From one Superman to another, Shaquille O’Neal is pulling for Dwight Howard to win a championship for Orlando.
Yeah, the same Shaq who once called Howard an “imposter” and claimed that anything Dwight has done, Shaq “invented.” Hey, it was all in the name of selling tickets, as chronicled by the Orlando Sentinel. The Big Shamrock really likes Foul on You.
Let the Diesel explain:
“But in real life, he’s cool, a great young player, represents the big men very well and when I’m done, I don’t really see anybody in his way. Hopefully he can win a couple of championships for the city because it’s a beautiful city, I’ve been living here 20 years and I’ll be living here for the next 20 years so hopefully he’ll get them there and take them over the top. Because if he doesn’t get them over the top, he’s going to get the blame.”
Shaq is probably right on that last part. Howard, to his credit, has avoided the verbal sparring that seems to be the most consistent part of O’Neal’s game these days. Whether it’s Kobe Bryant or Stan Van Gundy or Erick Dampier or Mo Williams, few are safe.
But it sells tickets, right?