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Shaq became the ninth player in Los Angeles Lakers history to have his jersey retired.
Signed by the team in the summer of 1996, Shaq spent eight seasons with the purple and gold, winning three NBA championships while reaching four finals. Shaq won his fourth championship after being traded to the Miami Heat, but it was with the Lakers that he had his best years.
His jersey retirement ceremony, which took place during halftime of Tuesday’s Dallas Mavericks-Los Angeles Lakers game, was excellent. A video montage showed many clips of Shaq’s entertaining personality and funny moments. After that, there was an extremely touching and personal recorded video message from Kobe Bryant. Kobe made it clear in his speech that there no longer is any animosity between him and Shaq.
Phil Jackson, who coached Shaq for five seasons, spoke next. He regaled the crowd with funny stories about the bubbly big man. Jeanie Buss then took the microphone and honored Shaq on behalf of the team and the fans...
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In their 53-year history, the Los Angeles Lakers have retired nine numbers. On Tuesday night, they retired Shaquille O’Neal’s number 34 to the rafters of Staples Center. In his nine years in L.A., Shaq helped bring the franchise three titles. The Lakers win championships and retire numbers. It’s what they do.
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Shaquille O’Neal joined the ranks of Laker greats like Jerry West, Wilt Chamberlain and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar when his No. 34 jersey was retired by the Lakers Wednesday night.
The ceremony included a highlight video of some of Shaq’s best (and funniest) moments in purple and gold, a congratulatory message on the jumbotron from former teammate Kobe Bryant, a brief speech from Phil...
At halftime of last night’s game between the Los Angeles Lakers and Dallas Mavericks at Staples Center, Shaquille O’Neal’s No. 34 jersey was retired to the rafters amongst the other great players to strap on the purple and gold for the organization.
According to Bleacher Report, there was a funny video tribute, a recorded speech by his former teammate and foe Kobe Bryant, Phil...
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