Shaq Tugs on Superman's Cape ... Again

Published on 12-Jun-2013 by Stacey Mickles

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Shaq Tugs on Superman's Cape ... Again

First, it was Chauncey Billups saying that Blake Griffin was "too nice".

Now Shaquille O'Neal is saying Dwight Howard is "too nice".

Translation: they are both too soft. 

"He's too nice," Shaq said Tuesday on an LA radio show. "I'm a connoisseur of giggling and playing and all that and making you laugh and playing with the fans, but when I cross that line, I'm ready to tear your face off. I don't care who it is.

"You could put one of my aunts or uncles out there, and I'm going to give him these elbows in their chest and I'm going to throw it down in their face. That's what you have to do ... He's just too nice. If I was him, I would get into the same mood I was in."

Shaq has said similar things about Howard in the past, which didn't please the self-proclaimed 'Superman,' but he says he just wants Howard to be the best he can be and learn how to take the pressure of being one of the Lakers main men.

"I just know when it comes to pressure, you either run away from it or you handle it," O'Neal said.

"He should have known all of this when he signed with LA. He should have known what he was getting into. My advice to him is to look pressure in the face and give it the one-two combination and knock it out."

Shaq continued to say he never heard from Wilt Chamblin or Kareem Abdul Jabbar when he started with the Lakers, but he assumed they wanted him to prove that he belonged in their class first.

I wonder if Dwight Howard will take Shaq's advice? The history between the two of them says no, but he'd be smart to listen.