Apr 3, 2013, 8:27 PM EDT
When the Lakers retired the jersey of Shaquille O’Neal in a halftime ceremony on Tuesday, something appeared to be off with the replica that was unveiled on the wall of the Staples Center, hanging alongside the rest of the retired numbers of the all-time great Lakers.
O’Neal’s name and number were incorrectly emblazoned on the front of the jersey, as first noticed publicly by well-respected investigative journalist Trey Kerby of The Basketball Jones.
The equally intrepid Dan Devine of Yahoo!’s Ball Don’t Lie took it a step further, and confirmed Kerby’s observation as being fact with Lakers spokesman, John Black.
Since then, the Lakers have said that the team expects to have the replacement jersey in place before tip-off Friday night at Staples when the Lakers will host the Memphis Grizzlies, according to Mark Medina of the Los Angeles Daily News.
You hate to call people out individually for mistakes like this, but at the same time, this seems like an obvious candidate to add to the hadonejob.com archives.
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