Shaquille O'Neal has always prodded Dwight Howard, if not overtly criticized him.
Why? The Big Aristotle provided a Big Reveal before returning to Los Angeles to have his Lakers jersey retired Tuesday at halftime against Dallas.
"I love Dwight and I see his potential. Hopefully when I say these things he gets mad," O'Neal said in an interview. "Just think about it. At the dunk contest, he dunked on that thing when it was 15 feet. Remember that? OK, so why can't you back people down in the post? Because if you think I didn't play against great centers, he's not playing against nobody, you know what I mean?
"So he should be able to back people down and jump-hook them to death. That's why I envision in him as a player."
Howard actually jammed on a 12-foot hoop while wearing a Superman cape in the 2009 dunk contest, but why stop O'Neal? He was on a roll.
"Same thing Kareem Abdul-Jabbar did to me, the same thing Wilt Chamberlain did to me," O'Neal said. "I can remember one time read...