I think we can safely say that there is no 'bigger' star in the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame than Shaquille O'Neal. National College Player of the Year. No. 1 pick in the NBA Draft. More than one NBA Championship and mul­tiple regular season and postseason MVP's. Olympic Gold Medalist. Member of NBA Top 50. Whew! And that doesn't even include his multiple film, TV, and commercial endeavors.

Now he'll add another honor to that - induction into the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame. O’Neal is part of the 2013 class that in­cludes fellow LSU icons Tom­my Hodson and Kevin Mawae, both of football fame.

They will be inducted dur­ing a sold-out ceremony Satur­day, June 29 in Natchitoches. Congrats to Shaq, and the rest of the class of 2013 - Louisiana is so proud of you!