Dwight Howard Impersonates Charles Barkley, Clowns Shaquille O'Neal

Holly MacKenzie@stackmackNBA Lead BloggerMarch 9, 2012

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Unless you've been living under a rock, you've seen Dwight Howard's Stan Van Gundy impersonation.

Last night in Chicago, Howard met with reporters and was asked to do his best Charles Barkley and Shaquille O'Neal impersonations. Howard immediately launched into a convincing Barkley, providing keys to the game for the Magic taking on Derrick Rose.

When a lady informed him that "we" were unaware of this talent, he looked at her and said, "Where have you been?" Pretty funny. 

The best part of the exchange came when a male reporter asked him if he could do his Shaq impersonation.

Howard looked at the man before saying slyly, "Can I do Shaq? I don't have captions [so] I can't talk." 

Bam. Nice dig, Superman.

As someone who loves Inside the NBA, I think I speak for a lot of basketball fans when I say that while I love Shaq, I'm not loving his presence on Inside the NBA. Chemistry is a very special thing, and the fit just doesn't feel right with him on the show. You keep waiting for things to get better and—they don't. 

Hey, at least Howard's jokes provided an escape from more trade talks, right?

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