Mar 31, 2018; Washington, DC, USA; Charlotte Hornets center Dwight Howard (12) attempts a jump shot against the Washington Wizards during the second half at Capital One Arena. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

Shaquille O’Neal wants nothing to do with Dwight Howard unless he gets a ring of course.

This weekend, Shaq responded to an Instagram post from the Washington Wizards center’s appearance on the improv show Wild N’ Out. Shaq must have thought Howard got roasted well because he responded: “Dam lol.” Howard noticed and asked him if he’d like to do a Roast Battle. The TNT broadcaster and former NBA great hit back with an epic burn.

“I only battle champions Lil man, you ain’t in my division, you in Charles Barkley division. Focus on getting that ring brother.”


Publicly, Shaq has never been a fan of Dwight, but in one sentence he completely ethered him. Calling him “Lil man,” and saying he’s in “Charles Barkley division,” is a near perfect clap back.

Honestly, Howard should have known better to challenge Shaq at all. There was no way he was going to come out of the call out with a moral victory. Instead, Shaq owned him and completely dismantled his NBA success.

Get that ring Dwight, then come at Shaq.

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