Why LeBron James Can (And Should) End the Dwight Howard-Shaq Feud

February 13th, 2010 by Bryan Toporek Leave a reply »
As an NBA fan, I have some confessions to make.

First, despite the fact he can barely hit a basket from outside 10 feet, I'm as big of a Dwight Howard fan as virtually any player in the league.

Sure, I have rooting interest for him this year because I anchored my fantasy basketball team around him (and thus chucked away the "free throw percentage" category), but there's nary a physical freak in the league like Dwight.

Second, Dwight's not the only big man that I've got a (now-not-so-secret) man-crush on in the NBA. Before Dwight, there was Shaq (aka Shaq-Mu, the Big Shaqtus, Manny Shaqiau, Shaqie Robinson).

And that's where this whole problem between the NBA's two pre-eminent big men begins.

Once upon a time, Shaq was unquestionably the NBA's most dominant center, leaving Hakeem Olajuwon, Patrick Ewing, and Dikembe Mutombo in his dust as he and the Los Angeles Lakers won three straight NBA championships.  

Shaq was the MVP of all three Finals, where he averaged 29.9 points and 14.5 rebounds, carving his name into the NBA history books.

Shaq, with a personality even larger than his 7'1'', 3 ...

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