• L.A. to add Kareem statue, retire Shaq's No. 34

    Summary of 5 articles · Updated Aug 31, 2012
    The Lakers confirmed Thursday what we knew for a while, that they’re building the Kareem Abdul-Jabbar statue. The Los Angeles Lakers will unveil a statue of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and retire the jerseys of Shaquille O'Neal and Jamaal Wilkes during the upcoming season. Please Shaq, just one more time, can we get a “Can youuuu dig it?” For that matter, when will a statue of Mark Madsen‘s championship dance go up outside Staples? Maybe it can be just a temporary installation. The statue of Abdul-Jabbar will be unveiled in Staples Center's Star Plaza on Nov. 28, and O'Neal's No. 34 jersey will be retired on April 2. But it matters most not because of what one person could be doing differently, but because if it isn’t limited, the schools with the most resources in the hoops world could presumably hire a huge staff expressly for recruiting with their resources while a mid-major would be stuck.
    • Lakers Will Retire Two Legends’ Numbers; The NBA Goes To Africa

      The Lakers confirmed Thursday what we knew for a while, that they’re building the Kareem Abdul-Jabbar statue. After publicly testifying how upset he was last year that he didn’t have his honor, he must be smug knowing on the same day the Lakers announ
      Source: dimemag.com
    • Lakers to honor legendary big men Abdul-Jabbar and Shaq

      The Los Angeles Lakers will unveil a statue of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and retire the jerseys of Shaquille O'Neal and Jamaal Wilkes during the upcoming season.
      Source: nba.com
    • Lakers to retire Shaq's No. 34, Wilkes' No. 52

      The Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday announced the dates of three events next season to honor Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Jamaal Wilkes and Shaquille O'Neal.
      Source: ESPN.com

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