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Shaquille O'Neal as permanent attraction at Staples Center [Video]

Shaquille O'Neal as permanent attraction at Staples Center [Video]

Shaquille O'Neal is getting immortalized in front of Staples Center, leading to a set-in-stone question — how much more bronze, metal and granite can the area accommodate?

O'Neal will be the eighth statue on the "Star Plaza," and Kobe Bryant will surely be the ninth some day, but Staples Center officials aren't worried about a lack of real estate. Their planning started before the building opened in 1999.

"We knew we were going to 'retire' quite a few NHL and NBA greats, and when I did the plans for the entire project, I showed the city planners that there would at least be 15 statues in and around Staples Center," said Lee Zeidman, president of...

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