Originally Posted by Cole106
Originally Posted by CertifiedFlyBoi23
What the hell could Shaq possibly teach Dwight Howard?
U disrespecting shaqs legacy with that comment.
Or it's just recognizing that A. Shaq might not be a great teacher considering their "history" even if it's mostly to get attention by Shaq... but more importantly B. That a great big man won't be the right coach for every center. Shaq's game relied so much on his physicality, he was just a bigger human being than anyone else on the court. Add that with his basketball skill and he was a monster. Dwight's freak of nature athleticism isn't the same as Shaq's. So why would Shaq be the right person to teach Dwight? Dwight laughably tries to back some centers down in the post and he doesn't even move them an inch
It's the same as assuming all Dwight needed to do was "work on his game" and he'd be the greatest center ever. Just "work with Hakeem all summer"
Dwight could have worked with Hakeem for a decade and odds are he would never match a fraction Hakeem's fluidity or grace in the post.
Dwight just needs to live in the pick and roll and the occasional post-up, then play elite defense.