Shaq Says It’s His ‘Duty’ To Push Dwight Howard’s Buttons, Make Him Meaner

June 11th, 2013 by Zach Buckley Leave a reply »

Shaquille O'Neal pulled no punches during his playing days, and he has no plans of doing so as a broadcaster.

Whether due to their similar career paths or simply their shared position, O'Neal rarely passes up the opportunity to discuss Los Angeles Lakers free-agent center Dwight Howard. And Howard could be the first to tell you that those discussions are rarely never positive in nature.

It might seem like O'Neal is just piling on Howard (that has been a developing trend in hoops circles for the past few seasons after all), but the future Hall of Famer said during an appearance on ESPN L.A.'s 790 there's a reason behind those criticisms:

Shaq: "Its my duty to help this young man (Dwight) be one of the best big men in the league--I'm not doing it nicely, I'm pushing buttons"

— ESPNLA 710 Radio (@ESPNLA710) June 11, 2013

For Howard to become the dominant big man that he has the size and skills to be, O'Neal said that he'll have to embrace the nastiness that comes with life in the NBA post. That means no more jokes, no more smiles, just a focused agg ...

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