VIDEO: Dwight Silenced When Asked About Shaq’s Jersey Retirement

Dwight HowardWith much of the news centered around Shaquille O’Neal’s jersey retirement tomorrow, you would have thought Dwight Howard would have been prepared for questions surrounding the event. Instead, reporters were left with over nine seconds of pin-dropping silence when Dwight Howard was asked to give his thoughts on Shaq’s jersey being hung from the rafters.

After those 10 seconds of silence, a follow up question, and a joke about needing more time, Dwight Howard then sent over his kudos.

“I’m happy for Shaq. That’s a big accomplishment for any NBA player to have their jersey retired. He’s done a lot for the Lakers organization. He’s done a lot for the NBA, and he deserves it, so I’m happy for him…When you have a career like his, that’s what you get. You get your jersey in the rafters. So, I think it’s awesome.”

Dwight Howard was then asked about what he could learn from Shaq’s initial struggles that turned into a successful career, but didn’t have much to say.

“I really don’t know what he did besides win. I was kind of too young.”

—- See Dwight Howard through the years in photos! —-

Check out the nine seconds of silence heard around the Lakers practice facility this morning below, and don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube Channel, by clicking here.

You May Also Like

Lakers News: Magic Johnson Reiterates Kobe Bryant Is The Greatest Laker Of All Time

The city of Los Angeles has been blessed with a plethora of basketball superstars over the years. From Kareem-Abdul Jabaar to Wilt Chamberlain and Shaquille O’Neal, the Lakers have almost always had stars to build around…

Lakers Vs. Hornets Videos: Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, Kyle Kuzma, Luke Walton

The Los Angeles Lakers dropped their ninth straight game on Friday night to the Charlotte Hornets, surpassing last season’s longest losing streak of eight games…

VIDEO: Jeremy Lin Still Trying To Enjoy Remainder Of Lakers Season

The Los Angeles Lakers put up their 56th loss this season, after…

Kobe Answers Fan’s Questions, Talks Keys To His Game (VIDEO)

As part of the Nike RISE Campaign, Kobe Bryant took questions from…