Video: Shaq statue unveiled outside Staples Center

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error LOS ANGELES >> A nine-foot, 1,200-pound bronze statue of Basketball Hall of Fame center Shaquille O’Neal was unveiled today outside Staples Center in front of a crowd of thousands that included former Laker greats Kareem Abdul-Jabaar and Kobe Bryant and coach Phil Jackson.The statue is suspended 10 feet above the ground in Star Plaza and connected to Staples Center, depicting O’Neal throwing down one of his signature thunderous dunks.• VIDEO: Shaq’s statue is unveiled outside Staples Center“This moment is very unexpected,” O’Neal told the crowd, noting that he believes there are “at least two Lakers ahead of me that definitely deserve a statute,” referring to James Worthy and Wilt Chamberlain. “I definitely appreciate this honor very much.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with Packerslast_img

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