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Chick Hearn's Statue Unveiling Today

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The Lakers and Staples Center will be unveiling a bronze 5,000 pound sculpture of the legendary Lakers announcer Chick Hearn today in a ceremony in front of Staples Center at 4:30 pm. The nearly 16-foot statue will stand in front of the box office at Star Plaza at Staples center on Chick Hearn Court (11th street).

The ceremony is free and open to the public and will feature speeches from his widow Marge Hearn and other individuals who played prominent roles in Chick's career. Also beginning Wednesday fans will have an opportunity to take photos with the sculpture in an empty chair at the announcers' table next to Chick.

The statue was created by Omri Amrany, the famed Israeli sculptor who also created the Magic Johnson sculpture that also sits in Star Plaza, Harry Caray at Wrigley Field in Chicago and Wilt Chamberlain at Wachovia Spectrum in Philadelphia among others.