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Caught in the Web: More focus on Shaquille O'Neal's legacy

June 3, 2011 |  8:00 am

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--The Times' Bill Plaschke says Shaquille O'Neal could've left a better legacy with the Lakers. He will have a press conference at his house at 10 a.m. to announce he's officially retiring. 

--Sports Illustrated's Sam Amick mentions that it's possible Chuck Person will remain on the Lakers' coaching staff.

--The Orange County Register's Janis Carr provides a photo slide show featuring O'Neal.

--ESPN.com's David Hess statistically analyzes Shaq's historical dominance (insider subscription required).

--ESPN Los Angeles' Andy and Brian Kamenetzky and Dave McMenamin debate what Mike Brown will bring to the Lakers.

--Fox Sports' Charley Rosen says Shaq would've left a more impressive legacy had he managed his weight.

--The Orange County Register's Mark Whicker believes it'll take a while before the NBA sees such a dominant big man as Shaq.

--Fox Sports' Jason Whitlock touts Shaq's personality.

--Lakers.com's Mike Trudell details Pau Gasol's decision to play this summer for the Spanish national team. 

--Forum Blue and Gold's Darius Soriano looks at what Brown's offense might look like. 

Tweet of the Day: "mike brown followed me home to talk about his 3 principals of defense #hellalottascreentime" -- EricPincus (Hoopsworld's Eric Pincus)

Rick Friedman Reader Comment of the Day: "Well at least this makes the Lakers 15-pt blown lead in Game 1 more bearable. At least the Lakers were back-to-back champs and were gassed after three trips to the well. So what's the Heat's excuse?" -- Scott

-- Mark Medina

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Photo: Lakers guard Kobe Bryant, left, and center Shaquille O'Neal sit on the bench during Game 6 of the 2004 Western Conference finals against the Minnesota Timberwolves. What would have happened had O'Neal stayed with the Lakers until his retirement? Credit: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times / May 31, 2004.


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