There seems to be an interesting feud developing between former NBA star Shaquille O’Neal and Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard after Shaq expressed his opinion about the top centers in the league–stating his belief that Andrew Bynum and Brook Lopez deserve to be on top of the list.
Obviously, Howard wasn’t much of a fan for Shaq’s comments by saying that he “didn’t care” what he said and it’s time to move on since he’s no longer in the league. As a commentator, Shaq has every reason in the world to express his opinion on the situation considering that’s his job, but Howard handled this situation the best way he could with these responses.
However, it’s important for Howard to not let this feud get out of hand by firing back with some criticism of his own. If anything, Howard should use these comments as motivation to prove Shaq wrong this season during his first season with the Lakers.
With a lineup consisting of Kobe Bryant, Steve Nash, and Pau Gasol, Howard has the potential to put up monster numbers during the 2012-13 season if he can manage to stay healthy. As far as Shaq’s comments are concerned, he was most likely willing to be more critical from all the drama Howard caused from his departure with the Orlando Magic during the offseason.
Either way–it should be interesting to see whether or not this feud between Howard and Shaq continues during the regular season.
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