Found February 09, 2012 on CBSSports:
Shaq's Top Moments With Lakers (credit: Jed Jacobson/Allsport) LOS ANGELES (CBS) – It is all coming together for Shaquille O’Neal and his post retirement plans. In June of 2011 the Lakers announced they will hang No. 34 at Staples Center, but with no timetable of the ceremony. Today, reports the Lakers will retire Shaq’s No 34 jersey during the 2012-2013 seasons. The report also indicated the Lakers would have done it earlier but didn’t want to rush it during a shortened season. Shaq won 3 straight NBA titles with Kobe Bryant and the Lakers from 2000-2003. Lakers owner Jerry Buss released a statement last summer on the Big Diesel, “Shaq had a long and amazing career,” Buss’ statement read. “A huge impact both on and off the court. His contributions were significant to the entire NBA, but we specifically appreciate what he did with and what he meant to the Lakers during his eight years with us. We have three championships that we wouldn’t have won without him, and we will...

Kobe Bryant still never satisfied, still confident

Kobe Bryant is as close as the league has to that Michael Jordan-level of perfectionism. Bryant came into the league and quickly ascended to a superstar- and championship-level of play. He has known nothing but winning. He and Shaquille O'Neal won and fought together and then with each other in the pursuit of greatness. It was no coincidence that Bryant and O'Neal's...

Kobe on being Shaq’s teammate: “There was no way it was going to last… it wasn’t a natural mix.”

With Kobe Bryant passing Shaquille O’Neal for fifth place on the NBA’s all-time scoring list, two have been exchanging pleasantries through the media. But when mentioning both Kobe and Shaq in the same sentence, obviously you’re going to think of their beef that ended their run together in Los Angeles and temporarily embittered their relationship. At one point Shaq called...

Celtics vs. Lakers: I see pride, I see power, I see bad-ass mothers

Stubbornness. Pride. Competitiveness. Maybe even a little stupidity. In the past two days, Paul Pierce and Kobe Bryant — two aging stars on teams that would be seventh seeds if the playoffs started today — have both conceded that championships remain the driving force.Championships. Is it possible for the Big Three to win a second? For Kobe to win a sixth? For the NBA gods...

I Think Jeremy Lin Has Big Balls, Jason Whitlock Thinks He Has A Tiny Dong

Jeremy Lin bravely took on Kobe Bryant and the Lakers and rung up 38 points in the Knicks improbable win. However not everyone was impressed with Yellow Mamba’s outstanding play. FOX Sports writer Jason Whitlock tweeted this less-than-flattering comment chopping down Asian Sensation, Jeremy Lin. Tisk, tisk Jason, you’re a respected journalist, no need to write a small d*ck Asian...

Lakers-Raptors Preview

The Los Angeles Lakers seem to be running out of gas on offense as their longest road trip of the season winds down. They've rarely had trouble piling up points against the Toronto Raptors. The Lakers go for an eighth win in nine tries against the Raptors on Sunday in the final stop of a six-game trip. A night after needing overtime to beat Boston 88-87, Los Angeles (15-12...

Lin scores 38 to lead Knicks over Lakers 92-85

NEW YORK—Jeremy Lin keeps getting better. Better even than Kobe Bryant on Friday night. Lin had the most astounding performance of his remarkable week, scoring a career-high 38 points and outdueling Bryant as the New York Knicks held off the Los Angeles Lakers 92-85.
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