Lakers retire Shaquille O'Neal's jersey

Lakers retire Shaquille O'Neal's jersey

Postby emplay on Tue Apr 02, 2013 9:35 pm

Hey all,

Some recent updates:

Lakers retire Shaquille O'Neal's jersey
http://www.latimes.com/sports/lakersnow ... 4934.story

Mark Cuban calls Phil Jackson 'first housewife of the Lakers'
http://www.latimes.com/sports/lakersnow ... 5582.story

Can Clippers Best Grizzlies’ Defense?
http://www.hoopsworld.com/can-the-clipp ... zz-defense

NBA Power Rankings Week 22
http://www.hoopsworld.com/nba-power-rankings-week-22-2

Miami still #1, Clippers slip to #8, Lakers to #16

Watch Shaquille O'Neal visit 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' on Monday night
http://www.latimes.com/sports/lakersnow ... 9582.story

Brian Shaw glad Lakers retiring Shaquille O'Neal's number
http://www.latimes.com/sports/lakersnow ... 3758.story

Lakers still struggling with free throws, turnovers and defense
http://www.latimes.com/sports/lakersnow ... 1403.story

Lakers: Week 23 predictions
http://www.latimes.com/sports/lakersnow ... 3052.story

Lakers' Week 22 in review
http://www.latimes.com/sports/lakersnow ... 8275.story

Thanks!

Eric
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Re: Lakers retire Shaquille O'Neal's jersey

Postby John3:16 on Tue Apr 02, 2013 9:40 pm

Nice to see Shaq put the silly rivalry with Kobe aside and thank him. Oh wait....
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Re: Lakers retire Shaquille O'Neal's jersey

Postby lakersyunowin on Tue Apr 02, 2013 9:48 pm

nah he just forgot that whole section of his speech (fish, horry, kobe). it's the same speech he put online, he just left out that section during the ceremony probably cuz he was lost in the moment.
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Postby S.R.05 on Tue Apr 02, 2013 9:59 pm

i cant be the only one that noticed that the jersey in the rafters looks backwards...like its his number and name but on the front of the actual jersey, with the v neck how it is on the front
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Postby Kasumi on Tue Apr 02, 2013 10:07 pm

^^^ I saw someone on FB mention that as well. I didn't watch the ceremony (can't stand Shaq), anyone have a picture?
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Postby CaCHooKa Man on Tue Apr 02, 2013 10:38 pm

all the jerseys are backwards

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Re: Lakers retire Shaquille O'Neal's jersey

Postby gcclaker on Wed Apr 03, 2013 10:41 am

I have to admit that hearing the "Superman" Theme ringing out again as they unveiled O'Neal's jersey in the rafters gave me goosebumps. On another note, Jackson had to calm down the raucous reception towards him so he can even begin his spiel. It seemed to go on and on and on...
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Re: Lakers retire Shaquille O'Neal's jersey

Postby therealdeal on Wed Apr 03, 2013 10:53 am

^ I don't know what you mean man Phil's speech was fun, fun, fun.
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Re: Lakers retire Shaquille O'Neal's jersey

Postby Juronimo on Wed Apr 03, 2013 10:56 am

gcclaker wrote:I have to admit that hearing the "Superman" Theme ringing out again as they unveiled O'Neal's jersey in the rafters gave me goosebumps. On another note, Jackson had to calm down the raucous reception towards him so he can even begin his spiel. It seemed to go on and on and on...


Me too, that was awesome. So where the "we want Phil" chants.
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Postby gcclaker on Wed Apr 03, 2013 10:58 am

therealdeal wrote:^ I don't know what you mean man Phil's speech was fun, fun, fun.

I meant the cheering for him. It did not want to die down. It seem loud and long... Jackson's speech was very nostalgic. The thong [?], sneakers and the lake when they first met...ha, ha.
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Postby pound4pound1 on Wed Apr 03, 2013 11:01 am

the fans were more happy to see Phil than Shaq
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Re: Lakers retire Shaquille O'Neal's jersey

Postby gcclaker on Wed Apr 03, 2013 11:02 am

Juronimo wrote:
gcclaker wrote:I have to admit that hearing the "Superman" Theme ringing out again as they unveiled O'Neal's jersey in the rafters gave me goosebumps. On another note, Jackson had to calm down the raucous reception towards him so he can even begin his spiel. It seemed to go on and on and on...

Me too, that was awesome. So where the "we want Phil" chants.

