Lots of Youtube’s in this one.
Turning on his former teams, coaches, and shooting guards is par for the course for the self-proclaimed Big Cactus/Aristotle/Diesel/Superman.
But who knew he would continue to be so petty with his obvious heir to the throne? Well, unless you bothered to extrapolate from his career-long pattern of selfish behavior and offensive fouls.
But with actual regard to the way he’s playing … The last 5 games have really driven home that Shaq is playing with his ego, not his brain. Shaq by the numbers: 35 minutes a night, less than a week shy of his 37th birthday, with a 360 pound frame = a huge April slump for the Suns. Gentry needs to make sure Shaq saves up some energy for a stretch/playoff run. I know he’s taking over games and whatnot, but they’ve still lost 3 of their last 6. Now that Nash is back, I guess we can see if they rest Shaq a bit more … but I’d have been trying to win when both my remaining HoF’ers were on the floor.
Note: I still think Shaq is absolutely hilarious and uniquely media-friendly off the court, and Howard’s self-aware attempts at theatrical goofiness will never be as funny.