It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s not Dwight Howard? Now that Dwight Howard is an LA Laker he will no longer go by the nickname “Superman.” In an attempt to distance himself from Shaquille O’Neal, Howard is giving up the alter ego because of the similarities to Shaq despite both players having played for the Orlando Magic prior.
@DwightHoward asked his Twitter followers for suggestions on his new nickname, and after told reporters he will now go by “Iron Man.” Ironically, former Lakers star A.C. Green was nicknamed Iron Man because he played in an NBA record 1,192 straight games. Hopefully coaches are no longer Howard’s kryptonite.
Shaquille O’Neal was on last night’s Late Show with David Letterman. While wearing a hoodie sports coat, the 20-year veteran gave the dirt on his biggest rivals in the league. When Letterman asked Shaq about Pat Riley, the former Miami Heat player would not comment and sipped his water. Shaq spent three years in Miami playing under Pat Riley. As for his former teammate and rival Kober Braynt, Shaq played nice saying, “Fabulous player. Probably the best player in the league right now.”
Shaq’s new girlfriend is the former winner of Flavor Flav’s looking for love reality show “Flavor of Love.” But more recently, Nikki “Hoopz” Alexander (how fitting that she is now dating a basketball player) was on another VH1 reality show “I Love Money” (how fitting that she is dating Shaq).
Despite already being part of the VH1 family, it is unlikely that Hoopz will join the cast of “Basketball Wives.”