Lakers to honor Shaq, will retire No. 34 jersey
The Los Angeles Lakers will honor center Shaquille O’Neal when they retire his No. 34 jersey next season, ESPN Los Angeles reported.
A specific date has not been announced. The league won’t release the 2012-13 schedule until the summer.
O’Neal was named the NBA Finals MVP on three occasions with Los Angeles, spanning from 2000-02.
The mammoth center spent eight of his 19 NBA seasons with the Lakers, winning the regular season MVP honor in the 1999-2000 campaign.
O’Neal become the eighth Laker player to have his jersey retired, joining Wilt Chamberlain, Elgin Baylor, Gail Goodrich, Magic Johnson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, James Worthy and Jerry West.