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The Los Angeles Lakers legend Shaquille O’Neal recently shed light on his criticism of Dwight Howard, explaining that he reserves commentary for players he likes.

Despite their differences, Shaq expressed a genuine fondness for Howard. He admitted to occasionally stoking controversy to gauge individuals’ reactions, suggesting it serves as a test of character.

“I have to like you to be able to say something about you. And I actually like Dwight… And sometimes I will add fuel to the fire to see what type of people they are.”