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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to get statue

Updated: August 29, 2012, 1:53 AM ET
By Dave McMenamin | ESPNLosAngeles.com

LOS ANGELES -- It has been 23 years since Kareem Abdul-Jabbar last played for the Los Angeles Lakers, but soon fans headed to Staples Center will see him every day.

The Lakers plan to erect a statue outside the arena to honor The Captain, the NBA's all-time leading scorer.

The Lakers plan to announce the date of the official unveiling of the statue in the near future, according to a league source.

While Abdul-Jabbar's on-court accomplishments were no-doubt stellar, ...

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