Originally posted on BlackSportsOnline  |  Last updated 2/23/13
Even when things are going well for the Lakers, Dwight Howard has to make sure he says something to annoy the Lakers fan base. The season is 3/4 over, he should be in shape by now, but Dwight wants the world to know he still gets tired on the court and it is affecting his play. “Coming off the injury, I only had four weeks to get ready for the season, which was training camp and then preseason. I didn’t really have a chance to really get in good shape. It’s hard trying to get in shape during the season playing a lot of minutes and traveling. “I’m not even close. I used to play 45, 48 minutes without really getting tired. Now I have five possessions, I’m winded. I know I’m not there, but all that stuff will come. . . . I just know how much more effective I will be in better shape and that just comes with time. Unfortunately, it cost us a lot of games but we’ve got an opportunity to make history. I’m going to try and do whatever I can to help this team win.” Howard acts, at times like he is the only person to ever be injured in the history of basketball. It happens to everyone at some point in their career and you have to fight through it. Adrian Peterson didn’t have one carry in preseason and that didn’t slow him down much. I am not comparing injuries, but the desire of the player. AP wasn’t going to let his knee be an excuse and he pushed through it. Dwight needs to do the same if the Lakers have any chance of making the playoffs.
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