Shaquille O’Neal is one of the most recognizable athletes in the world, and soon his likeness will have a new home at Staples Center to celebrate his years with the Lakers. It’s a stretch that included three NBA championships and an MVP, among numerous other accolades.
Mark Medina of the Orange County Register provided word the Lakers will unveil a statue of Shaq in Star Plaza on March 24, 2017. There will be a ceremony before the team’s clash with the Minnesota Timberwolves to showcase the new addition.
The report pointed out he’ll become just the fifth member of the storied organization to receive such an honor, joining Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Jerry West, Chick Hearn and Magic Johnson. Surely former teammate Kobe Bryant will eventually join them, as well.
Lakers announce that a statue of Shaq will be unveiled at Star Plaza outside Staples Center prior to the Lakers game on March 24, 2017. pic.twitter.com/4tZxNOp1Py
— Baxter Holmes (@BaxterHolmes) December 20, 2016