Sager reported last night that the team and coaching staff were watching the ceremony. When the chant started, apparently it got somewhat uncomfortable in there and Bryant diffused it by going over the strategy for the second half.
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Re: Lakers retire Shaquille O'Neal's jersey

Postby pound4pound1 on Wed Apr 03, 2013 11:07 am

gcclaker wrote:
Juronimo wrote:
gcclaker wrote:I have to admit that hearing the "Superman" Theme ringing out again as they unveiled O'Neal's jersey in the rafters gave me goosebumps. On another note, Jackson had to calm down the raucous reception towards him so he can even begin his spiel. It seemed to go on and on and on...

Me too, that was awesome. So where the "we want Phil" chants.

Sager reported last night that the team and coaching staff were watching the ceremony. When the chant started, apparently it got somewhat uncomfortable in there and Bryant diffused it by going over the strategy for the second half.



LOL!!!!


i can see Kobe patting MDA on the back and giving him his clipboard
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Re: Lakers retire Shaquille O'Neal's jersey

Postby therealdeal on Wed Apr 03, 2013 11:39 am

gcclaker wrote:
therealdeal wrote:^ I don't know what you mean man Phil's speech was fun, fun, fun.

I meant the cheering for him. It did not want to die down. It seem loud and long... Jackson's speech was very nostalgic. The thong [?], sneakers and the lake when they first met...ha, ha.

I was just referencing how Phil said the word fun 600 times in his speech. It was strange :man10:
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Re: Lakers retire Shaquille O'Neal's jersey

Postby Lakeshow75 on Wed Apr 03, 2013 11:51 am

As someone lucky enough to have been there last night, I can tell you for a fact that Phil wasn't having much 'fun' during the game. He was constantly trying to stretch his legs/hip and get comfortable. He looked miserable. I just can't see him coming back and coaching an entire season with his hip problems. Even if he wanted to, I don't think his body would let him anymore. Hell, Jeannie and him even left early.

Seriously a fun night at Staples though. The fans were awesome.
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Re: Lakers retire Shaquille O'Neal's jersey

Postby jOeyB7000 on Wed Apr 03, 2013 12:15 pm

This has probably been answered already, but why is Shaq's jersey different than the rest?

The numbers are white, the purple stripes on the side of the jersey, v-neck, etc
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Re: Lakers retire Shaquille O'Neal's jersey

Postby lakersyunowin on Wed Apr 03, 2013 12:18 pm

the jersey is just representative of the era he played in. kobe's will likely look the same
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Postby khmrP on Wed Apr 03, 2013 12:22 pm

lakersyunowin wrote:the jersey is just representative of the era he played in. kobe's will likely look the same


they should've given him the round neck era one, he played in those enough years, same as Kobe. I dont like these V-Neck ones.
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Postby borri on Wed Apr 03, 2013 12:22 pm

jOeyB7000 wrote:This has probably been answered already, but why is Shaq's jersey different than the rest?

The numbers are white, the purple stripes on the side of the jersey, v-neck, etc


They are what the jerseys looked like when they played for the Lakers. It's backwards intentionally. I.E. they are part of the Lakers now and forever so, their numbers now belong in front, where the Lakers logo should be. Symbolic.
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Re: Lakers retire Shaquille O'Neal's jersey

Postby jOeyB7000 on Wed Apr 03, 2013 12:35 pm

ahh ok gotcha..

I'm somewhat OCD so I think it would look better if they were all the same style.

Shaq's jersey looks like the redheaded step-child of the bunch :man11:

Either way, I'm not going to complain. :jam2:
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Postby kenzo on Wed Apr 03, 2013 12:53 pm

Showtime.Revival.05 wrote:i cant be the only one that noticed that the jersey in the rafters looks backwards...like its his number and name but on the front of the actual jersey, with the v neck how it is on the front

I noticed it too. The back of those jerseys was "normal" not v neck, LOL. Looks like the name and the number REALY are on the front.
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Re: Lakers retire Shaquille O'Neal's jersey

Postby lakersyunowin on Wed Apr 03, 2013 2:45 pm

so mason and ireland are reporting that john black says the shaq retirement jersey with the V-neck style in the front is an error and will be redone.
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Re: Lakers retire Shaquille O'Neal's jersey

Postby Thenextgreat on Wed Apr 03, 2013 2:50 pm

You know last night I was thinking Shaq didn't thank his teamates!?!! :man10: but I think some here said he may of just forgotten which is understandable.
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Re: Lakers retire Shaquille O'Neal's jersey

Postby Kit on Wed Apr 03, 2013 4:22 pm

lakersyunowin wrote:nah he just forgot that whole section of his speech (fish, horry, kobe). it's the same speech he put online, he just left out that section during the ceremony probably cuz he was lost in the moment.



Do you have the link for his speech he put online?
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Re: Lakers retire Shaquille O'Neal's jersey

Postby lakersyunowin on Wed Apr 03, 2013 4:49 pm

someone posted it in another thread, don't remember which

here's one on youtube, not the best quality but good enough
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