Dwight Howard And JaVale McGee Talked About Fighting Shaquille O’Neal

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Dwight Howard And JaVale McGee Talked About Fighting Shaquille O’Neal


Both current Lakers centers, Dwight Howard, and JaVale McGree have had the pleasure of being bullied by Shaquille O’Neal.

Shaq started with Dwight a long time ago, due to Howard taking over Shaq’s ‘Superman’ nickname.

McGee on the other side had become the laughing stock of the NBA during his Shaqtin-career for his blooper-filled highlights. This led to a Twitter fight between Shaq and JaVale who threatened and insulted each other.

In keeping with the motto ‘the enemy of my enemy is my friend’, Howard and McGee apparently bonded over their hate for Shaq.

On Danny Green’s ‘The Green Room’ podcast, Dwight Howard opened up about how he and McGee briefly talked about fighting Shaq. Transcript via SilverSceenandRoll:


“We did. I asked him. I was like, ‘Hey, did you want to fight Shaq?’ He was like, ‘Man I did, man!’ I was like, ‘Man I did too,’ but I was like, ‘There’s two things we’ve got to worry about. He’s a cop, so if we hurt him we’re going to jail. And two, if Shaq gets a hold of us, it’s over with. You’ve got to hit him and move, because if not? If Shaq gets you? It’s over with.’

“We talked about that. We laughed about a good 30 minutes, just talking about Shaq and all the things he said about us. But you know what it kind of did? It kind of kept us grounded, but it also made us realize, all right — every night we step in the gym, on the court, whatever we’re doing, let’s go 110 percent because we don’t want somebody like this, or anybody ever questioning who we are as basketball players and men.”



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