Shaq says Brook Lopez is better than Dwight

Re: Shaq says Brook Lopez is better than Dwight

Postby KBJelleyBean24 on Thu Oct 04, 2012 3:07 am

noobiew wrote:Funny that why he chooses Brook Lopez, Brook Lopez is not even a top 5 center to me (Dwight, Bynum, Gasol, Hibbert, Chandler)


I honestly think it should go Dwight, Pau, Bynum, Marc, Hibbert.
While Pau isn't the most dominant C, he's the most skilled on the low block and has stayed consistently healthy. I Put Marc 4th because he's basically a less skilled version of Pau, but more physical and can pass the ball very well. Hibbert hasn't shown a consistency of being dominant yet.
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Re: Shaq says Brook Lopez is better than Dwight

Postby ben_ready on Thu Oct 04, 2012 3:55 am

Rooscooter wrote:While Shaq is obviously being petty..... I wonder what Magic would do if Irving decided to use "Magic" as his nickname and go play for the Lakers.... This is part of my issues with Howard's maturity..... why in the name of Hades did he choose that nickname while playing for Orlando and then basically rub it in Shaq's face by doing the phone booth and cape thing at the slam dunk contest 20 feet in front of him?..... While Shaq is being a jerk about it undoubtedly.... he wouldn't have the opportunity if Howard didn't lack some respect for Shaq's "first dibs" on that moniker......


^^this,but Howard's Superman basically came from him liking the soda Roy dance from crank that youuuu, Superman that garden tool. Yell™
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Re: Shaq says Brook Lopez is better than Dwight

Postby kenzo on Thu Oct 04, 2012 6:34 am

LOL @ fatso. Dude needs to get hired as a GM (with that great thinking) and GTFO from TNT Webber>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Shaq :jam2:
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Re: Shaq says Brook Lopez is better than Dwight

Postby LakerFan1980 on Thu Oct 04, 2012 7:06 am

Damn! :fatshaq:
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Re: Shaq says Brook Lopez is better than Dwight

Postby kray28 on Thu Oct 04, 2012 7:35 am

Shaq's cries for help/attention are now reaching a moronic fever pitch.
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Re: Shaq says Brook Lopez is better than Dwight

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Re: Shaq says Brook Lopez is better than Dwight

Postby karacha on Thu Oct 04, 2012 10:17 am

Shaq... man... that's really pathetic. To have one of the greatest centers ever be so insecure because Dwight "stole his nickname."

So what? What's with all the insecurity? It's absurd, especially when you keep in mind that Shaq is 7-1 and weighs more then 360 right now. :man10: He needs to grow up.
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Re: Shaq says Brook Lopez is better than Dwight

Postby The Rock on Thu Oct 04, 2012 3:00 pm

https://twitter.com/LakersReporter/status/253977503566274560

Howard, asked about Shaq's critical comments, urged Shaq to "let it go." Said he doesn't care what Shaq says: "Your time is up."
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Re: Shaq says Brook Lopez is better than Dwight

Postby D.B. Cooper on Thu Oct 04, 2012 3:14 pm

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Re: Shaq says Brook Lopez is better than Dwight

Postby The Rock on Thu Oct 04, 2012 3:17 pm

https://twitter.com/Mike_Bresnahan/status/253981123070267392

More Howard on Shaq: "There's no sense for him to be talking trash to me. He did his thing in the league. Sit back + relax. Your time's up."
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Re: Shaq says Brook Lopez is better than Dwight

Postby The Rock on Thu Oct 04, 2012 3:25 pm

http://sulia.com/channel/la-lakers/f/940cbaf3-08e9-4dcd-9bc4-6dd8f159f774/?source=twitter

Dwight's full reply to Shaq on NBA.com preferring Bynum and Brook Lopez as centers: "I don't ...
care what Shaq says. Shaq played the game; he’s done. He’s done. 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 to me. He did his thing in the league. He was one of the most dominant players to ever play the game. Sit back and relax. You did yours. Your time is up. So I don’t really care. He can say whatever he wants to say.”

