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Re: Kareem To Get Statue

Postby XXIV on Mon Aug 27, 2012 12:06 pm

Well deserved, and now he can stop whining. :jam2:
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Re: Kareem To Get Statue

Postby Center Court on Mon Aug 27, 2012 12:06 pm

about damn time.....

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Re: Kareem To Get Statue

Postby BDG on Mon Aug 27, 2012 12:12 pm

Hmmm I wonder what pose they'll use ... :man1:

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Re: Kareem To Get Statue

Postby Texas Lakers Fan on Mon Aug 27, 2012 12:14 pm

BDG wrote:Hmmm I wonder what pose they'll use ... :man1:

Next up, Kobe & Shaq.

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Re: Kareem To Get Statue

Postby The Rock on Mon Aug 27, 2012 12:21 pm

His and Shaq's ceremonies will be a little awkward
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Re: Kareem To Get Statue

Postby purp n gold on Mon Aug 27, 2012 12:44 pm

Each Shaq and Kobe would be royally pissed if they had to share a statue.

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Re: Kareem To Get Statue

Postby Aonex on Mon Aug 27, 2012 12:47 pm

I doubt Shaq is getting a statue... most he gets is his jersey retired.
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Re: Kareem To Get Statue

Postby Texas Lakers Fan on Mon Aug 27, 2012 12:53 pm

Aonex wrote:I doubt Shaq is getting a statue... most he gets is his jersey retired.

Why do you doubt that? Shaq is without question one of the Lakers best all time players. He won three championships here as the clear cut best player. He's the biggest reason (literally) that we were a dynasty earlier in the 2000's. It'll be a travesty if he doesn't get a statue.
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Re: Kareem To Get Statue

Postby Weezy on Mon Aug 27, 2012 1:03 pm

Texas Lakers Fan wrote:
Aonex wrote:I doubt Shaq is getting a statue... most he gets is his jersey retired.

Why do you doubt that? Shaq is without question one of the Lakers best all time players. He won three championships here as the clear cut best player. He's the biggest reason (literally) that we were a dynasty earlier in the 2000's. It'll be a travesty if he doesn't get a statue.


I don't agree with that at all. He was one of the best Lakers yes, but he played here only half of his career, I don't think Lakers when I think Shaq, I think many teams, multiple franchises. I think Magic, Kareem, Kobe, West, I think Lakers only or at least mainly, not Shaq. Jersey retired, yes, statue, don't see LA fans flocking to that, no thanks.
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Re: Kareem To Get Statue

Postby Lqv2015 on Mon Aug 27, 2012 1:09 pm

We should've read this years ago. Bout time. :bow:
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Re: Kareem To Get Statue

Postby John3:16 on Mon Aug 27, 2012 1:15 pm

Weezy wrote:I don't agree with that at all. He was one of the best Lakers yes, but he played here only half of his career, I don't think Lakers when I think Shaq, I think many teams, multiple franchises. I think Magic, Kareem, Kobe, West, I think Lakers only or at least mainly, not Shaq. Jersey retired, yes, statue, don't see LA fans flocking to that, no thanks.


Agree. He'll get his jersey in the rafters, but that's it. And Shaq was not the clear cut best player. He got his MVPs in the Finals because the East had no one to go against him. But Kobe was the MVP of the WCF each year (unofficial of course, as I named him the MVP :man12: ).
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Re: Kareem To Get Statue

Postby Lakerjones on Mon Aug 27, 2012 1:16 pm

Glad to hear it. Not sure about Shaq getting a statue. He left with a bitter taste in everyone's mouth. On the one hand, the Staples Center would not exist without Shaq. It's quite literally the house that Shaq built because he was the All Star attraction that ticket holders would pay the bills to see. He wanted to move from the Forum to new digs for his run, and he got it. But the verbal digs at Jerry Buss didn't sit well (before and after the trade). I think we'll have to see. Kobe should get one for sure, however.
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Re: Kareem To Get Statue

Postby Doc Brown on Mon Aug 27, 2012 1:16 pm

Texas Lakers Fan wrote:Why do you doubt that? Shaq is without question one of the Lakers best all time players. He won three championships here as the clear cut best player. He's the biggest reason (literally) that we were a dynasty earlier in the 2000's. It'll be a travesty if he doesn't get a statue.


I vaguely remember this shooting guard we had, that did pretty well, I don't know though it's up for debate. He wore number 8, forget his name though....
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Re: Kareem To Get Statue

Postby Jellincon on Mon Aug 27, 2012 1:30 pm

I'm at a lost for words so I'll let Lebron speak for me. :man6:

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Re: Kareem To Get Statue

Postby The Original 81 on Mon Aug 27, 2012 1:36 pm

No way Shaq gets a statue. Not a chance. And I'm perfectly fine with that.
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Re: Kareem To Get Statue

Postby LakerFanIam on Mon Aug 27, 2012 1:42 pm

purp n gold wrote:Each Shaq and Kobe would be royally pissed if they had to share a statue.

KAJ :jam2: Now teach Dwight Howard.



I always thought this would make a great Shaq/Kobe statue if they did one of them together...

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Re: Kareem To Get Statue

Postby nameant on Mon Aug 27, 2012 1:42 pm

Shaq played for the Magic, Lakers, Heat, Suns, Celtics, Cavs....haha. That's not statue quality. He had a nice run but he was a great player that was on the Lakers...he wasn't a Laker. Huge difference.
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Re: Kareem To Get Statue

Postby Tragic on Mon Aug 27, 2012 2:01 pm

About damn time!
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Re: Kareem To Get Statue

Postby LakerFan1235 on Mon Aug 27, 2012 2:14 pm

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Re: Kareem To Get Statue

Postby therealdeal on Mon Aug 27, 2012 2:16 pm

So besides Shaq...

Congrats to Cap. Well deserved. He should have had one certainly before De La Hoya and Gretsky (as far as LA goes). Those two certainly deserved statues, but c'mon. This is Cap we're talkin' here.

I hope he and Dwight are there for the ceremony. Then as Dwight looks at the statue, Kareem walks up to him. Kareem pats him on the shoulder and they head to the practice facility for a lesson.
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Re: Kareem To Get Statue

Postby DarthRekal on Mon Aug 27, 2012 2:25 pm

Center Court wrote:about damn time.....

Magic, Kareem, Chick, Kobe.

gretzky and de la hoya too... i wonder if they could start putting up dodgers now... :jam2:
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Re: Kareem To Get Statue

Postby last stand on Mon Aug 27, 2012 2:42 pm

nameant wrote:Shaq played for the Magic, Lakers, Heat, Suns, Celtics, Cavs....haha. That's not statue quality. He had a nice run but he was a great player that was on the Lakers...he wasn't a Laker. Huge difference.


how many all time greats have been moved around as much as shaq. none come to mind. shows you how much of a headache that man was
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Re: Kareem To Get Statue

Postby 100%effort on Mon Aug 27, 2012 3:05 pm

Center Court wrote:about damn time.....

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Re: Kareem To Get Statue

Postby pound4pound1 on Mon Aug 27, 2012 3:35 pm

VERY happy for Cap...well earned and way overdue :jam2:
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