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    Default Lakers to retire Shaq's #34 on April 2nd

    Heh when Kobe retires and they hang his jersey they are so going to put it next to Shaq's so they're stuck with each other in the rafters

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    Lakers to retire Shaquille OíNealís number 34 on April 2


    Kurt Helin

    Aug 30, 2012, 7:58 PM EDT

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    Because there were not going to be enough Dwight Howard to Shaquille OíNeal comparisons this season, best to just bring Shaq in and have him there.

    The Lakers have said for a while they would retire the jersey of Shaquille OíNeal, and now a date has been set for that ó April 2, reports Kevin Ding at the Orange County Register. That is a game against the Dallas Mavericks.

    While some Laker fans are still (are always?) bitter about how he left and this said about Kobe Bryant, owner Jerry Buss said before Shaq would get his number retired There had been a theory that the Lakers would not retire Shaqís jersey until after Kobe has his retired (which number for Kobe is another question). But now that Kobe has one more ring than Shaq he is magnanimous in victory so it happens sooner.

    And Shaq deserves to have his jersey on the wall up there Wilt Chamberlain and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (who is getting a statue in front of Staples Center earlier in the season). By the way, George Mikanís number should be up on that wall, too, even if he played in Minneapolis before the team moved to L.A. Shaq spent 8 years with the Lakers, won three titles and averaged 27 points and 11.8 rebounds a game, plus won an MVP award.

    Shaq is one of the great centers to play the game, in a long line of great Lakers centers.

    No pressure Dwight. None at all.

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    Well deserved.

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    Wasnt for him, Pacers win 2000 Finals
    "We want Miami"

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