Anyone following the Wizards this week probably read something about the back-and-forth between Dwight Howard and Shaquille O'Neal. Here's a refresher if none of that sounds familiar.
Howard laughed off whatever beef there might be at the Wizards media day podium, but when he got a chance to sit down with Chris Miller, he was more frank about what's going on between them.
"I like to joke and have fun, but I don't go at other NBA players or NBA vets because I respect all of them because they came before me," Howard told Miller.
"[Shaq] said something online about the whole rings situation. He got rings, I'm not in his league and all that stuff. But if that's your only way to come back at all players, then you really don't have too much to say."
Howard has his own theory about why Shaq might not like him: insecurity.
"I think it's a little insecurity on his part because people call him 'Superman' and they call me 'Superman.' But if I'm an older guy and it's younger players that are being compared to me and they have that same nickname, I want to feel good about it."
About his relationship with the Hall of Fame big man, Howard said he doesn't like it, but has to finally say something.
"I just think it comes off to me as a little bit insecure when you're taking shots at somebody that's 10, 12 years younger than you."
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