Shaq on Dwight Howard: “I Don’t Like People Who Lack Originality”


You know the drill by now.

Each day more and more of Shaq’s Uncut book comes out and either you think he is dropping ether or he is being messy. Either way it is interesting.

Today’s topic is Dwight Howard.

Dwight Howard and I don’t really have a relationship. I don’t like people who lack originality. The whole Superman thing doesn’t work for me. … It’s kind of weird how he’s handled his career. He wants to be Superman. They’re talking about him going to L.A. when his contract is up. When I go back to the Orlando area in the offseason, they are doing all the same things for him they did for me. But that’s a mistake. He’s Dwight Howard. He’s not Shaq. Be your own man. Create your own brand.

I do feel for him sometimes. It’s all on his shoulders, just like it was all on mine, and when he doesn’t get it done he’s the one standing there trying to explain, even though he put up huge numbers. Nothing changes in the NBA. It’s not always fun being Dwight Howard, but if you call yourself The Man, well, you gotta deal with it.

It seems to be a little childish to be upset about a nickname. I know it is a little deeper than that, but there definitely seems to be a hint of jealousy there.

Maybe cause the ladies swoon over Dwight without him having to stalk them?


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