I don't mean to make Kareem Abdul Jabbar's head explode but this topic will certainly come up at some point. Should Shaquille O'Neal get a statue outside of Staples Center? He definitely deserves to have his #34 hanging up in the rafters at Staples but that's probably where it will end. In my opinion, not only to you have to be a Hall of Fame player to be immortalized in bronze outside of Staples but also you must also be a Laker for life. Magic Johnson and Jerry West played their entire careers with the Lakers. Chick Hearn, Laker for life. Kareem played 14 years with the Lakers and he will be next to recieve that honor. After that Kobe will certainly get one too. That's the standard that has been established so far and there's nothing that leads me to believe Shaq will be the exception to that.
You've heard from me. Now lets hear from you.