Shaquille O'Neal will have number 34 jersey retired on Tuesday night at Staples Center as the Lakers host the Dallas Mavericks.
On Monday night, former teammate Brian Shaw said he's excited for O'Neal.
"He deserves it. He's a big part of the Laker tradition," said Shaw, the associate head coach of the Indiana Pacers. "He was directly responsible for a lot of that. I couldn't be happier for him."
Although O'Neal left the Lakers somewhat contentiously in 2004 after winning three titles with the team (eventually even becoming a Boston Celtic), he and the organization gradually mended fences.
"I'm happy the organization decided to [retire his jersey]," said Shaw. "I wish I could be here to see but I'm here in spirit."