Dwight Howard Changing Nicknames from Superman to Batman
Dwight Howard and Shaq have had a much-publicized feud over the nickname Superman. Shaq branded himself “Superman” around 15-years-ago, capping it off with an “S” tattoo and the words “Man of Steel” written on his arm. He even specially designed a Range Rover that had a Superman “S” on it. There is no doubt that Shaq was the first Superman in this feud but the story got cloudy a few years ago. Dwight Howard wore a Superman cape and came out of a phone booth to dunk at the dunk competition two years ago and the Superman moniker has stuck since then. Not wanting to fade out of the spotlight, Shaq has taken exception to this nickname and dissed Howard after the Cavs beat the Magic Thursday. As a result, Dwight says he doesn’t want a fight with Shaq and he’s willing to change nicknames:
I wouldn’t even call this backing down so much as it is giving credit to your forefathers. In this same vain, LaDainian Tomlinson never should have allowed the LT nickname to catch on; there’s only one, and he used to tear quarterback’s heads off and wear #56 for the Giants.