Dwight Howard is one of the NBA’s most scrutinized players, and rightfully so because of some of the questionable decisions he has made over the years. Howard has faced criticism from a number of different directions, but one of the most critical has been NBA Hall of Famer Shaquille O’Neal.
O’Neal claims to never have had a personal dilemma with Howard and that he has always wanted to push him to be better, but he has continually pointed plenty of jabs Howard’s way. Many of those centered around Howard being nicknamed ‘Superman’ which, of course, was Shaq’s nickname during his career.
With free agency in the Summer of 2016 looming, Howard has some decisions to make for his future, and he recently made a decision that may help mend a relationship with Shaq. According to Sam Amick of USA Today Sports, Howard signed with O’Neal’s agent, Perry Rogers, and the Shaq-Howard feud may be officially over:
“‘(O’Neal) reached out to me (weeks ago) and felt like this could be something that could really help me in my future,’ Howard, who — like O’Neal — played for the Orlando Magic and the Los Angeles Lakers, told USA TODAY Sports on Thursday.”
It appears now that the two big men will have limitless possibilities to team up in the future for commercials and promos now that they share an agent, and this can finally be a move in the right direction for Dwight Howard’s career.
Nobody quite knows what to expect from Howard in his pending free agency status, especially with the recent struggles of the Houston Rockets, but one thing is for sure: it will be worth watching.