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Dwight Howard hasn't been a big hit with the Los Angeles Lakers so far. The team has been in disarray for most of the year and hasn't clicked at all. The Lakers are in danger of missing the playoffs and Kobe Bryant isn't happy with the losing.
Being new in town, Howard has received his fair share of blame. Howard has now accepted some of the responsibility for the Lakers poor season. Howard told Ramona Shelbourne of ESPNLosAngeles.com that his lack of conditioning costs the Lakers some games this season.
"You've got to have energy and I want to bring that energy every night," Howard said in a revealing interview Saturday afternoon. "That's my job. They count on me to be that guy. I just know how much more effective I will be when I'm in better shape. And, unfortunately, it's cost us a lot of games."
"I knew that would be a process. The better shape I'm in, the more active I can be and the more I'm able to do on the floor," he said. "But it was a struggle at first because I just didn't have it in the tank, especially on defense."
That can't sit well with Braynt. He made a big deal out of Shaquille O'Neal delaying surgery on his toe and being out of shape when he came to camp.
It's true that Dwight has had back surgery and didn't have a full training camp/preseason to get ready but his poor attitude hasn't helped the team either.
As much as I liked the trade of Howard to the Lakers,I said he was too big of a goof to mesh well with Bryant who takes this game ultra serious.
I'll give Howard some credit for taking some of the blame for the Lakers' woes and not pointing fingers elsewhere.
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Dwight Howard was one of the best players in Orlando Magic history. Not even one year after trading him to the Lakers, the Magic have already given his number away to ... Tobias Harris?
We know that Dwight Howard likes drama. If you believe ESPN, he’s more concerned with where he’s going than where he is. We know that Dwight Howard likes missing free throws. Fine, he might not like to, but he hasn’t shot over 60% from the line since his rookie season seven years ago, including 49% over the past two seasons. One thing you might not know about...
The struggles of Dwight Howard and the Lakers don’t have anything to do with coaching changes, disagreements with Kobe Bryant, or injuries, but they have everything to do with candy.
According to ESPN.com, Howard revealed in an interview that his poor conditioning and inconsistent energy may have been the cause of some of the Lakers’ losses this season.
It is time to come to the defense of Dwight Howard. Throughout the 2012-13 NBA season, Dwight Howard has been called everything but a child of God. He has been ridiculed for not playing through pain by legends of the game, maligned by fans of the game and challenged by the old dog of the [...]The post It Is Impossible To Completely Hate Dwight Howard appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
Dwight is still talking, maybe he should be on the elliptical or something. He has mentioned several times that he still isn’t in shape, I think everyone knows that by now, so no need to keep talking about it.
This time he says the fact he can’t get in shape is one of the reasons the Lakers are still under .500.
“You’ve got to have energy and I want to bring that energy every...
Kenneth Faired and the Nuggets dominated the Lakers from the beginning of the game in Denver, but The Manimal personally embarrassed Dwight Howard by catching an alley-oop dunk over him late in the 4th quarter.
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Denver Nuggets forward Kenneth "The Manimal" Faried finished an alley-oop from teammate Andre Iguodala with a powerful slam dunk over Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard to punctuate their 119-108 victory Monday night.
Faried scored 10 points and grabbed 12 rebounds in the win.
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With only four games going on in the National Basketball Association on Monday night, there wasn't exactly many highlights to take scour.The top highlight of the night came from Denver Nuggets forward Kenneth Faries who soared over Lakers center Dwight Howard for a fourth quarter alley-oop dunk attempt:
The Manimal, Kenneth Faried, finishes off the Lakers by throwing down a vicious alley-oop right on Dwight Howard’s head. The Nuggets went on to win 119-108:
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Los Angeles Lakers center admits he was out of shape before the season, which he says has cost the team some victories. "You've got to have energy and I want to bring that energy every night," Howard said in a revealing interview
There were numerous reports floating around last week that Spurs coach Gregg Popovich lit into and cursed Dwight Howard out during the All Star Game for not paying attention in the huddle.
Howard now is denying and disputing that claim, and according to the L.A. Times, says Popovich simply asked him why he wasn’t in the game.
“Pop was diagramming a play for me, and then as...
The Denver Nuggets defeated the Los Angeles Lakers in Denver Monday night, 119-108, and the game contained emphatic blocks and powerful dunks including this gem from Andre Iguodala to Kenneth Faried. Iguodala threw the lob and Faried finished, powerfully, over Dwight Howard. The post Kenneth Faried’s Alley-Oop Over Dwight Howard (Video) appeared first on The NBA Mistress.
And now it’s time for your weekly, “Did Stephen A. Smith lie?” story. Last week, we had to ask did Smith lie about a misleading report about a conversation between Rudy Gay and Dwight Howard. The details didn’t add up but Smith maintains that the conversation happened.
Now this week, we again have to ask did Smith lie about a dustup that supposedly happened during the All...
Los Angeles Lakers (28-29) vs. Denver Nuggets (35-22)
The Lakers are making their run. By golly, all the bluster and promises that their season starts now -- or is it now? -- is starting to come true. Dwight Howard said he did not have his conditioning right at the beginning of the season and has begun getting more comfortable or accepting the fact that he will not...