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Lakers hang Shaq's No. 34 jersey in the rafters

Updated: April 3, 2013, 1:43 AM ET
Associated Press

LOS ANGELES -- When Shaquille O'Neal visited the Forum during the summer he joined the Los Angeles Lakers, general manager Jerry West encouraged him to look up at the retired jerseys hanging above the court.

"He said, `You can be as great as these guys," O'Neal recalled.

West's prediction is finally official. Shaq joined Wilt Chamberlain, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, George Mikan, West and the rest of the Lakers' greats Tuesday night when the club retired his No. 34 jersey in a halftime ceremony.

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