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7’1 Shaquille O’Neal Pokes Fun at Dwight Howard by Tossing Him Into Ugly Saga With 27YO Star

Published 05/04/2023, 8:00 AM EDT

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Shaquille O’Neal is widely regarded as the most dominant player to lace up and play the game of basketball. The Lakers legend has won hearts on and off the court with his dominating game, humorous personality, and charitable works. Apart from these traits, the Big Diesel is very insightful and is a role model to the youth. In his YouTube podcast “The Big Podcast with Shaq”, the NBA legend presented his views on Memphis Grizzlies not re-signing their forward Dillon Brooks. 

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He also mocked former NBA player Dwight Howard along with Dillon Brooks.


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Shaq takes a jab at the Memphis Grizzlies Forward 

In the podcast, O’Neal weighed in on the Dillon Brooks situation. Shaq believes that Brooks’ NBA career is in danger. O’Neal reflected that because of his poor conduct and lack of games, no team in the league will sign him.

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O’Neal further added, “He’s not athletic, He’s not jumping out of the gym, he ain’t got that sweet jumper so why would any team would sign him?”. Shaq also poked former NBA player Dwight Howard by bringing up his name in the Brooks situation. He mentioned, “I saw memes on the internet telling Brooks and Howard are going to dominate together in Taiwan.”


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After Howard decided to move to Taiwan, O’Neal criticized his decision. On Howard’s dominating start in Taiwan, Shaq stated that Howard shouldn’t be complimented for his performance and compared the Taiwan league with a local fitness league. 

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After being eliminated by the LA Lakers in round 1 of the NBA playoffs, Brooks is being criticized for his trash-talking and lack of ability to perform. The Grizzlies announced that they will not be handing a new contract to Brooks after their elimination. Brooks has been seen trash-talking LeBron James the whole series and making dirty fouls. Shaq quoted, ” When you have so many things like good money, new tattoos, etc., you start feeling yourself. And when you feel yourself, you forget about yourself.” Shaq also suggested Brooks check himself up before he’s thrown out of the league.


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The Big Diesel laid some good observations on Dillon Brooks in his podcast. O’Neal thinks that Brooks is not in a position to ask for a contract. His poor performance and bad demeanor on the court would trouble him. The Grizzlies have decided to close the gates on their forward. Would any other NBA team sign Dillon Brooks? Would he be able to step up his game and maintain his conduct to stay in the league? Give your thoughts below.



Abhishek Sharma

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Abhishek is an NBA content writer at EssentiallySports. Abhishek has been a basketball fan for a long time and is interested in the competition among the great players that step onto the court. He supports LeBron James and keenly follows the matchups of the Los Angeles Lakers.

Edited By: Debmallya Chakraborty