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Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

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

Jovan Buha ESPN Editor 

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

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.

Jovan Buha ESPN Editor 

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

Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

Yes! Kareem references Kazaam!

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."

Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

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

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.

Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

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

Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

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

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.

Jovan Buha ESPN Editor 

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

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.

Jovan Buha ESPN Editor 

Lakers color commentator Stu Lantz announcing Shaq's arrival.

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Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

Rockets are 13-5 in the last 18 games where they've averaged 119.8 points and shot .457 from the field. During these 18 games, the Rockets' are averaging 15.1 three-point field goals made per game.

Andrew Han ESPN Writer 

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

Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

After two days off, followed up by one practice, Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni said he didn't feel the need to go review anything major with his team. "We do that all year," he said. Houston is going for it's 50th victory of the season against New Orleans on Friday night.

Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

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

Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

On days like this I really miss Chick Hearn and hearing his voice as the emcee.