Shaq backtracks on his comments about Dwight Howard

7/11/13 in NBA   |   natsaar   |   160 respect

February 25, 2012; Orlando FL, USA; TNT anchor and former player Shaquille O'Neal reports on air before the 2012 NBA All-Star Shooting Stars competition at the Amway Center. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-US PRESSWIREShaq was pretty harsh when he originally spoke up about Dwight Howard’s choice to move to the Houston Rockets.

The Big Aristotle, however, didn’t want to clarify what he implied in his statements, mostly just what he was saying about Houston. Shaq said:

“I love Houston. I live in Houston. I meant that Houston is a smaller city, a smaller market than L.A. I meant that it’s a smaller move for him. [There is] not that much pressure in Houston. Well, there’s a little bit of pressure. Just not as much pressure as playing for L.A. [Howard] should dominate [next season].He’s got the best body in the game.”


OH! So, he basically said the same thing with different words.

Houston is a small, low-pressure city where they like to win, and they have been championship caliber before, but if they don’t win, there’s always next year. In Los Angeles, fans expect a championship every year. Sure, they don’t win more years than they do, but being less than number one is not even a thought in the minds of fans. Dwight didn't want to deal with that.

That’s all that Shaq was saying.

Oh yeah, and he got in his last jab at how Howard should be the best in the league right now.

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1/27/14   |   diyajee3

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