Shaq Calls Out Dwight Howard (VIDEO)

Source: Arash Markazi / ESPN

LOS ANGELES — It seems being too nice is becoming a growing trend among NBA players in Los Angeles.

One day after Chauncey Billups said his Los Angeles Clippers teammate Blake Griffin was “too nice,” Shaquille O’Neal said the same thing about Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard but was slightly more pointed with his criticism.

“He’s too nice,” O’Neal said Tuesday on “The Max and Marcellus Show” on ESPNLA 710. “I’m a connoisseur of giggling and playing and all that and making you laugh and playing with the fans, but when I cross that line, I’m ready to tear your face off. I don’t care who it is. You could put one of my aunts or uncles out there, and I’m going to give him these elbows in their chest and I’m going to throw it down in their face. That’s what you have to do. … He’s just too nice. If I was him, I would get into the same mood I was in.”

Howard has followed a similar path in the NBA as O’Neal. He was the former No. 1 pick of the Orlando Magic and led Orlando to the NBA Finals before taking his “Superman” act to Hollywood to join the Los Angeles Lakers. Howard, however, is considering leaving Los Angeles as a free agent this summer.

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