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Lakers honor Abdul-Jabbar with statue

source: AFP |

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Lakers paid tribute to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, unveiling a statue of the NBA's all-time leading scorer in his trademark sky-hook pose outside their Staples Center arena.

Abdul-Jabbar became the sixth Los Angeles sports figure memorialized with a statue outside the downtown arena, joining fellow NBA greats Magic Johnson and Jerry West, the NHL's "Great One" Wayne Gretzky, boxer Oscar de la Hoya and longtime Lakers broadcaster Chick Hearn.