(Will you ever get on the same page with Shaq?) “What do we need to be on the same page for? … I have respect for him and what he did for basketball. That’s it. Like I said, he has already did his thing. He played. When my time is up, there’s going to be somebody else who can do everything I can do and probably do it better. Instead of me talking about him, I’ll do my job to try to help him get to where I’m at. I think that’s what guys who have done it before us should do.

(Did you ever have any relationship with Shaq?) “I don’t know what we’ve had.”

(Will you have a relationship with Kareem?) “Me and Kareem have talked. That’ll stay private.”


Great response from Dwight. Nash, Kobe and Dwight have a common enemy now and that will help with team bonding. Thanks for being a catalyst in helping the Lakers gel, Shaq
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Re: Shaq says Brook Lopez is better than Dwight

Postby therealdeal on Thu Oct 04, 2012 3:29 pm

Great little excerpt and response from Dwight.

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Re: Shaq says Brook Lopez is better than Dwight

Postby The Rock on Thu Oct 04, 2012 3:37 pm

Shaq last month lol

http://sulia.com/channel/la-lakers/f/761e1838-fb56-4111-a1f1-122d95548911/?source=twitter

Shaq's reply to Times-Picayune last month about Dwight to Lakers: "Don't have a reaction. You have to care ...
to have a reaction. I've got businesses to run. I always tell people that in order to step in my shoes you have big shoes to fill. For him, he's going to have to at least win three to get people's respect.


lol yea right he doesn't care
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Re: Shaq says Brook Lopez is better than Dwight

Postby The Rock on Thu Oct 04, 2012 3:56 pm

Seriously Shaq why cant you go rip the Celtics lol they're one of your former teams. He never says anything bad about them
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Re: Shaq says Brook Lopez is better than Dwight

Postby Texas Lakers Fan on Thu Oct 04, 2012 3:58 pm

I don't why you guys get so hurt over his comments. Sure they're idiotic, but just ignore him. No need to get all upset over it.
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Re: Shaq says Brook Lopez is better than Dwight

Postby LTLakerFan on Thu Oct 04, 2012 4:03 pm

ben_ready wrote:
Rooscooter wrote:While Shaq is obviously being petty..... I wonder what Magic would do if Irving decided to use "Magic" as his nickname and go play for the Lakers.... This is part of my issues with Howard's maturity..... why in the name of Hades did he choose that nickname while playing for Orlando and then basically rub it in Shaq's face by doing the phone booth and cape thing at the slam dunk contest 20 feet in front of him?..... While Shaq is being a jerk about it undoubtedly.... he wouldn't have the opportunity if Howard didn't lack some respect for Shaq's "first dibs" on that moniker......


^^this,but Howard's Superman basically came from him liking the soda Roy dance from crank that youuuu, Superman that garden tool. Yell™


I'm sure it's me....no offense....guess I'm not "with it" enough. But when you post I have a hard time figuring out what you are saying. Usually I wind up ....just giving up :what: :man10:
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Re: Shaq says Brook Lopez is better than Dwight

Postby Rooscooter on Thu Oct 04, 2012 5:47 pm

ben_ready wrote:
Rooscooter wrote:While Shaq is obviously being petty..... I wonder what Magic would do if Irving decided to use "Magic" as his nickname and go play for the Lakers.... This is part of my issues with Howard's maturity..... why in the name of Hades did he choose that nickname while playing for Orlando and then basically rub it in Shaq's face by doing the phone booth and cape thing at the slam dunk contest 20 feet in front of him?..... While Shaq is being a jerk about it undoubtedly.... he wouldn't have the opportunity if Howard didn't lack some respect for Shaq's "first dibs" on that moniker......


