Lakers To Honor Shaquille O’Neal With Staples Center Statue
NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal will be immortalized with a statue outside of the Staples Center.
On Wednesday, Jeanie Buss, Lakers president and co-owner, released a statement saying:
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.
Shaq received the exciting news during an appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live.”