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Dwight Howard Has Responded To Shaquille O'Neal's Trash Talk

A closeup of Dwight Howard.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - MARCH 26: Dwight Howard #21 of the Washington Wizards looks on from the bench during the first half of the game against the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center on March 26, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Yong Teck Lim/Getty Images)

On Wednesday, Shaquille O'Neal took a shot at Dwight Howard on Twitter for no apparent reason. This happened when the Hall of Famer was discussing his past feud with Kobe Bryant.

Shaq has made it clear over the past few years that he's not very fond of Howard. Some people think the driving force behind the rivalry is because the 'Superman' nickname was copied by the current 33-year-old center.

Instead of escalating the feud between All-Star centers, Howard took the high road.

"It's okay, I'm not here to talk about Shaq. What he said, what he did. It's irrelevant to what I'm trying to do," Howard said in an Instagram Live post. "So, don't talk to me about what anybody else said about me. My focus is on one thing."

This is a classy response from Howard, who recently signed a deal with the Lakers.

You can hear his reaction to Shaq's comments here:

Howard has been the subject of criticism over the last few years. His failed tenures in Los Angeles and Houston have led skeptics to believe that he's not a winning player.

Although the Lakers haven't discussed their plans for Howard this season, the veteran center has the chance to play alongside two elite players in LeBron James and Anthony Davis.

Despite all the drama off the court, it sounds like Howard is trying to channel out the noise and focus on this upcoming season.