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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.

Jovan Buha ESPN Editor 

The Lakers have put Shaquille O'Neal's Hall of Fame jacket and ring on display for fans to view at Shaqtown.

Jovan Buha ESPN Editor 

This inflatable replica of Shaquille O'Neal's shoes isn't that far off Shaq's actual shoe size.

Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

The Cavs HAVE to finish strong if they want to keep LeBron James in the MVP race. Hard to win the award if your team's seen as disappointing

Jovan Buha ESPN Editor 

Those expected to be in attendance for Shaquille O'Neal's statue unveiling outside of Staples Center this afternoon: Kobe Bryant, Phil Jackson, Elgin Baylor, Derek Fisher, Rick Fox, Robert Horry, Brian Shaw, Ron Harper, Horace Grant, Alonzo Mourning, Gary Payton, Devean George and Snoop Dogg.

Baxter Holmes ESPN Staff Writer 

Setting up the Shaq statue unveiling ceremony at Staples Center:

Jessica Shobar ESPN Producer 

Shaq town is almost ready for the unveiling of Shaquille O'Neal's statue.

Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

On Monday, Rockets owner Leslie Alexander will announce the recipients of his $4 million pledge to local charities. Alexander announced last December prospective charities could register at Rockets.com for the chance to receive funding.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Charles Oakley is upset that Patrick Ewing didn't call him or speak out after Oakley was removed from MSG last month. "I'm hurting because he didn't call in and show love because I had his back for 10 years," Oakley said, according to TMZ Sports, pointing out that Michael Jordan got involved in an attempt to broker peace between Oakley and Knicks owner James Dolan. "You should have been the first one who said something about what happened in The Garden. Should have been the first one." Ewing and Oakley played together for 10 seasons in New York.

Chris Haynes ESPN Staff Writer 

Brooklyn Nets will extend a second 10-day contract to guard Archie Goodwin, league sources tell ESPN.

Jovan Buha ESPN Editor 

Brandon Ingram (right patellar tendinitis) was a full participant in Lakers practice today after leaving yesterday's practice early. He is probable to play tonight vs. Minnesota.