Shaquille O’Neal Will Be Honored With a Statue Outside STAPLES Center

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Basketball legend Shaquille O’Neal will be honored with his very own statue set to be unveiled outside the STAPLES Center during the 2016-17 season. O’Neal’s statuesque presence will be accompanied by other greats like Magic Johnson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Jerry West. The full artist rendering of the statue can be seen below, and was accompanied by these words from Jeanie Buss, Lakers president and co-owner:

“We look forward to having Shaq join the other legends who have been honored with statues at STAPLES Center. He is a giant not only in size, but also in stature and in what he accomplished as a Laker. Shaq literally broke the ground for the site, and was hugely responsible for not only getting STAPLES center built, but for making it one of the most successful and famous arenas in the world. It’s an honor that is well deserved.”

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