Lakers to retire Shaq's jersey on April 2nd + Other news

Lakers to retire Shaq's jersey on April 2nd + Other news

Postby XXIV on Thu Aug 30, 2012 3:27 pm

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Lakers to retire Shaquille O'Neal's No. 34 jersey on April 2.


Other news:

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Lakers to unveil Kareem Abdul-Jabaar statue in front of Staples Center on Nov. 16.


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Lakers to retire Hall of Famer Jamaal Wilkes' No. 52 jersey on Dec. 28 at halftime.
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Re: Lakers to retire Shaq's jersey on April 2nd + Other news

Postby BDG on Thu Aug 30, 2012 3:53 pm

This is gonna be cool just because of the fact that we haven't retired a jersey since Gail Goodrich (right?) in the mid 90's.

Kinda odd that they're waiting so late into the season to do it though.
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Postby 432J on Thu Aug 30, 2012 3:55 pm

BDG wrote:This is gonna be cool just because of the fact that we haven't retired a jersey since Gail Goodrich (right?) in the mid 90's.

Kinda odd that they're waiting so late into the season to do it though.

maybe they wanna wait as long as possible just to tick shaq off for the way he acted before he left LA
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Postby Weezy on Thu Aug 30, 2012 4:13 pm

Interesting, I expected them to wait until Kobe retired before doing this for Shaq. Should be fun to see some jerseys go up on the wall, can't say I remember ever watching a jersey retiring ceremony before, will be cool to see Shaq in LA on good terms again being honored.
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Postby Battle Tested20 on Thu Aug 30, 2012 4:14 pm

who are we playing April 2nd?
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Postby Texas Lakers Fan on Thu Aug 30, 2012 4:17 pm

Awesome. Can't wait. :jam2:
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Postby Calibuddz on Thu Aug 30, 2012 4:22 pm

I see it as, wait till end of season, so when Dwight's mind is thinking few months before i have to decide, stay in LA or leave elsewhere.. here comes unveiling of a statue, & a jersey being retired

SO, YOU MEAN TO TELL ME...
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Postby therealdeal on Thu Aug 30, 2012 4:23 pm

I'm more excited about Wilkes' jersey being retired to be honest.
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Postby pound4pound1 on Thu Aug 30, 2012 4:26 pm

i was hopin we'd wait until he's officially in the Hall?
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Postby OX1947 on Thu Aug 30, 2012 4:29 pm

pound4pound1 wrote:i was hopin we'd wait until he's officially in the Hall?
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Postby MadMax on Thu Aug 30, 2012 4:32 pm

It was going up there eventually...I don't mind the timing at all. He's deserving of it. Going to be a big year for the Lakers anyway. :jam2:
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Postby gcclaker on Thu Aug 30, 2012 4:33 pm

...looks to be a busy season. Hope there is a LAKER ceremony on the Staples Floor for the last NBA game IN JUNE.
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Postby BDG on Thu Aug 30, 2012 4:35 pm

I wonder if Kobe will speak at Shaquille's ceremony and if Phil will be there.

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Postby Nelo Ice on Thu Aug 30, 2012 4:54 pm

So much to look forward to this season. Love how all the new guys especially Dwight will be walking into the season where so many legends will be honored.
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Postby Battle Tested20 on Thu Aug 30, 2012 5:20 pm

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Battle Tested20 wrote:who are we playing April 2nd?

Dallas at home (obviously) on TNT.

thx for finding out I could have looked it up by I knew my family on here would hook me up
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Postby Center Court on Thu Aug 30, 2012 5:31 pm

Calibuddz wrote:I see it as, wait till end of season, so when Dwight's mind is thinking few months before i have to decide, stay in LA or leave elsewhere.. here comes unveiling of a statue, & a jersey being retired

SO, YOU MEAN TO TELL ME...
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Postby Rooscooter on Thu Aug 30, 2012 5:33 pm

Shaq's number seems a little soon but as Wiz noted..... Jerry isn't going to be here much longer I'm afraid....

Kareem's statue may be for the same reason..... I'm going to try to make it to LA for this one....

Wilkes is way overdue IMO.... Second best SF we've had.... and no Worthy isn't the best.... :man12:
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Postby Battle Tested20 on Thu Aug 30, 2012 5:37 pm

Rooscooter wrote:Shaq's number seems a little soon but as Wiz noted..... Jerry isn't going to be here much longer I'm afraid....

Kareem's statue may be for the same reason..... I'm going to try to make it to LA for this one....

Wilkes is way overdue IMO.... Second best SF we've had.... and no Worthy isn't the best.... :man12:

I hope and pray that Jerry at least makes it to when Kobe hangs it up that way he can be here to see us retire his jersey and give him a statue.
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Re: Lakers to retire Shaq's jersey on April 2nd + Other news

Postby Rooscooter on Thu Aug 30, 2012 6:29 pm

Battle Tested20 wrote:
Rooscooter wrote:Shaq's number seems a little soon but as Wiz noted..... Jerry isn't going to be here much longer I'm afraid....

Kareem's statue may be for the same reason..... I'm going to try to make it to LA for this one....

Wilkes is way overdue IMO.... Second best SF we've had.... and no Worthy isn't the best.... :man12:

I hope and pray that Jerry at least makes it to when Kobe hangs it up that way he can be here to see us retire his jersey and give him a statue.


I hope Jerry makes it that far as well.....
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Postby kray28 on Thu Aug 30, 2012 6:52 pm

One day earlier for Shaq would have been poifect :man9:
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Postby jlkr on Thu Aug 30, 2012 7:34 pm

22, 13, 44, 33, 32, 42, 25, 52, 34

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Postby Phil XI on Thu Aug 30, 2012 7:41 pm

I'm completely disappointed in the organization for this Shaq news.
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Postby baddmann28 on Thu Aug 30, 2012 8:17 pm

44 - the logo
13 Wilt
22 Elgin Baylor
25 Gail Goodrich
32 Magic
33 The Captain
42 Big Game James
52 and 34 aren't retired yet.

Correct me if i'm wrong, but didn't we do Wilts' and Elgins on the same night? I don't remember which one was first, but I'd guess Wilt.
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Postby Basketball Fan on Thu Aug 30, 2012 8:18 pm

kray28 wrote:One day earlier for Shaq would have been poifect :man9:



Took me a second to figure out what you meant but that would've been funnier of course in the end Kobe and Shaq's jerseys will be together for eternity of course what number will Kobe retire with?
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Re: Lakers to retire Shaq's jersey on April 2nd + Other news

Postby dj vitus on Thu Aug 30, 2012 8:20 pm

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BDG wrote:This is gonna be cool just because of the fact that we haven't retired a jersey since Gail Goodrich (right?) in the mid 90's.

Kinda odd that they're waiting so late into the season to do it though.

maybe they wanna wait as long as possible just to tick shaq off for the way he acted before he left LA

Even Shaq's jersey works on "company time." :man10:
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