Evan Hilbert
Wednesday February 15th, 2012

Speaking during a Turner Sports conference call, Shaquille O'Neal said that it would be a "travesty" if Dwight Howard were to leave the Orlando Magic, according to the Associated Press.

Shaq said that this situation does not mirror his own departure from the Magic, since he wanted to stay in Orlando but was given a better option. O'Neal also stated that there may be an "underlying problem" that is preventing the perennial all-star from signing a contract extension with the team.

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