Shaq Takes Another Shot At Dwight Howard With Photoshopped Image
Editor in Chief
Aka VincentDa & RedApples fka Expiredpineapples. My alter-ego is a digital-marketing guy in Houston. Won editing awards & created obsolete flash websites that have been featured in mags like Sports Illustrated. Studied film & women at FSU during the golden age of hip-hop. Collects records, laserdiscs, sports memorabilia & toys. Father of 2 daughters that are more athletic and popular on YouTube.
Follow @David Astramskas
When Shaq was a rookie in Orlando, the arena would put up a Superman logo on the score table every time O’Neal dunked in a game. The logo obviously represented the dominant Magic center, who also had a Superman tattoo, ring and license plate on his cars. Even when Shaq left Orlando for LA, he continued use the Superman name and even used the Superman theme music on the intro track to his first rap album that came out when he was with the Lakers. So it’s no surprise Shaq never cared for Dwight Howard: the Orlando Magic lottery pick who also took the team to the finals, liked Superman – won a dunk contest while wearing a superman cape – and eventually became teammates and enemies with Kobe Bryant in LA.
For years, Shaq dissed Howard on TV shows, in interviews, in rap songs and anywhere else he could. On Monday, Shaq struck again by posting a photoshopped photo of himself in a Magic uni dunking on Dwight Howard with the caption, “There can only be 1 Superman !!! #ME“
Let’s look back at few memorable videos of basketball’s Superman and the man who tried (intentionally or not) to follow in his footsteps.