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Mar 25, 2017
Yahoo! Fantasy Basketball
Los Angeles (AFP) - NBA Hall of Famer Shaquille ONeal was feted by an array of Los Angeles Lakers greats as a massive statue of him delivering a thundering dunk was unveiled at Staples Center.
Mar 24, 2017
Yahoo! Fantasy Basketball
Steve Mills will scout instead. On a night where three of college basketball’s most electrifying guards take the court for their NCAA Tournament lives, two NBA executives with high draft standing have varying plans. Los Angeles Lakers president Magic Johnson regretfully won’t attend O’Neal’s statue exhibit, according to ESPN.com’s Marc Stein.
The Republican 13 hours ago
Can the Boston Celtics hold off LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers in East? Ty Lue says he may rest Cavs stars

Can the Boston Celtics hold off LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers in East? Ty Lue says he may rest Cavs stars

The last time the Boston Celtics held first place in March, the team's roster included Shaquille O'Neal, Jermaine O'Neal, Carlos Arroyo, Von Wafer and Nenad Kristic. But the Celtics passed the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday night.
Inquisitr Mar 26, 2017
Lakers News and Rumors: Shaq Unhappy With Clippers, Griffin Switching Teams?

Lakers News and Rumors: Shaq Unhappy With Clippers, Griffin Switching Teams?

Shaquille O’Neal dominated Los Angeles Lakers news in the past couple of days. This was because of the unveiling of his statue at the Staples Center. Setting aside the merriment, “Shaq” blasted the other team in the City of Angels, the Clippers. In a report by Lakers Nation, O’Neal expressed disdain towards the Clippers who “cover up” the Lakers’ championship banners and retired jerseys. This takes place each time they use the Staples Center for their home games. “Until you win 16 championships, then you can start changing the rule. Don’t cover up my jersey. This is...
New York Daily News Mar 26, 2017
Phil Jackson, face of Knicks' trainwreck, still an LA love story

Phil Jackson, face of Knicks' trainwreck, still an LA love story

Of course Phil Jackson was in Los Angeles on Friday night when the Lakers honored one of his old champs, Shaquille O’Neal.
Los Angeles Daily News Mar 25, 2017
From Shaq to Lonzo Ball, glorious past to questions about future

From Shaq to Lonzo Ball, glorious past to questions about future

No one does nostalgia like the Lakers and they never did it better than Friday's ceremony when it seemed like half the Hall of Fame emptied out to see them unveil Shaquille O'Neal's statue.Jerry West, Elgin Baylor (by the way, where's his statue?), Phil Jackson, James Worthy, Snoop Dogg - even Kobe Bryant telling Shaq's six children, "Your dad was a baaaad man," were there.
Orange County Register Mar 25, 2017
Heisler: From Shaq to Lonzo Ball, Lakers' glorious past to questions about future

Heisler: From Shaq to Lonzo Ball, Lakers' glorious past to questions about future

No one does nostalgia like the Lakers and they never did it better than Friday’s ceremony when it seemed like half the Hall of Fame emptied out to see them unveil Shaquille O’Neal’s statue. Jerry West, Elgin Baylor (by the way, where’s his...
Lake Show Life Mar 25, 2017

Lakers get the win, Shaq gets a statue

Everyone came out to help Shaq celebrate his statue outside of Staples Center, including the Los Angeles Lakers who beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 119-130 in overtime. Outside of Staples Center in sunny Los Angeles, CA, a handful of LA sports icons have been immortalized with massive bronze statues. These legends include the great Jerry West, […] Lakers get the win, Shaq gets a statue - Lake Show Life - Lake Show Life - A Los Angeles Lakers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Times-Picayune Mar 25, 2017
Shaq's statue unveiled at the Staples Center by Lakers

Shaq's statue unveiled at the Staples Center by Lakers

There are now eight statues outside of the Staples Center.
Sports Illustrated Mar 25, 2017

Shaq Immortalized With Statue, But Still Bothered By What-Ifs

Shaquille O'Neal now has a statue outside of Staples Center, but he's still upset about missing out on two MVPs and a couple thousand points during his legendary career.
Hoops Hype Mar 25, 2017
Trending stories: Joakim Noah, Shaquille O'Neal and more

Trending stories: Joakim Noah, Shaquille O'Neal and more

These are the articles the top NBA reporters have been sharing on Twitter the last 24 hours. Enjoy! LeBron iffy for Saturday with scratched cornea – via espn.com March 25 12:05 AM LeBron James suffered a corneal abrasion of his right eye after being fouled by the Hornets’ Jeremy Lamb with 31.2 seconds remaining in the third quarter of the Cavaliers’ 112-105 win. Shares Shaquille O’Neal will get his Lakers statue on Friday, and Kobe Bryant couldn’t be happier – via latimes.com March 24 11:02 AM Shaquille O’Neal and Kobe Bryant will be together again, this...
Silver Screen and Roll Mar 25, 2017
Jerry West thinks the Lakers would have won more titles if Shaq and Kobe Bryant hadn’t split up

Jerry West thinks the Lakers would have won more titles if Shaq and Kobe Bryant hadn’t split up

Did the legendary duo leave a few rings on the table? One of the greatest “what-if” scenarios in NBA history is what would have happened if Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O’Neal had never feuded. Arguably the most dominant duo the league has ever seen, Bryant and O’Neal won three titles in four trips to the NBA Finals before going their separate ways mainly due to an inability to get along with one another. Many have wondered over the years about what would have happened if the two had stayed together, and the man who united them has a theory. “I thought it was awful that he left,”...
FOX Sports Mar 25, 2017
Lakers legends and former teammates turned out in droves for Shaq's statue ceremony

Lakers legends and former teammates turned out in droves for Shaq's statue ceremony

Kobe Bryant, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and more came out to salute Shaquille O'Neal
Los Angeles Daily News Mar 25, 2017
Shaq says next Lakers' statue will 'probably' be for Kobe Bryant

Shaq says next Lakers' statue will 'probably' be for Kobe Bryant

Memory laneWhen West first cast his eyes on Shaquille O'Neal at LSU in 1989, the former Lakers' general manager had one thought."He sure would look good in a purple and gold uniform," West recalled thinking.Seven years later, West made that reality when the Lakers acquired him as a free agent in 1996.
Silver Screen and Roll Mar 25, 2017
Lakers vs. Timberwolves Final Score: Lakers survive overtime in 130-119 victory

Lakers vs. Timberwolves Final Score: Lakers survive overtime in 130-119 victory

A Shaq statue AND a Lakers win? What a night! The Los Angeles Lakers were down by as many as 15 points to the Minnesota Timberwolves, but the purple and gold pulled it together in an exciting 130-119 overtime victory. Julius Randle’s putback dunk with 1:24 left in overtime was the equivalent of blowing out the Timberwolves’ candles, and the Lakers won their 21st game of the season on the night the franchise honored Shaquille O’Neal with a mammoth of a statue. The Timberwolves gave up an eight point lead through the final two minutes of regulation, and the Lakers suddenly found...
Los Angeles Times Mar 25, 2017

Kobe and Shaq team up again at O'Neal's statue unveiling

The two of them sat next to each other on stage. They laughed, they joked, they acknowledged each other’s place in the franchise’s lore. As they did it, a fraught chapter in Lakers history closed. “Brother, thank you,” Shaquille O’Neal said to Kobe Bryant, standing on a stage at Star Plaza in front...

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