Originally posted on Larry Brown Sports  |  Last updated 1/20/12

There is no athlete or former athlete in the world who loves attention more than Shaquille O’Neal. Everything the four-time NBA champion does seems like it is for show. Whether it’s writing an obnoxious book or announcing his retirement through an internet video as part of a business venture, Shaq is always up to something. Over the past couple of years, one of Shaq’s favorite hobbies has been ragging on Dwight Howard. It’s probably a combination of jealousy and Dwight being a punching bag that creates a solid amount of buzz, but Howard has grown understandably annoyed of hearing from Big Daddy Diesel.

“(Shaq should) just sit down and get on with his life,” Howard said Friday according to the Orlando Sentinel when asked about Shaq calling Andrew Bynum the NBA’s best center. “What’s the point of talking trash? He’s mad about Superman. I didn’t know he made it up. I didn’t know Superman came from Shaquille O’Neal.”

Howard also pointed out that it is Shaq’s job now as an analyst for TNT to get people “riled up.” As we know, Shaq doesn’t need to be a TNT analyst to do that. In the past, O’Neal has complained about Howard never having to deal with double teams and voiced his opinion about the league having less competition now than it did when he played.

I’m not the biggest Howard fan, but I couldn’t have said it any better. Shaq needs to get over the fact that Howard draws comparisons to him and move on with his life. Then again, you can’t teach an old dog new tricks.

This article first appeared on Larry Brown Sports and was syndicated with permission.

GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

‘Game of Thrones’ theme nights are coming to MLB

Larry Brown: If Phil Jackson wants triangle, he should coach Knicks

Report: Saban turned down interest from six NFL teams

Browns will listen to offers for first pick in 2017 NFL Draft

Rams officially place franchise tag on Trumaine Johnson

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

11-year-old writes letters to NBA teams to tout Monmouth player

Doug Marrone affirms that Blake Bortles is Jaguars’ quarterback

Dan Quinn says he's never got over the Falcons' Super Bowl LI collapse

Trevor Siemian shoulder injury more severe than originally thought

Former Cub David Ross to appear on ‘Dancing with the Stars’

Julio Jones to be evaluated, may need surgery on injured foot

Box Score 3/1: It's all about Durant and his knee

The 'Simone Biles vs. Mr. T dance-off you didn't know you wanted until now' quiz

NBA Referee Hotline Bling: Daryl Morey burns up the phone lines

The top 10 MLB left fielders headed into spring training 2017

It's time for Satchel Paige Day in Major League Baseball

The best sports movies available to stream right now

As NHL trade deadline nears, seven teams who could be dealing

Box Score 2/28: Fat Tuesday means athletes on floats.

Biggest surprises and disappointments of the NBA season

Top 10 shortstops in baseball for 2017

The most dangerous NBA teams flying under the radar

Grading the NBA trade deadline on the Vince Carter scale

NBA News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

NBA Referee Hotline Bling: Daryl Morey burns up the phone lines

The 'Simone Biles vs. Mr. T dance-off you didn't know you wanted until now' quiz

The top 10 MLB left fielders headed into spring training 2017

QUIZ: Name every MLB pitcher to win 20 or more games in the 1980s

As NHL trade deadline nears, seven teams who could be dealing

It's time for Satchel Paige Day in MLB

The best sports movies available to stream right now

Biggest surprises and disappointments of the NBA season

QUIZ: Name every MLB pitcher to win 20 or more games in a season since 2000

Top 10 shortstops in baseball for 2017

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker