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Shaquille O’Neal to get his own statue at Staples Center

Jesse Reed
Written by Jesse Reed

Former Los Angeles Lakers center Shaquille O’Neal is going to be honored with a statue at Staples Center next spring, and it looks awesome.

O’Neal helped the Lakers win three straight NBA titles, earning MVP honors in each of the Finals.

According to NBA.com, the statue will weigh in at 1,200 pounds. It is nine feet tall, made out of bronze and will be suspended 10 feet above the ground at Star Plaza. Shaq’s statue will join the likes of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Wayne Gretzky, Chick Hearn, Oscar De La Hoya, Earvin “Magic” Johnson, and Jerry West, per the report.

The Lakers will be hosting the Minnesota Timberwolves that night at Staples, and fans can watch the unveiling of this tremendous statue before the game starting at 8 p.m. ET.

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Jesse Reed

Jesse Reed

Managing Editor here at Sportsnaut. Featured on Yardbarker, Foxsports.com and MSN.com, and formerly was a breaking news writer/NFL analyst for Bleacher Report.