To celebrate the unveiling of a bronze statue of legendary Los Angeles Lakers and NBA Hall of Fame player Shaquille “Shaq” O’Neal in Star Plaza at STAPLES Center, the Lakers and AEG will host Shaqtown, a street festival on March 24 from 2pm to 7pm to take place on Chick Hearn Court and Microsoft Square at L.A. LIVE.
The festival will include a variety of interactive games including Fireball Alley, Block-A-Shaq and Plinko, a Hall of Fame Exhibit, specialty photo opportunities, a Ferris wheel, a mini Lakers basketball court and live deejay.
Additionally, fans are invited to watch the statue unveiling from 4pm – 5pm on video boards set-up throughout the street festival. The ceremony will be highlighted by speeches from Shaquille O’Neal, his teammates, colleagues and friends, and will conclude with a spectacular unveiling of the statue.
This event is free and open to the public. Parking (normal fees) will be available in STAPLES Center lots.
To celebrate the unveiling of the honorary Shaquille O’Neal statue at the STAPLES Center on March 24th, the legendary Hall of Famer teamed up with the Lakers to launch a capsule collection featuring limited edition apparel and accessories from New Era, Chalkline, PINTRILL, and Mitchell & Ness.
The 12-piece capsule includes limited quantities of a commemorative Chalkline jacket with images of Shaq in his LA Lakers uniform, PINTRILL enamel pin of Shaq’s Dunkman® logo, New Era hats made of 100% real purple suede with gold leather undervisor, and Mitchell & Ness sweatshirts, t-shirts, and tanks.