Tonight Shaquille O’Neal became the ninth Laker to retire his jersey. He joined a list of renowned basketball players: Magic Johnson (No. 32), Abdul-Jabbar (33), West (44), Elgin Baylor (22), Wilt Chamberlain (13), Gail Goodrich (25), James Worthy (42) and Jamaal Wilkes (52). The Lakers unveiled O’Neal’s No. 34 jersey in the Staples Center amongst a crowd of cheering fans.
O’Neal signed with the Lakers in 1996 for a seven-year, $120 million deal. He won three of his four NBA championships with the Lakers. Go Shaq!