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How Dwight Howard wants to settle his beef with Shaquille O'Neal: "I've got some jokes for his big ugly ass!"

According to Dwight, a comedy battle is the way to go
Dwight Howard and Shaquille O'Neal

Shaquille O'Neal, Dwight Howard

The beef between NBA legends and Orlando Magic icons Shaquille O’Neal and Dwight Howard has been well documented. For all of those who did not keep up with it, just one of the petty reasons it initially got started was when Shaq got angry with Dwight taking over the “Superman” nickname.

Dwight fires back

Ever since the beef started, O'Neal has been the one firing most of the shots. But now, Dwight finally fired one back. In the most recent episode of All the Smoke podcast, Howard was asked about his relationship with Big Diesel and shared how he would like to settle their beef.

“A comedy battle, we should roast each other…I've got some jokes for his big ugly a$$! I've been waiting for some sh-t like that!” Howard said.

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Dwight got really excited when he continued talking about Shaq while imitating his voice. Needless to say, the way in which he did it was not flattering at all. It was quite the opposite.

The story so far

The entire “Superman” thing that got Shaq fired up actually started with Dwight wearing the superhero’s cape in the dunk contest – Superman was one of many nicknames O’Neal gave himself. It continued with criticism of Dwight after he won his first and only title with the Lakers. Finally, The Big Aristotle straight-up insulted Howard by saying he does not consider him to be a Hall of Fame-worthy player.

At one point, D12 was ready to brush all of this off in a friendly manner.

“I was happy because he was a big man, he was killing everybody, and I still think he is probably the most dominant player to ever play the game. If I had anything negative to say about him, I will never say it in the public eye for people to hear it, and I don't think it's necessary. He has family, he has kids, people who love him, and I wasn't brought up that way. I respect him for all the work he has done. I wish we could play each other again so I could end this beef. I have a lot of love for him and the things he has done for the sport, and the way to beat him is to continue to play at a high level and not allow anything that is negative to seep in and stay focused,” Howard said, via BasketballNews

It seems now that the opportunity to be mature about all of this is gone but this is not necessarily a bad thing. Just imagine the jokes and possibly even the hottest of takes if these two giants of the game went at each other live. That would be must-see TV.

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