Category: ‘Retired Lakers’

Shaquille O’Neal Becomes Minority Owner of Sacramento Kings
September 23rd, 2013 at 8:59 PM
***PHOTO1*** Los Angeles Lakers' Hall of Famer and four-time NBA champion Shaquille O'Neal is continuing to make headlines after his retirement. Shaq has played a major role for the Lakers' franchise throughout his storied career, but this time Superman is joining the Sacramento Kings as a minority owner. According to USA Today's...

Los Angeles Lakers to Unveil Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Statue Today
November 16th, 2012 at 2:50 PM
***VIDEO1***Kareem Abdul-Jabaar, the leading scorer in NBA history (38,387), will finally be honored by the Los Angeles Lakers with a 16-foot, 1,500-pound bronze statue at Star Plaza Friday afternoon. Abdul-Jabaar made news over a year ago when he told the media he felt “slighted” by the franchise's lack of acknowledgement...

Jamaal Wilkes to Be Honored at 2012 Basketball Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony
September 7th, 2012 at 4:56 PM
 ***VIDEO1***  Jamaal Wilkes, former Laker great, will be honored at the 2012 Basketball Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony. The ceremony is currently being aired on NBA TV. Wilkes won three championships as part of the Lakers and will be celebrated later this year with the retiring of his Lakers' jersey at Staples Center. 

Los Angeles Lakers to Retire Shaquille O’Neal’s #34, and Jamaal Wilkes’ #52
August 31st, 2012 at 4:30 PM
 ***PHOTO1***  The Los Angeles Lakers have announced that they will add two more numbers to the list of seven retired jerseys hanging in Staples Center, #34 Shaquille O’Neal and #52 Jamaal Wilkes. #44 Jerry West, #13 Wilt Chamberlain, #22 Elgin Baylor, #25 Gail Goodrich, #32 Magic Johnson, #33 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and...

At Last! Los Angeles Lakers’ to Erect Statue of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
August 28th, 2012 at 4:51 PM
 ***PHOTO1***“I feel slighted.” That was the sentiment of NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar a little over a year ago towards the Los Angeles Lakers. In front of Staples Center, home to the Lakers since 1999, stands statues of Wayne Gretzky, Oscar De La Hoya, Chick Hearn, Jerry West, and Magic Johnson....