. The results are happening. I feel great, I feel younger. Im definitely not as sluggish as I was before. The ability for me to compete at a better level is definitely in sight and I think thats reinvigorating for me.At 44, The Big Show knows the time he has left in the ring is limited. In the majority of interviews he has given during the past year, he has talked about finishing out his contract through 2017 before hanging up his boots for good. But thanks to his recent physical transformation, he considers it more of a fluid situation.Im not going to go out and try to be a world champion or have some kind of dominating title run, The Big Show said. Ive had those years, Ive done that. I understand this is a new era and theres a new changing of the guard.I know I still have some time left on this contract. It depends on how my role is going to change. WWE is home, its a family. Ill always be a part of this as long as I can contribute in some positive way. But I know theres a time when the sun sets on everything.As far as his remaining goals inside the ring, The Big Show says he has a list of two or three superstars he would love to work with and says fans should stay tuned to seeing that in the near future. But the one opponent The Big Show has been most linked with is retired NBA star and Hall of Famer Shaquille ONeal.The two giants of their respective industries are just about the same height and were born just one month apart. They also have history within the WWE, which began when ONeal guest-hosted Monday Night Raw in 2009 and got physical with The Big Show inside the ring. Seven years later, at WrestleMania 32 in April, ONeal was a surprise entrant in the Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal and teamed up with The Big Show on a chokeslam of Kane before the two escalated their own feud.Three months later, on the red carpet outside the 2016 ESPYS in Los Angeles, The Big Show officially challenged ONeal to a match at next years WrestleMania in Orlando, Florida. ONeal accepted the invite, turning to the camera to say, Im in. Vince McMahon,?Stephanie McMahon?-- Im in.Nothing official has been announced as of yet for next April, however, and The Big Show was unable to confirm; all he would say is that ONeal knows the invitation is there. At the very least, The Big Show says hes ready and certainly appears to be preparing himself physically for another high-profile match, even if he was unable to say the same about ONeal.Im a little worried because Ive heard that Shaq has got like really fat, The Big Show said. If hes going to go into WrestleMania bigger than me, Im going to lose my moniker as The Worlds Largest Athlete. I hope he is well, I hope he is healthy.He might want to lay off the cheeseburgers a little bit and get in the gym because I know that my record at WrestleMania against celebrities isnt that good, but it would be a shame if he showed up fat and out of shape and took the first loss. Im okay with that, too. Matter of fact, Ill send him some cheeseburgers. That would probably be a better idea. Hows that for talking smack?Until then, The Big Show has made a decision to embrace the end of his career instead of dreading it, realizing that its more important to take a step back and enjoy his many in-ring accomplishments than reside in bitterness.Ive worked with incredible people from [Hulk] Hogan to [Randy] Savage to [Ric] Flair to Arn Anderson,?The Undertaker, Stone Cold [Steve Austin],?The Rock,?John Cena?-- everybody that has ever been anybody in?this?business, Ive?had the chance to compete with in the ring, he said. So thats an incredible career to be thankful of, and now Im going to try and finish up with 110 percent effort, a lot of pride and a good attitude and just be thankful and enjoy every day I get to compete with the incredible talent that we have. Margus Hunt Jersey . If ever they start actually putting pictures beside words in the dictionary, the Blue Jays left-handers mug will appear beside “Consistency. 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SAN ANTONIO -- New Orleans coach Alvin Gentry said the San Antonio Spurs will quickly expose any teams weakness.The Pelicans learned not only do they have a lot to work on, they also need some rest.Kawhi Leonard had 20 points and the Spurs beat the Pelicans 98-79 on Saturday night in their home opener.We didnt have the same energy that were usually playing with, Pelicans forward Anthony Davis said. We wasnt making shots. There was some miscommunication. Against a team like this, you cant have plays where we have a mental breakdown, thats what they want and they always capitalize. We had seven turnovers in the first half and they scored on every turnover.The Spurs won their first home opener in 20 years without Tim Duncan, who retired in the offseason. San Antonio played without any of its Big Three as Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili both sat out to rest in the first night of back-to-back games.San Antonio didnt appear to miss them, as 11 players were part of a balanced-scoring effort that helped the team remain unbeaten after three games.Patty Mills scored 18 points starting in place of Parker. Mills was 4 for 7 on 3-pointers, including one at the close of the first half to give San Antonio a 55-45 lead.I thought the play at the end of the first half was a big play, Gentry said. Instead of a seven-point game, its a 10-point game. Patty makes a 3-pointer. We never really got him picked up. You cant make those kind of mistakes.LaMarcus Aldridge added 12 points along with solid defense against the leagues leading scorer.Davis was held to 18 points after scoring 50 and 45 points in the seasons first two games. He was limited to 3:13 in the final quarter as San Antonio led by as many as 27 points in the fourth.I got some shots I wanted, Davis said. I got some jumpers that I wanted, just missed them. Im not worried about offense, really. Shots are going to come. I just want to get everybody else going and try to find a way to find a win.Davis took only nine shots in the first half.Aldridge picked up three fouls in the first half as Davis primary defender, but still managed to hold the 6-foot-10 forward to 6-for-15 shooting in the game.(Aldridge) did a good job, San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich said. Anthonys obviously a great player. We just wanted to work on individual `D. So, we didnt give him any help, we just let him guard him. In the future that may not be what we do.ETwaun Mooore also had 18 points for New Orleans (0-3).dddddddddddd.Leonard added four rebounds and three assists and was 2 for 4 on 3-pointers.The 6-7 forward worked on drawing more fouls in the offseason and it continued to pay off, earning Leonard early MVP chants from the sellout crowd. He was 6 for 6 on free throws, raising his season total to 28 for 28.The only time I hear it is when I come to the games, Leonard said of the chants. I would never try to win an award. Im out there just playing for my team. If I get noticed for my individual performance, then thats what happens. But other than that, Im trying to win a game.TIP-INSPelicans: Davis played 32 minutes, raising his season total to 113. Before the game, Gentry said he was not concerned about the early workload, noting Davis is 23 years old and capable of handling big minutes. . New Orleans bench finished with 33 points, one less than San Antonios. None of the Pelicans reserves finished in double figures but five had at least four points led by nine from Dante Cunningham. New Orleans bench is averaging 31.7 points per game.Spurs: San Antonio has seven new players on its 15-man roster this season, including rookies Dejounte Murray, Bryn Forbes, Nico Laprovittola and Davis Bertans. ... Popovich chastised Jonathan Simmons for offensive goaltending when he dunked Laprovittolas layup as it was still on the cylinder. The veteran coach pointed to his head to signal the second-year player should be wiser. Simmons responded in the final quarter with a thunderous dunk over 7-2 center Alexis Ajinca. Simmons finished with 11 points. . Bertans missed his first shot of the season after making his first three attempts, including two 3-pointers.SIT DOWNPopovich opted to rest Parker and Ginobili even though it is the Spurs third game of the season. Popovich is not a fan of the congested early schedule.Everybody goes through this, Popovich said. This is our third game in five nights. Tomorrow is going to be four games in six nights. Its ridiculous. (New Orleans) played at 8:30 last night and they have to play a back-to-back tonight. Seems like you could figure that out.The Pelicans were coming off a 122-114 loss at home to Golden State Warriors.UP NEXTPelicans: Host Milwaukee on Tuesday.Spurs: At Miami on Sunday. Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Jerseys From China Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys ' ' '