Found October 07, 2012 on
Larry Brown Sports:
Dwight Howard has already switched teams, and now he apparently wants to switch nicknames.
The new Lakers center said on Time Warner Cable’s Lakers telecast Sunday night that he wants to change superhero nicknames from “Superman” to “Iron Man.”
Howard is likely changing nicknames to avoid looking like he’s copying Shaq’s style.
Howard and Shaq have numerous similarities. The two were both dominant centers drafted by the Orlando Magic. Both moved on from Orlando to play with the Lakers. Both went by the Superman nickname.
Shaq has called out Howard several times, even pointing out that his nickname was ripped off. Howard offered to change nicknames to Batman in 2010, but that never materialized.
The funny thing is that despite all Howard’s efforts to avoid looking like he’s copying Shaq, he really is following in The Big Fella’s footsteps. And in a move that is a microcosm of Howard’s numerous P.R. blunders, the nickname he wants to switch to is one of a former Laker.
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Dwight Howard has not been given the green light yet from the Lakers.
Word is, he also wants to change his name from “Superman”, to “Iron Man”. Above is Dwight at last night’s preseason game, which the Lakers lost.
I know Shaq is all for it but Iron Man is kinda wack. How bout “Poser Boy”?
I kid, sorta. All I want is for Dwight to play with hunger this season. It’s about damn time already.
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