The Los Angeles Lakers recently announced their intent to raise a statue honoring the NBA’s all-time leading scorer, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. The statue, which will be placed outside Staples Center, will be unveiled at some point during the 2012-13 season.
It is undoubtedly a great honor to receive a commemorative statue, but one that is bestowed upon only a select few players. Abdul-Jabbar himself had to endure quite a wait before finally receiving the honor. This article takes a look at a group of eight players who may be next in line to be immortalized in bronze.