5 Apr 2013

Lakers retire Shaquille O'Neal's number

11:30 am on 5 April 2013

The former LA Lakers centre Shaquille O'Neal, who helped lead the side to three consecutive NBA basketball titles, has been honoured by the club with his number being retired.

In a ceremony at the Staples Centre during the halftime break of a Lakers game, O'Neal's No.34 purple and gold singlet was raised to the rafters, joining eight other Lakers icons, including Magic Johnson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Wilt Chamberlain.