Mikan wasn't associated with the Lakers at all for years after they left Minneapolis. Even today his number isn't retired and the team didn't even honor the Minneapolis titles until a few years ago. Wilt used to dog both Kareem and Shaq, and Shaq feuded with Kareem also.
Wilt also spent interviews praising Kareem and Shaq, and Kareem would speak highly of Shaq's dominating nature.
Shaq has certainly done more ill-speaking of Howard than positive acclaimation.
His recent comments were simply bball opinion, he prefers Lopez's and Bynum's play style at centre to Dwights.
he said lopez was better. you're a fool if you think he believes that deep down. this is just to keep his name out there/keep his conflict with dwight going. he would literally say hadaddi is a better center if he thought it stirred up enough controversy.
It's hard to imagine why Shaq is doing this ... it comes across as extremely bitter and petty. Unless he is just trying to stir up controversy and bring attention to himself. Everyone knows Shaq loves to be in the spotlight.
Good for Dwight though. Reminding the world that Shaq was a great player but is now coming across as unnecessarily vindictive is a great move.
A lot of optimism here, let me present the dark side. I'm pretty sure Shaq's agenda is to get in Dwight's head, I'm sure the last thing Shaq wants to see is Dwight do well in his former shoes
I think he's trying to make Dwight realize that he's "replacing" Shaq as the new Lakers dominant center, and wants Dwight to back out of his territory. That's just how I see it.. If you guys want to keep being optimistic go ahead, this is no knock on you. Every penny has 2 sides right?
If Shaq doesnt respect you? this is what happens. He throws daggers until you win and shut him up. He obviously doesnt respect Howard's game.
Howard is a great defensive player, but him calling himself superman is lame when Shaq was already Superman.. Howard is like Superboy maybe
not trying to diss Howard. He is a great player, but he is hardly the player Shaq was.
I can see Howard didnt want this to become an issue if he came to LA