Former LA Lakers and NBA analyst Shaquille O’Neal spoke about the shocking choice Dwight Howard made, leaving the Lakers and becoming a Houston Rocket.
O’Neal said on ESPN:
“It was expected. We’ve all been in L.A., and not a whole lot of people can handle being under the bright lights. Everybody wants to do it, but when you get there, there are certain pressures. I think it was a safe move for him to go to a little town like Houston. That’s right, little town. I said it.”
He may have a point if you think of all the big men that left their print with the Lakers. I can only think of one in Houston: Hakeem Olajuwon.