Very few Centers in the National Basketball Association (NBA) have ever dominated in the way that Shaquille (Shaq) O’Neal did during a career that spanned 19 years. During his time on the court, Shaq was an All Star 15 times and was on four NBA Championship teams, three of which were during his eight years playing with the Los Angeles Lakers.
Two years ago the Lakers retired Shaq’s #34 jersey in honor of his achievements with the team. While this was an expected action by the Purple & Gold organization, it is generally not done until a player has been selected into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Shaq was, last month, nominated to be inducted.
Recently, the NBA big-man, who can be quite the practical joker, received a fantastic surprise. In Shaq parlance, he got Shaq’d. During an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live, the host orchestrated the event perfectly, a can be seen below, where the big man is told he is getting a statue outside of the Lakers’ Staples Center arena.
It was great to see Shaq so surprised. It is a well-deserved acknowledgment, done in an absolutely wonderful manner.
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