Before the trade was official. Shaquille O’Neal shared his thoughts a couple weeks ago on the rumors of Dwight Howard possibly coming to the Lakers:
I have three sons and I always tell them that if you want to call yourself big, then you have big shoes to fill,” O’Neal said. “Anybody who calls himself big has big shoes to fill. Right now, he’s off pace. He has to get himself on pace if he wants to call himself big.”
O’Neal’s comments are much more relevant now since Dwight Howard is officially a Laker.