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 NBA.com) 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

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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.

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