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Shaq On Dwight Howard: "Big Shoes To Fill"

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Shaquille O'Neal never did like Dwight Howard very much. He likes Dwight Howard following in his footsteps even less.

Shaq, Barkley talk Dwight Howard –

During an appearance, Shaq was asked this question, according to the Los Angeles Times, "Any comments about the subpar junior Superman coming from Orlando to Los Angeles trying to follow your career path?" (O'Neal, of course, spent the first four years of his career with the Magic before winning three titles in eight years with the Lakers.) His reply: "I have three sons, and I always tell them that if you want to call yourself big then you have big shoes to fill. Anybody who calls himself big has big shoes to fill. Right now, he's off pace. He has to get himself on pace if he wants to call himself big."

As Matt Moore points out, it is going to be amusing watching Shaq cover this Lakers team on TNT.

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