When Kimmel asked the four-time
But Kimmel quickly turned the tables on O'Neal. Kimmel mentioned another honor bestowed upon certain Laker greats: the erection of a bronze statue outside
"You don't know about this. This is a surprise to you," Kimmel said to O'Neal as an artist's rendering of a bronzed O'Neal dunking was shown behind him. "The
Lakers President and co-owner
"We look forward to having Shaq join the other legends who have been honored with statues at Staples Center," said Buss. "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."
O'Neal will join legends Magic Johnson,