The Shaq v Dwight saga that has been going on for a couple of years now has hit a new point. This week on a TNT roundtable discussion with fellow analysts, O’Neal placed Howard below Brook Lopez and Andrew Bynum because of his “pick-and-roll” style of play.
Dwight hit back, trying to end the feud by saying this:
“I don’t really care what Shaq says. Shaq played the game … he’s done. He’s gone. It’s time to move on. He hated the fact that when he played, the older guys were talking about him and how he played, and now he’s doing the exact same thing. Just let it go. There’s no sense for him to be talking trash. He did his thing in the league, (he’s one) of the greatest to ever play the game. Just sit back and relax. Your time is up. I don’t really care. He can say whatever he wants … I have respect for him and what he did for basketball. That’s it. Like I said, he already did his thing. He played. When my time is up there’s going to be someone else who can do everything I can do and probably do it better. Instead of me talking about it, I’ll do my job to help him get where I’m at. That’s what guys who’ve done it before should do.”
Very diplomatic by Dwight…
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