Shaquille O'Neal mocks Dwight Howard for dominating in Taiwanese league: "This league reminds me of the Lifetime Fitness League"

Dwight Howard (left); Shaquille O
Dwight Howard (left); Shaquille O'Neal (right)

Shaquille O'Neal has had a longstanding feud with Dwight Howard. He recently shared his thoughts on the play of his former foe, who has been dominating the Taiwanese league.

On The Big Podcast with Shaq, O'Neal stated:

"You should never be complimented for being a good father 'cause that's what you're supposed to do, right? He's supposed to have 30 points playing against dudes 5'8."

O'Neal added:

"This league reminds me of the Lifetime Fitness League every Saturday when I go work out on Saturdays... Great job Dwight, I'm proud of you."

Watch Shaquille O'Neal's full comments below:

While the level of talent in the Taiwanese league is obviously not comparable to the NBA, Dwight Howard has shown off more of his repertoire playing overseas. The three-time NBA Defensive Player of the Year has often operated as the primary ball handler, while spending plenty of time taking outside shots.

Shaquille O'Neal may be right about Howard's competition, however, he appears to be enjoying the freedom he has been allowed to play with. Furthermore, he has already become a fan favorite in his new home.

Dwight Howard recently opened up on his feud with Shaquille O'Neal

Dwight Howard and Shaquille O'Neal have had a feud that has seemingly lasted since Howard entered the league as the first overall pick in the 2004 NBA Draft. The eight-time All-Star recently said that the feud is one-sided and that he doesn't harbor any animosity toward the LA Lakers legend.

During an appearance on the All The Smoke podcast, Howard said:

"I never had no issues with Shaq. I never wanted to be like Shaq, but I enjoy watching Shaq do what he do. I think he's the most dominant player to ever play.
"There's no player who dominated like Shaq. I'm like, why is he hating on me? He should be happy that somebody is trying to follow in his footsteps."

Howard later revealed that he had attempted to reach out to O'Neal in the past.

"I reached out to try to work out with him, do business, whatever it may be because I ain't got no bad blood with Shaq, but it just seemed like it's always something between me and him."

While Howard may not have any bad feelings towards O'Neal, the 1999-2000 NBA MVP does not appear ready to end the nearly two-decade-long feud.

Watch Dwight Howard's full comments on Shaquille O'Neal below (starting at the 55:22 mark):


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Edited by Arnav Kholkar