A bronze statue of Shaquille O'Neal dunking is unveiled at Star Plaza at Staples Center on March 24, 2017.
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Fans, Legends and Teammates Gather for Shaq Statue Unveiling

by Joey Ramirez
Digital Reporter

Thirteen years after last taking the court for the Lakers, Shaquille O'Neal received the greatest honor that the franchise has to offer.

On Friday, the three-time NBA Finals MVP was on hand for the unveiling of a bronze statue of him dunking off the side of Staples Center.

Shaq — who is only the fifth Laker to ever earn the distinction — was surrounded by teammates and legends like Kobe Bryant, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Jerry West, while fans flocked to catch a glimpse of the Big Fella.

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