^^this,but Howard's Superman basically came from him liking the soda Roy dance from crank that youuuu, Superman that garden tool. Yell™


What ever the reason.... the phone booth, cape and whole over the top thing at an all-star game dunk contest 20 feet in front of Shaq..... not Mensa stuff that's for sure.....


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Re: Shaq says Brook Lopez is better than Dwight

Postby Center Court on Thu Oct 04, 2012 5:59 pm

KBJelleyBean24 wrote:
noobiew wrote:Funny that why he chooses Brook Lopez, Brook Lopez is not even a top 5 center to me (Dwight, Bynum, Gasol, Hibbert, Chandler)


I honestly think it should go Dwight, Pau, Bynum, Marc, Hibbert.
While Pau isn't the most dominant C, he's the most skilled on the low block and has stayed consistently healthy. I Put Marc 4th because he's basically a less skilled version of Pau, but more physical and can pass the ball very well. Hibbert hasn't shown a consistency of being dominant yet.


Dwight
Drew
Marc
Cousins
Hibbert

are all much better than Lopez. Noah/Chandler/Bogut could have a case made for them as better as well.

shut up shaq. you sound dumb
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Re: Shaq says Brook Lopez is better than Dwight

Postby lakersyunowin on Thu Oct 04, 2012 6:10 pm

i think that's about as good a response as dwight can give. i agree with him
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Re: Shaq says Brook Lopez is better than Dwight

Postby ben_ready on Thu Oct 04, 2012 6:50 pm

Dwight is handling it the right way, why worry about what the great shaq says, it's like Jordan the player vs Jordan the owner, prop em on his game and ignore his off the court work, move on yell™
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Re: Shaq says Brook Lopez is better than Dwight

Postby kray28 on Thu Oct 04, 2012 7:17 pm

Dwight is mature beyond his years and 10X cooler than Shaq.
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Re: Shaq says Brook Lopez is better than Dwight

Postby Finwë on Thu Oct 04, 2012 9:03 pm

ben_ready wrote:
Rooscooter wrote:While Shaq is obviously being petty..... I wonder what Magic would do if Irving decided to use "Magic" as his nickname and go play for the Lakers.... This is part of my issues with Howard's maturity..... why in the name of Hades did he choose that nickname while playing for Orlando and then basically rub it in Shaq's face by doing the phone booth and cape thing at the slam dunk contest 20 feet in front of him?..... While Shaq is being a jerk about it undoubtedly.... he wouldn't have the opportunity if Howard didn't lack some respect for Shaq's "first dibs" on that moniker......


^^this,but Howard's Superman basically came from him liking the soda Roy dance from crank that youuuu, Superman that garden tool. Yell™

Plus I don't think the "magic" comparison is really fair. "Magic" pretty much became Johnson's NAME. I bet many people in the world may think it's his actual name or may not know that his name is Earving. Shaq isn't known as just "superman", I don't think anyone would say "oh I remember watching 'superman' play" instead of "watching Shaq play".. Plus, Shaq's got like 10+ nicknames :man10: Diesel for example.
You have a point about Howard using it though, but IMO it doesn't justify Shaq's reaction that continues on to this day.
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Re: Shaq says Brook Lopez is better than Dwight

Postby John3:16 on Thu Oct 04, 2012 9:16 pm

LTLakerFan wrote:
ben_ready wrote:^^this,but Howard's Superman basically came from him liking the soda Roy dance from crank that youuuu, Superman that garden tool. Yell™


I'm sure it's me....no offense....guess I'm not "with it" enough. But when you post I have a hard time figuring out what you are saying. Usually I wind up ....just giving up :what: :man10:


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Re: Shaq says Brook Lopez is better than Dwight

Postby LTLakerFan on Thu Oct 04, 2012 9:25 pm

See it's already started, Shaq. Keep running your mouth in a petty, inaccurate way about Howard and you're going to start "taking some" from the knowledgeable media. Better step up your game Big Man and actually add some "Basketball" knowledge to the TNT show this year or you may not have that gig very long..... :fatshaq:


http://sports.yahoo.com/news/nba--dwigh ... s-up-.html

Three-and-a-half years ago, Dwight Howard slumped his shoulders inside Staples Center and responded sheepishly on the issue of Shaquille O'Neal trashing him over and over.
"I can't tell you why he's said a lot of discouraging things," Howard said to me. "I wish he wouldn't say it because he's one of the few guys that we all look up to."

