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Kobe calls Shaq 'most dominant player' he's seen (1:00)

Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

Shaq's statue will hang over Star Plaza at Staples Center.

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Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

Shaq getting emotional as he hears his kids shower him with praise before his statue unveiling.

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Jovan Buha ESPN Editor 

Shaquille O'Neal and his six children: Taahirah, Myles, Shareef, Amirah, Shaqir and Mearah.

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Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

Kobe: "Shaq was the most dominating player I've ever seen."

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Jovan Buha ESPN Editor 

Kobe Bryant on Shaq: "He's the most dominant player I've ever seen."

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Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

Phil Jackson with a timely "Who let the dogs out?" reference.

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Jovan Buha ESPN Editor 

Phil Jackson: "You let all the dogs out, Shaquille."

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Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

Jerry West said with a smile if the Lakers didn't sign Shaq in 1996 their backup plan was Travis Knight, who they had acquired after the draft.

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Jovan Buha ESPN Editor 

Jerry West, the man who brought Shaq to LA in 1996, just arrived after being stuck in traffic.

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Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

Yes! Kareem references Kazaam!

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Jovan Buha ESPN Editor 

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: "Some people thought the odds of Kobe Bryant showing up today were the same as Shaq hitting a free throw."

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Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

Kareem: "Some thought the odds of Kobe showing up today were the same as Shaq sinking a free-throw."

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Jovan Buha ESPN Editor 

Lakers president of basketball operations Magic Johnson, who isn't in attendance today because he's scouting at the UCLA-Kentucky game, made a special video for Shaq's statue unveiling.

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Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

Magic Johnson is out scouting today but he recorded a video message for Shaquille O'Neal.

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Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

Yes, Slava Medvedenko is back at Staples Center today for Shaq's statue unveiling.

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Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

Shaquille O'Neal is joined on stage by Kobe Bryant, Phil Jackson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Jeanie Buss and Lee Zeidman.

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Jovan Buha ESPN Editor 

Jeanie Buss addressing the crowd as Shaquille O'Neal, Kobe Bryant, Phil Jackson and Kareem Abdul-Jabber watch on.

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Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

Phil Jackson catching up with Kobe Bryant before Shaquille O'Neal's statue unveiling at Staples Center.

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Andrew Han ESPN Writer 

Birds-eye panorama view of the crowds congregating at Chick Hearn Court for the Shaq statue unveiling.

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Jovan Buha ESPN Editor 

Lakers color commentator Stu Lantz announcing Shaq's arrival.

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Andrew Han ESPN Writer 

Crowds going 20 deep are in front of Staples to see the unveiling is Shaq'a statue.

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Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

Shaqtown is a street fair outside of Staples Center today complete with Shaq-themed games.

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