Found February 09, 2013 on Celtics Life:
Dwight Howard’s dad has spoken out about all the talk publicly about Howard’s roller coaster season with the L.A. Lakers. Howard had missed a few games with a shoulder injury and Kobe Bryant essentially told reporters he needs to suck it up and play. Kobe has since backtracked saying he was not pushing Howard to suit up. In a recent piece by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Howard Sr. pretty much reiterated what junior said about Kobe's comments. Howard is an Atlanta native. I told him before he said it publicly, ‘It’s your career. No person can say what you need to do or not do. You can’t worry about what Kobe or anybody else says,’” Ok, fair enough. Although if anyone can call you out publicly about playing through pain, it’s the five-time champion. It’s been well documented that Kobe’s played through broken fingers, back injuries, etc. Howard wouldn't talk about his dad's comments after the Lakers practice Saturday, except to say, "My dad is a grown man. If ...
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Dwight Howard Complains About Being Hurt, But Will Play in All-Star Game

Dwight Howard said his shoulder is hurting, teams are trying to injury him, his back is so bad he can barely walk, but instead of taking the All-Star Weekend off to heal up for a playoff run he has decided play in the All-Star Game. Dwight Howard says he will play in the All Star game if he doesnt have any setbacks with his shoulder — Ramona Shelburne (@ramonashelburne) February...

Dwight Howard’s Father Thinks He’ll Re-Sign With The Lakers

In a recent interview with The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Dwight Howard Sr. weighed in on his son’s future with the Lakers: The Lakers’ situation, he said, has worn on Howard…“L.A. has been like humble pie for him,” he said. “When you go from being the man in one city (Orlando) to second or third tier, it takes a toll on you mentally.” What happens after the season...

Lakers rumors: Dwight Howard to re-sign with LA?

It’s been anything but a smooth ride since Dwight Howard was acquired by the Los Angeles Lakers, leading many to speculate he could be traded or at least allowed to walk at the end of the season. However, former teammate Rashard Lewis believes Howard will re-sign with the Lakers this offseason, reports Chris Tomasson of FOX Sports Florida.“My gut feeling is I think he will...

Kobe Knows Lakers Need More Scoring From Howard

Dwight Howard had scored in single digits in six of his previous games before Sunday's Los Angeles Lakers loss to the Miami Heat, averaging only 7.7 shots in that stretch.

Dwight Howard's Dad Wants Us To Stop Being So Mean To Him

By all means, Dad, defend this It's hard to imagine that Dwight Howard could have sunk any lower in the eyes of the public after last year's do se do with Orlando, but oh, man alive, has he fallen off a cliff or what?Start with on the court, where the slash line of 16/12/2/2/1 (points, boards, assists, blocks, steals) is, well, the worst he's done since his second year...

Dwight Howard Hopes Lakers 'Start Supporting Me The Way They Need To'

In Dwight Howard's mind, the support level from his Los Angeles Lakers has been lacking.

In the eyes of Steve Nash, Dwight Howard is the center of the problem with the Lakers

In a very interesting take by Lakers beat writer Kevin Ding of the Orange County Register, the problem that continues to plague the Los Angeles Lakers is Dwight Howard.  During [...]

Kobe: I'm done voicing opinions about Dwight

MIAMI -- The dust certainly didn't settle after the Lakers eked out a win against the lowly Charlotte Bobcats, not when Dwight Howard's father injected himself into his son's awkward relationship with Kobe Bryant. The elder Howard said his son needed to sit down with Bryant to hash out their differences. He also said Coach Mike D'Antoni wasn't being assertive...

Steve Nash Also Frustrated With Dwight Howard

When Steve Nash is yelling at you then you know the problem is probably you, not whoever else you are blaming. Steve Nash one of the most unselfish players in the NBA, so if he is also complaining about Dwight’s lack of effort that is a serious problem. I thought it was an isolated incident what happened in the Heat game when Dwight didn’t do much to help Nash when he was being...

Dwight Howard’s Father Believes a Meeting Between His Son, Kobe Bryant, Mike D’Antoni Is Needed

The Los Angeles Lakers have had their fair share of issues this season. While their injuries and inconsistent play have led to a multitude of questions about the team that have largely gone unanswered, it seems an unlikely source – Dwight Howard‘s father — has at least one answer to their latest controversy. After Kobe Bryant demanded some urgency from his injured teammate...

Olajuwon expects Howard to re-sign with Lakers

Hakeem Olajuwon is sticking with his belief Dwight Howard will re-sign this summer with the Los Angeles Lakers. If Howard is thinking differently, Olajuwon figures Howard will let him know. In a phone interview with FOX Sports Florida, Olajuwon, a Hall of Fame center, said Howard told him in the summer of 2011 he wanted out of Orlando after eight seasons primarily due to how he...

Lakers Stock Watch: 2/4 – 2/10

Image Credit: Noah Graham | Getty Images Another week, another bad break for the Lakers. Despite a promising start to the week with a win in Brooklyn, the Lakers finished the week at just 2-2. The Lakers endured a blowout loss in Boston, followed by a come-from-behind victory in Charlotte, then concluded the 2013 Grammy Trip with a discouraging loss in Miami. Although the Lakers...
NBA News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.