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LOS ANGELES –Shaquille O’Neal’s No. 34 Lakers Jersey will soon be retired,  joining Elgin Baylor, Magic Johnson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and the other elite player’s jerseys in the rafters of the Staples Center.

“We don’t have any specific timetable on this, but you can be assured we will retire Shaq’s jersey,” said Lakers spokesman John Black in an email on Wednesday.

O’Neal, 39, revealed his retirement early Wednesday on Twitter.


O’Neal wore No. 32 in Orlando to start his career, but had to change to No. 34 when arriving in L.A. because of Johnson. He went back to No. 32 in Miami and Phoenix. He also wore No. 33 in Cleveland and No. 36 in Boston to finish his career.



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