In a city known for stars, Shaquille O’Neal is getting a statue in Los Angeles.

"We look forward to having Shaq join the other legends who have been honored with statues at STAPLES Center,” co-owner Jeanie Buss said (via in a statement. "He is a giant not only in size, but also in stature and in what he accomplished as a Laker. Shaq literally broke the ground for the site, and was hugely responsib

le for not only getting STAPLES Center built, but for making it one of the most successful and famous arenas in the world. It's an honor that is well deserved.”

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In true showbiz tradition, Shaq found out about the honor while appearing on "Jimmy Kimmel Live."

Shaq's reaction? Incredulous, to say the least.

“Seriously?” he asked Kimmel with a mammoth grin befitting the 7-1 giant who will be depicted in the statue with one of his signature basket-hanging slams.

The unveiling will be some time next season.