Shaq on Dwight Howard’s Decision, Calls Houston a “Little Town”
As reported by Mark Long
The Associated Press
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) â€” Shaquille Oâ€™Neal says the Los Angeles spotlight was too bright for Dwight Howard.
Speaking at Daytona International Speedway on Saturday, Shaq hammered his former colleague as if they were battling in the post.
Oâ€™Neal opened his mouth agape when asked about Howard, who chose to leave the Lakers for the Houston Rockets late Friday, and joked about cheering on Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Danica Patrick in Saturdayâ€™s race.
A few seconds later, he threw an elbow Howardâ€™s way.
â€œIt was expected,â€ Shaq said. â€œWeâ€™ve all been in LA, and not a whole lot of people can handle being under the bright lights. Everybody wants to do it, but when you get there, there are certain pressures. I think it was a safe move for him to go to a little town like Houston. Thatâ€™s right, little town. I said it.â€
Wow, Small town Shaq? Wait, aren’t we the 4th largest city in the country? Oh ok.