Elgin Baylor was on hand for the unveiling of Shaquille O’Neal’s statue outside of Staples Center last spring, just as he was when teammate Jerry West made his debut in bronze, and for ceremonies honoring Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and his friend Chick Hearn.

This spring, Baylor will finally be the one whose likeness shines in the Southern California sun when the Lakers unveil a statue honoring the Hall of Fame forward on April 6.

“It’s something people have been talking to me about for some time,” Baylor, 83, told the Southern California News Group. “I’m honored to have it happen.”

After longtime Kings broadcaster Bob Miller received a statue at Star Plaza on Saturday, Baylor will become the 10th person, and fifth Lakers representative, to receive the honor. The ceremony to unveil Baylor’s statue, the sort he has attended as a supporter, will be held prior to the Lakers’ game against the Minnesota Timberwolves.

The Lakers are expected to announce their plans for the statue on Tuesday.

“I don’t know how I’m going to react or anything once I see it,” Baylor said, “because nothing like that has ever happened before. But I’m sure that I will enjoy it. Will get an opportunity to probably see some of the people I played basketball with, some of the guys. And I think it should be an interesting day, a fun day.”