So, of course, I'm currently happy to see my team competing in the NBA Finals for the second consecutive year. Lakers vs. Magic. How fitting that the game ball in Game 1 was provided on the court by none other than Magic Johnson!
Anyway, so today's blog post is about someone that will always be a Laker to me, even when he's on another team, touting that his current coach is the best one he's ever played for: Shaquille O'Neal. Yeah, he makes me crazy when he's being over-the-top, but then I have to remember that I found it entertaining when he was the Center for my team.
So today the Lakers are playing in Orlando, and they play the theme for "Superman" when Dwight Howard is introduced. This bugs me. Didn't Shaq, the original basketball "Superman" used to play for Orlando? Didn't he take them to the Finals one year (albeit to a loss in a sweep)? Do they have no respect for the man that put their team on the map in the first place?
Yeah, I get it. Howard wore a Superman cape in this year's dunk contest at All-Star weekend, but it's just not right to me. Shaq had his tattoo long before Dwight was in the NBA.
So in my search for someone to back me up, I discovered this video, and I quite liked it. It's got Shaq, Dwight, and Shaq & Dwight, along with others stating who they believe is the "Real Superman."
My favorite part, though, is, of course, the comment when they show M.J. :)