I found this to be interesting. Oscar De La Hoya is getting his own statue outside STAPLES Center joining Magic Johnson and Wayne Gretzky. While I am happy for De La Hoya, who I believe is very deserving of it, some fans wonder why no Jerry West or Kareem statue is in place. How do you guys feel about this?
L.A. Times: A seven-foot-tall bronze statue of Oscar De La Hoya will join similar tributes to Los Angeles sports stars Magic Johnson and Wayne Gretzky at Staples Center, officials announced Wednesday.
The date of unveiling is pending, a Staples Center spokesman said, but De La Hoya was surprised by the announcement, made by his Golden Boy Promotions business partner Richard Schaefer at a downtown news conference promoting De La Hoya’s fight against Steve Forbes on Saturday at the Home Depot Center in Carson.
“I’m going to drive by it every day,” De La Hoya said.