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Shaq Heading to Basketball Hall of Fame

The Big Fella is bound for Springfield.

On Monday morning, the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame announced that Shaquille O’Neal will be enshrined among the sport’s greatest on Sept. 9.

O’Neal — who played eight seasons for the Lakers from 1996-2004 — led Los Angeles to three consecutive titles in 2000, 2001 and 2002, while being named NBA Finals MVP each time.

He was also chosen as the league’s regular-season MVP in 2000 after leading all players in scoring with 29.7 points per game. Nigh unguardable at 7-foot-1 and more than 300 pounds, O’Neal also topped the NBA in field goal percentage six times as a Laker.

He finished his tenure in purple and gold with the franchise’s second-most blocks (1,278), and also tied Jerry West for the second-best scoring average (27.0).

In his 19-year career — which also included stints in Orlando, Miami, Phoenix, Cleveland and Boston — O’Neal scored the NBA’s seventh-most points (28,596), while climbing to 14th in rebounds (13,099), eighth in blocks (2,732) and fourth in field goal percentage (58.2).

Joining O’Neal in the Hall of Fame class of 2016 will be Zelmo Beaty, Darrell Garretson, Allen Iverson, Tom Izzo, John McLendon, Yao Ming, Cumberland Posey, Jerry Reinsdorf and Sheryl Swoopes.