You wanna know why Shaq is giving Howard hell? Because he is trying to make Howard have that same mindset that he had, Shaq knows that he is not at that mindset to win a ship yet and bring out all that talent that he has, and get over that hump just like what lebron did when he was with CLE and first year with MIA. Kobe and Shaq had that mindset to win three straight because they wanted as bad as they wanted to breathe, Dirk wanted, Wade with shaq wanted it, Wade took the [expletive] off in those last four games in the finals, Kobe and Pau wanted it, and Lebron wanted it, and you can clearly see he wants to taste glory again. Reason why Lebron is playing like this is because now he knows what it takes to win one and he's hungry for more. How is kobe playing like this, dude is 34 still averaging 27 points? Because he knows what it takes to win one. What I think Shaq is trying to say when he is saying 28 15, 28 15, I think he means what ever it takes to get it done, so if you have to score 28 15 to get pass the playoffs and win a ship then that is what you have to do, and you have to get it done and you have to come with that mindset every playoff game, every finals game. Kobe and Shaq know what it takes to win the ship, they experienced it and also got three together themselves . So I'm not trippin when Shaq goes in on Dwight.
EDIT: Yall can say Shaq never averaged 28/15 but yall better look at them playoffs and finals stats, dude did everything it took to win those three ships, and those three playoffs and finals to win three ships he averaged close to 30/15.
Edited by BleedPurple&Gold, March 01, 2013 - 11:43 AM.