As a 23-year-old reaching the NBA Finals against the Los Angeles Lakers, Howard was still an earnest young star searching out the blessing that never came from Shaq.
For all the preaching Shaq had done about paying respect to your elders, Howard never understood why his relentless praise of Shaq was reciprocated with ridicule and scorn. Howard never understood why Shaq didn't see it as flattering that an engaging, dynamic young center had grown up idolizing, even emulating, him.
Now, Howard's a Laker, Shaq's retired to television and his criticisms promise to get only sharper and sharper.

And so when word was passed onto Howard that O'Neal had compared him unfavorably to Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez, Howard did something long overdue: He stood up for himself and fired back at O'Neal.
"Shaq played the game and he is done," Howard told reporters on Thursday. "It's time to move on. He hated the fact when he played that older guys were talking about him and how he played. Now he's doing the exact same thing. Just let it go. There's no sense for him to be talking trash to me. He did his thing in the league. Sit back and relax. "Your time is up."

Shaquille O'Neal has long been critical of Howard, even though Howard admitted to idolizing him. (AP)
Howard doesn't need to respond to Shaq to win over Kobe Bryant, because Bryant's already a believer in him. Bryant knows that Howard will come to work every day, that he'll keep himself physically fit. Those are things that Bryant could never count upon with O'Neal. Howard doesn't need to stand up to Shaq for Kobe's sake, but his own.

Howard has come to the Lakers to win championships, the way that Shaq did all those years ago. He's an iconic talent, and Shaq's kidding himself to try to minimize Howard's dominance. The greatest Lakers center before Shaq believed that, too – long before Howard made his way to Los Angeles.

Outside the interview room that day during the June '09 NBA Finals, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar shook his head, and told me of Shaq, "Sometimes I wonder about his maturity. He doesn't need to do that. He's achieved so much. I don't know why he stoops to that."

Shaq is a forever star in the NBA, and gets paid to deliver his opinions on television now. Howard has earned criticism, absorbed it, and yet his talent is too immense for Shaq to believe for a moment that Lakers fans will be longing for him over Howard this season.

Howard was wise to finally let go of the self-guilt that came with pursuing the parallel path of O'Neal's, a ringless run in Orlando to the Lakers. For so long, Howard paid his respects to Shaq – overpaid them – and all that came back was the bitter insecurities of a 40-something legend who should be so much more secure with his standing in history.

There's a ceremony to retire Shaq's No. 34 with the Lakers in April, and rest assured that O'Neal will return to Staples full of praise for Howard. Between now and then, Howard will be his old self again, and the Lakers will be the franchise that once again owns the middle of the basketball floor. From Mikan to Chamberlain, Abdul-Jabbar to Shaq, the great centers always find their way to the Lakers.

Yes, the Lakers' new center is correct: It's over Shaq. It's Howard's time now. It's inevitable, happens to every great star, and there's no use fighting it anymore. Dwight Howard finally fired back at Shaquille O'Neal on Thursday, and it was long overdue. Shaq will come back at him again, but he has to realize soon that Howard has the ultimate trump card in sport: The cheers, the winning, belong to Howard now. It's his time, his Lakers now.
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Re: Shaq says Brook Lopez is better than Dwight

Postby WilliamHaven on Thu Oct 04, 2012 9:27 pm

If Shaq isn't careful, he is going to be known more as a bitter former player than as a former dominant champion.
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