Shaquille O’Neal Says Dwight Howard Couldn’t Handle ‘Being Under the Bright Lights’

by July 07, 2013

Well, this was expected: After Dwight Howard chose Houston over L.A., you had to know DH’s biggest detractor would have something to say about it. And he did. Per ESPN: “Shaquille O’Neal says the Los Angeles spotlight was too bright for Dwight Howard. Speaking at Daytona International Speedway on Saturday, Shaq hammered his former colleague as if they were battling in the post. O’Neal opened his mouth agape when asked about Howard, who chose to leave the Lakers for theHouston Rockets late Friday, and joked about cheering on Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Danica Patrick in Saturday night’s race. A few seconds later, he threw an elbow Howard’s way. ‘It was expected,’ Shaq said. ‘We’ve all been in L.A., and not a whole lot of people can handle being under the bright lights. Everybody wants to do it, but when you get there, there are certain pressures. I think it was a safe move for him to go to a little town like Houston. That’s right, little town. I said it.'”