“I’m Playing for Taiwan and Dropping 85!”: Shaquille O’Neal Conveys Dwight Howard’s ‘Warning’ As Potential LeBron James-Led Team USA Squad Comes to Light

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The FIBA World Cup 2023 introduced life right into a dying offseason. With Germany knocking out Team USA to finally take the World Championship, quite a lot of former gamers and veterans critiqued the squad choice. However, the ‘shameful’ loss to Canada within the third place recreation riled folks up, together with LeBron James. He expressed curiosity in main the Team USA squad that might head out to Paris in 2024. This has led to quite a lot of discussions recently, with Dwight Howard placing up a submit for the identical. As standard, Shaquille O’Neal noticed what Dwight put up and shared it on his Instagram story.

Dwight Howard and LeBron James have various historical past collectively, from being Olympic teammates on the Redeem Team to the 2009 ECF Matchup to lastly successful a championship along with the Lakers in 2020. Just like quite a lot of others, Howard was excited too when Bron’s title got here up for the 2024 Paris Olympics, however now, he needs one thing else as properly.

Shaquille O’Neal shares Dwight Howard’s ‘warning’ for LeBron James’ Team USA

After Team USA misplaced to Canada on Sunday, Dwight Howard took a break from recruiting folks to Taiwan and as an alternative tried to recruit them to Team USA. However, seeing the variety of stars who had been prepared to leap in and get their nation’s dignity again, Howard felt neglected.

Seeing a possible lineup of LeBron James, Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, Anthony Davis, Draymond Green, Damian Lillard, Jayson Tatum, and Devin Booker, Howard expressed his want to be there as properly. He put up a submit reacting to the squad and captioned it saying,

“I like what I see 💪🏾however don’t depart ya boy out🤔 …if ya depart me out I’m enjoying with Taiwan and I’m dropping 85”

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This is referring to the alleged 85-point recreation Dwight had in Taiwan, which raised quite a lot of eyebrows again residence. I’m unsure if Team USA selectors checked out this or not, however the submit positive obtained the eye of Shaquille O’Neal. He shared it on his Instagram story earlier in the present day.

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While Dwight has nonetheless proven nice agility at his age, I’m not so positive Team USA could be wanting to add somebody of his age whereas they search redemption.

Shaq’s preferrred Team USA beginning lineup to draw $222,546,678 subsequent yr

After the loss to Canada, Shaquille O’Neal shared a submit that highlighted his preferrred Team USA squad for the 2024 Paris Olympics. The beginning lineup would encompass Stephen Curry, Devin Booker, LeBron James, Kevin Durant, and Anthony Davis. The bench is not any joke both, with names like Damian Lillard, Anthony Edwards, Jimmy Butler, Jayson Tatum, Bam Adebayo, Aaron Gordon, and Paul George.

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The beginning lineup alone is meant to draw $222,546,678 within the upcoming NBA season. In comparability, your entire lineup on the 2023 FIBA WC earned $204,000,000. Hopefully, including the larger stars would assist Team USA redeem their loss.

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