RuPaul has left the building. Or, more to the point, Shaquille O'Neal no longer sees the need to drag out the issue anymore.

The former Miami Heat center has come around on current Heat center Chris Bosh. While Bosh does not match up to Shaq in stature, O'Neal said it is time to give credit to a player currently mastering the new age of big men in the NBA.

"You know, I just had to realize that not every big guy plays like a big guy," the TNT and NBA TV analyst said this past week in an off-air conversation. "He's mastered this niche."

To appreciate the about-face is to appreciate that long before he was questioning Dwight Howard's leading-man role among current NBA centers, O'Neal utilized Bosh as his pivot-player punching bag.