Shaquille O’Neal sat down withÂ Times-Picayune sports writer John Reid. Â During the interview he discussed who was the better teammate between Kobe, Lebron, and Wade, and he even took some shots at the new “Superman” Dwight Howard. Â Check what he had to say after the jump.
Who was the better teammate â€” Kobe Bryant, LeBron James or Dwyane Wade?
They were all different. Coming in, I had to bring Kobe along. Coming in with D-Wade, I didnâ€™t want to lose a friend like I lost Kobe, so I was real delicate with him. LeBron already had everything, so I never had to say anything to him.
What was the best organization you played for?
Probably the Lakers. Owner Jerry Buss and his group were great. They always did what they said they were going to do.
What can you say about Orlando Magic All-Star center Dwight Howard. Are you friends or foes?
His mom and my mom are good friends. I donâ€™t have a problem. But my thing is if you want to call yourself me (Superman), then youâ€™ve got big shoes to fill. Iâ€™m not in the Superman this, and Superman that. He won a dunk contest with a cape. If you want to be called Superman because of that, itâ€™s fine with me. Iâ€™m Superman for other reasons. I donâ€™t envy him; heâ€™s a great young player. But Iâ€™ve never seen him dog another center out. I tried to dog centers out. I went at David Robinson. If Dwight doesnâ€™t win two or three championships, Iâ€™m going to be disappointed. He doesnâ€™t have nobody. When I came in the league, I had to go through Alonzo Mourning, Arvydas Sabonis, Kevin Duckworth, Rik Smits. Now I canâ€™t name any other centers besides Kendrick Perkins and Andrew Bynum. Who else is there? Thatâ€™s it.
Full Interview HERE