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Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

Shaq's shoe (not actual size).

Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

Fans get to practice one of Shaq's favorite activities outside of Staples Center today: free throws.

Jovan Buha ESPN Editor 

Snoop Dogg has 10 reserved seats -- the most of anyone here.

Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

Shaq's statue will be next to Jerry West's statue outside of Staples Center. West helped bring Shaq to Los Angeles in 1996.

Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

Jamaal Wilkes catching up with Janie Buss.

Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

Horace Grant catching up with Ron Harper and Jim Cleamons.

Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

The plaque that will be unveiled next to Shaq's statue outside Staples Center.

Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

The stage is set today for Shaquille O'Neal, Kobe Bryant, Phil Jackson and other dignitaries.

Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

L.A. Live is packed with fans waiting for Shaq's statue unveiling.

Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

Shaq's statue, which will hanging above the ground outside Staples Center.

Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

Horace Grant is Shaq's first teammate to arrive at the ceremony.

Jovan Buha ESPN Editor 

Shaqtown has filled up with several hundred Lakers fans.

Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

Welcome to Shaqtown USA!

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Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

Arizona alum Channing Frye missed the start of the Wildcats-Xavier Sweet 16 game Thursday. When he checked on the game and saw his school was winning, he decided not to watch as it not jinx them if he stared watching. His viewing choice instead? "Blazing Saddles" on his iPad.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Boston Celtics guard Avery Bradley (stomach bug) is out vs. Suns. Rookie Jaylen Brown starts in his place. Brown is 10-7 as starter.

Jovan Buha ESPN Editor 

Shaquille O'Neal's statue will be hanging off the side of Staples Center above the entrance to the Team LA store.

Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

Kevin Love has been cleared to participate in back-to-backs as he continues his progression from his recovery from arthroscopic knee surgery, per the Cavs. He will play Friday against Charlotte. This does not guarantee he will play Saturday against Washington, however. It all depends on how he gets through the Charlotte game. He remains on a 25-30 minute limitation.

Jovan Buha ESPN Editor 

Jim Buss is not listed as one of the Buss family members expected to attend Shaquille O'Neal's statue unveiling.