Dwight Howard, the Washington Wizard center appeared on MTV’s Wild ‘N Out which is hosted by Nick Cannon and experienced a roasting of a lifetime. He was picked on regarding his constant team changes and dressing room issues and though he took it on a light note, Shaquille O’Neal magnified it.
Shaq posted the video on Instagram with the caption: “Dam lol” and it went viral.
Howard noticed the post and commented on it, which proved to be a bad decision in hindsight. He wrote that he’d be happy to have a ‘roast battle’ with Shaq sometime, and the O’Neal responded with a savage answer.
Shaq wrote: “I only battle champions Lil man, you ain’t in my division, you in Charles Barkley division. Focus on getting that ring brother.” He proceeded to roast both Howard and fellow ‘Inside the NBA’ analyst Charles Barkley.
Shaq is going hard on Dwight Howard on Instagram 😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/qprfZHAupm
— RotoQL (@rotoqlapp) September 24, 2018
O’Neal won four championships in his career, which included a dominant three-peat with the Lakers. Barkley however, despite all his greatness, could not clinch that coveted ring in his playing time. Due to this reason, Shaq has insulted Barkley in jest many times on TV.
Howard started his career in Orlando where he arguably had the best days of his career. But he also has not won a ring, and Shaq exploited that point to great effect. Now in Washington, Howard will hope to resurrect his career.