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Shaquille O’Neal statue ceremony

Shaquille O’Neal

Former Lakers center Shaquille O’Neal is all smiles after the unveiling of his statue outside Staples Center.

 (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)
Shaquille O’Neal

Confetti falls as Lakers great Shaquille O’Neal and members of his family unveil his statue outside Staples Center.

 (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)
Shaquille O’Neal, Kobe Bryant, Phil Jackson

Lakers great Shaquille O’Neal is joined by former teammate Kobe Bryant and former coach Phil Jackson during the unveiling of his statue outside Staples Center.

 (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)
Shaquille O’Neal

Lakers fans mill around a large inflatable likeness of former Lakers center Shaquille O’Neal before the unveiling of his statue outside Staples Center.

 (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)
Shaquille O’Neal fans

Fans gather outside of Staples Center for the unveiling of a statue of Lakers great Shaquille O’Neal.

 (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)
Shaquille O’Neal, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Future Hall of Famer Shaquille O’Neal, left, shares a light moment with another Lakers legend, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, right, after the unveiling of O’Neal’s statue outside Staples Center.

 (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)
Shaquille O’Neal

Shaquille O’Neal, left, poses for pictures with former teammates after the unveiling of his statue outside Staples Center.

 (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)
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