Oct 23, 2020
 in 
Sports

Shaq Unfairly Slams Dwight Howard For His Role in the Laker's Championship

 BY 
Omar Abubakar
S

haquille O'Neal and Dwight Howard have never been truly on good terms, and this has gone on for many years. Howard started his career with the Orlando Magic, and he led the Magic to the NBA finals back in 2009. Due to him playing the same position as Shaq, and the similarities in how they began their careers, how they both feuded with the late great Kobe Bryant, and how both of them joined the LA Lakers during their primes, naturally fans and media alike have drawn comparisons. Shaq didn't like Howard wearing the Superman custome in the 2008 slam dunk contest, and the feud has only gotten pettier since.

When the LA Lakers recently won the championship, Howard was on Instagram live and put out a heartfelt message to never give up when the going gets tough. He waited his entire career for this moment, to be called a champion, and he was understandably letting his emotions out.

And unfortunately, this latest comments by Shaq on "The Big Podcast With Shaq", has made the feud hit rock bottom.

"There’s a lot on players on their little Instagram bragging like they was the reason they got the championship. I’m not going to say any names. Sit your ass down, you didn’t do nothing. Stop that. Post one pic and sit your ass down."

Howard did not have a great finals, but he was excellent during the path to the finals, with the exception of the Houston Rockets series due to matchups. He was outstanding particularly in the Western Conference Finals against the Denver Nuggets when he was tasked with guarding Nikola Jokic. He made 73% of his field goal attempts and played excellent interior defense with good rebounding inside during the LA Laker playoff run in the bubble. More importantly, Howard left his ego to the door, embraced his role, and accepted what coach Frank Vogel gave him.

It's important to mention that during the late years of Shaq's career, it was well known that he was ring chasing when he joined the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Boston Celtics. No one is taking away anything from the great Shaquille O'Neal, he is in the top 10 of the greatest players to have ever picked up a basketball, he has a statue outside the Staples center and is cemented forever as a Laker great, but he comes across as petty with comments such as this.

Shaq once said that it is "an unwritten rule that all big guys stick together." He should practice what he preaches, because this unnecessary feud has gone on for years and has become childish.

Unfortunately, this isn't going anywhere anytime soon.

No items found.
No items found.
More Posts

You Might Also Like

Best LED Desk Lamp

Having a properly lit workspace is more important than you would think. With so many people working from home from their computers proper lighting not only helps you work but also saves your eyes from eyestrain.

Matthew Mann

Replica Richard Mille McLaren Watch

Limited edition watches of high-end watchmakers are highly prized items that many people will never see in real life. However, if you are itching to get your hands on the limited edition Richard Mille Mclaren model and don't have $1,250,000 to spend a replica might just be what you are looking for.

Sergio Penguamo

"Rolex" For Under $100?

Rolex is a brand well known all around the world for being one of the best watchmakers on the planet. Unfortunately, Rolex watches are not obtainable for those who want something similar on a budget. Thankfully, there are some worthy alternatives out there that are easily affordable.

Sergio Penguamo

G-Shock Alternative Watch for $20

With so many watches on the market to choose from it can be hard to narrow down your choices when it comes to a functional and good-looking sports watch. The SKMEI digital sport watch however delivers functionality and durability at an affordable price.

Sergio Penguamo

The Top 5 Reasons why the Tesla Cybertruck is a Success

Tesla really surprised its fans with the launch of its all-new electric Cypertruck in 2019. With major market competitors, such as the Ford F-series which has been the best-selling pickup for over 40 years, let’s review the Top 5 reasons why the Tesla Cybertruck is a success.

Kristin Kerr

AliExpress USB iPhone Charging Bracelet

For those on the go who need an extra backup phone charger, this USB/lightning charger bracelet might be just what you need.

Sergio Penguamo
See All Posts