Originally posted on Celtics Life  |  Last updated 2/9/13
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 that's how he fee...
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