I believe Shaq makes comments about Dwight Howard to agitate him, troll, and because he’s the diesel with extreme ring protection.
Shaq can say just about anything he wants, and be able to fall back on rings and his body of work.
Shaq has already gone on record with his opinion that Andrew Bynum is better than Dwight Howard.
Well according to ESPN New York, you can add another Eastern Conference to that list of big men better than Howard.
Shaq believes Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez is also better than Howard.
“We as players, we always watch people before us. When I came in it was Patrick Ewing and Hakeem Olajuwon, guys who played like true centers who played inside. What we have now are centers that are going to the European style, which is a lot of pick-and-roll. Dwight Howard, who’s a pick-and-roll player, some people say he’s the best center in the league, but me being an old-school center, I’m going to go with Robin Lopez and Andrew Bynum because they play with their back to the basket.”
“Listen to what I’m saying. I’m not talking about dunking, I’m talking about playing like a big man with the moves. My man, before he had the foot injury, was putting up nice, solid big man numbers. He don’t have a lot of flash, a la Tim Duncan, but he can play. If you put him with a nice team around him, you can get a lot from this big man. Like if you want to go to go to flash and dunking and the pick and roll, you gotta go with Dwight Howard. But me, the last true original dundaughta (slang for big timer), I’m going with Andrew Bynum and which Lopez? Brook. Brook Lopez.”
“You’ll never hear about him getting in trouble. Great moves, great composure, and you’re really not going to faze him. A couple guys will probably try to rough him up, but that’s not going to faze him. Good player. Good player.”
Shaq is pure comedy.
When asked if he meant Brook or twin brother Robin, Shaq responded, Brook. Same thing. They’re brothers.”