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The Victory Formation:
There is no way escaping the fact that Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard is easily the most unlikable player in the NBA. He really has zero redeeming qualities that we can point out in an effort to even play devil’s advocate. Even his most recent interview he managed to give a quote to show just how insufferable he is. We all know that Dwight wanted out of Orlando. Well, first he wanted Stan Van Gundy fired, and then he wanted out of Orlando. Quite honestly, I don’t think he ever wanted to be there. Ironically, he didn’t want to be there, and according to what he told a local CBS affiliate in LA, the people around him weren’t wanted anywhere else: “My team in Orlando was a team full of people that nobody wanted.” He’s a real gem. He might want to talk to Chris Duhon and Earl Clark, who were in Orlando with him and are current teammates. It’s easy to criticize the Magic in hindsight for the deals they made or failed to make. They attempted to surround Howard with players that would complement his limited skill set. Howard could only play in the low post, so [...]
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OKLAHOMA CITY Did Dwight Howard rush his way back into the Lakers' lineup?
He had back surgery last April, was traded to the Lakers in August and started his comeback by playing two exhibition games last November. He tried not to second-guess his decision Tuesday a few hours before his 55th regular-season game.
"Looking back on it, I could have sat out the whole season...
Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard was once one of the most beloved players in the NBA, but somewhere along the line he became a phony. Or, should we say, that became the public perception of Superman.
Howard has battled critics all season long in LA. Most of them are the same critics who have been riding him since he was a member of an Orlando Magic team that was heading in...
I felt the need to chronicle all these crazy things Dwight Howard has said recently. He should quit basketball and become a politician with his consistent flip flopping. It took his sane teammates, who have things in the right perspective to come out and embarrass him in front of his peoples, if he has any left. Dwight started this off with comments that were down right wrong...
Dwight Howard is the king of back pedaling. So it comes as no surprise to me that he’s now backing away from his comments regarding his former Orlando Magic teammates. During an interview this week, Dwight said that his Magic team was full of players nobody wanted. Following Wednesday night’s comeback win against the Pelicans (Hornets) – yes, I’m practicing saying this now...
At least somebody still has a high opinion of Dwight Howard. His old buddy, Josh Smith, weighed in on Howard’s impending free agency, not only sharing his thoughts on his friend’s future but also offering a glimpse into the big fella’s soul.
In an eyebrow-raising interview with the Los Angeles Daily News over the weekend, Smith said “it would be a shock to me” if Howard...
Dwight Howard had an acrimonious departure from the Orlando Magic. Naturally with his debut as a visitor in Orlando nearing (March 12), shots are already being fired across the country.
"My team in Orlando was a team full of people who nobody wanted," said Howard in a video interview with CBS2KCAL9. "I was the leader and I led that team with a smile on my face."...
Kobe Bryant has never been one to shy away from a conflict.
The Los Angeles Lakers star offered a very vocal opinion as to what he would have done had Oklahoma City Thunder forward Serge Ibaka punched him in his very special place.
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Dwight Howard has been criticized for being a coach killer, a crybaby and a clown. But his latest comments have one former teammate calling him something else: less than a man.
Jameer Nelson finally had his fill of Howard’s choice words to the media, wherein Howard has asked for trades, criticized teammates and just jabbered beyond any good many times. This week, he took a swipe...
In case you haven’t heard by now, the Los Angeles Lakers staged an incredible, emotional comeback against the New Orleans Hornets on Wednesday night. The Lakers trailed by as much as 25 points in the game, and finished the contest on a 20-0 run to pull of an improbable 108-102 road win. There were a ton of huge plays for the team on the night, but was bigger than Dwight Howard’s...
While Dwight Howard does his best to clean up what he says were “twisted” words, J.J. Redick and Rashard Lewis are the latest ex-teammate to express their displeasure with the Lakers’ center “disrespectful” but unsurprising comments about his former teammates being players “nobody wanted.”
According to ESPN Los Angeles:
“I’m not surprised by it,” Redick told ESPNLosAngeles...
The Lakers might of overlooked Phil Jackson for the head coaching position, but he’s still helping the team. Jackson, who’s been through a few surgeries, and recoveries, himself, has been texting Dwight Howard with some encouraging words.
According to Mark Medina, LA Daily News:
It turns out Jackson has become a trusted mentor for Lakers center Dwight Howard.
“Phil, he texts...
Phil Jackson has always been a great motivator and a master manipulator. His latest move might actually impact the Laker franchise in a way nobody ever imagined. Jackson has become a mentor of Dwight Howard’s and has been text messaging the Lakers center. Dwight is having a rough season in his first with the Lakers. He’s still getting into shape and having issues related to...
The Oklahoma City Thunder's Serge Ibaka put back the Lakers' Dwight Howard in a big way on Tuesday night.
(17-44) vs. (44-14)
Time/TV: 7:30 p.m./FSFlorida
Line: Heat by 16
Tickets: $25-$950 on Vivid Seats
Season Series: Lost 112-110 in Orlando on Dec. 31; Tonight in Miami; March 25 in Orlando; April 17 in Miami
Next to dunks the most dominant show of force is often the block. Now I know that every blockis not rejected into the seats, but tthey are still among some of the best momentum turning or building plays in the game.
Plus they just look cool.
So in the near future I think I might start making this a regular feature here at FatManWriting much like the Day in Dunking--the "...