Lakers to retire uniform numbers of Shaquille O'Neal, Jamaal Wilkes
Jamaal Wilkes will have his number 52 retired on Dec. 28, and Shaquille O'Neal will have his number 34 retired on April 2. They will be just the eighth and ninth players to be so honored by the franchise, joining Wilt Chamberlain (number 13), Elgin Baylor (22), Gail Goodrich (25), Magic Johnson (No. 32), Abdul-Jabbar (33), James Worthy (42) and Jerry West (No. 44).
Wilkes will be inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame next Friday. He was Rookie of the Year in 1975 with the Golden State Warriors and a three-time All-Star, twice with the Lakers. He also was a member of four NBA champions, three in L.A.