A 9-foot, 1,200-pound bronze statue of @lakers great @shaq has been unveiled! The statue, which is connected to @staplescenterla and suspended 10 feet off the ground, was installed on Thursday. The ceremony at Star Plaza included live music, a Ferris wheel, interactive games as well as speeches from O'Neal himself and his teammates, colleagues and friends. Kobe Bryant, Phil Jackson and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar attended the event. O'Neal played for the Lakers from 1996 to 2004, leading the team to three consecutive NBA championships and winning the NBA finals MVP award each time. Photo courtesy L.A. Lakers.