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Jack Nicholson honoured Shaq as the Lakers retired the 34 jersey last night

The former centre was celebrated at the Staples Center.

O'Neal with Jack Nicholson.
O'Neal with Jack Nicholson.
Image: Mark J. Terrill/AP/Press Association Images

THE LA LAKERS honoured former center Shaquille O’Neal by retiring his jersey No. 34 last night.

On the court, Kobe Bryant’s 19th career triple-double lifted the Lakers to a 101-81 triumph over the Dallas Mavericks in a duel between teams fighting for a Western Conference playoff spot.

Then, during an extended halftime ceremony, Shaq was greeted by actor and huge Lakers fan Jack Nicholson.

“It’s a dream come true. It’s a blessing,” O’Neal said. “I didn’t do it by myself. I had a lot of help — great teammates, great organization, the Buss family, great leadership from Phil Jackson.”

Watch highlights of the ceremony below:

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