Shaquille O’Neal still really dislikes Dwight Howard after all these years.
After the Lakers won the championship two weeks ago, Howard posted an emotional video on Instagram about never quitting on your dreams.
"Everybody out there, don't ever give up on your dreams! You can f**kin do it, I swear! Just keep fighting. I swear, don't ever give up on yourself. Look at this sh*t bruh!"
– An emotional Dwight Howard after winning an NBA Championship 🙏🏽pic.twitter.com/J8nB4YwCI9
— ClutchPoints (@ClutchPointsApp) October 12, 2020
Shaq apparently saw Dwight’s Instagram video and blasted the Lakers center for bragging about winning the championship.
Shaq goes off on Dwight Howard and calls him a front runner
"Post one pic and sit yo ass down…Shut yo ass up. You ain’t do nothing." pic.twitter.com/y7PKUqOqfq
— NBA Central (@TheNBACentral) October 23, 2020
A lot of players bragging on their little Instagram like they were the reason they won the championship…Sit yo ass down, you didn’t do nothing…Frontrunner, bandwagon jumper…Post one pic and sit yo ass down, “follow your dreams and I can’t believe” shut yo ass up
Fans weren’t happy with Shaq’s comment on Dwight and fired back at him for being critical of the Lakers’ center who was just celebrating a championship win.
This is pathetic. Shaq should be one of the guys that welcome younger guys with open arms. Instead he’d rather do this to a guy that’s going on the Hall. Shit is corny https://t.co/PpBXJ56S7C
— El Presidente of Griselda Records (@el_budget) October 23, 2020
Lmao Shaq is such a bitter man sometimes. I love how he glosses over the decent role Dwight Howard had in the Denver Nuggets series. https://t.co/ZJRtgleRwf
— Chris Williamson (@CWilliamson44) October 23, 2020
Shaq really doesn’t like to see Dwight Howard succeed at all, he’s lame af for hating on him https://t.co/a95kx8rTGH
— Rob // sad rockets/texans/astros fan (@Hou5ton4L) October 23, 2020
Shaq is damn near an old man… get out of Dwights business he’s just looking childish and mean https://t.co/iroA9J81fq
— Giannis Supermax Szn 😈 (@buckswinnin) October 23, 2020
Dwight went from being considered a “distraction” to being the ultimate professional, went through personal life problems, still attended the bubble, played his ass off (especially vs Jokic) & he deserves this ring & can post it however many times he pleases. HOF worthy career 💯 https://t.co/afC7vt8yyV
— GoldenKnightⒸ (@GoldenKnightGFX) October 23, 2020
The same Shaq that was jumping teams at the end of his career… Same Shaq that was chasing rings still… Same Shaq that at his presser for the Cavs said the season theme was "Get a ring, for the King"… That Shaq??? Let that hurt go big fella https://t.co/LI0YqnophM
— FaT-MaMbA (@JHamp91) October 23, 2020