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Shaq, Phil, Jeanie and Fellow Lakers ‘Superman’ Hang Out at HuffPost Live

This was anything but the usual HuffPost Live Google+ hangout. Ahead of tonight’s retiring of Shaquille O’Neal‘s Lakers jersey at Staples Center, host Marc Lamont Hill welcomed Shaq, Phil Jackson, Jeanie Buss and (a little later into the conversation) Kurt Rambis. Before O’Neal, Rambis also famously earned the nickname “Superman” from Chick Hearn.

There’s no better way to get in the mood for tonight’s induction ceremony (or follow it up later) than by watching this half-hour conversation. You know it’s a good HuffPost Live segment when one of the network’s other hosts, Jacob Soboroff, chimes into the chat room with, “One of the great HPL interviews. Well done.”

A favorite part for us was when Buss reacted to Shaq’s first set of comments, explaining that she had never heard the story of what Jerry West told #34 when The Big Newcomer first joined the purple and gold. The story magically ties into what is scheduled to transpire at Staples tonight.

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HuffPost Live Adds to Team

HuffPost Live, the soon-to-launch streaming video network from The Huffington Post, has added Alyona Minkovski to its team. Minkovski has been named a Host/Producer for the online venture. Minkovski comes to the company from RT.com, where she hosted “The Alyona Show,” a news program based out of Washington D.C.

Minkovski joins a HuffPost Live team that already includes Ahmed Shihab-Eldin, Alicia Menendez, Marc Lamont Hill, Abby Huntsman, Josh Zepps, Mike Sacks, Jacob Soboroff and Janet Varney.

HuffPost Live launches August 13.