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Photo Credit: hoopeduponline.com As we all know by now, Dwight Howard is no longer a Los Angeles Laker. Before he left, Howard was seen as the big man that would follow in the foot steps of the many legendary Laker centers before him, most notably hall-of-famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. However, after his departure, there seems to be no love loss between the two, as Abdul-Jabbar took to social media to share his thoughts about Howard’s game, and they weren’t exactly complimentary. And by not exactly, I mean not even close. Here are some comments from Abdul-Jabbar courtesy of ESPNLA: On Monday, Abdul-Jabbar chimed in on Twitter and Facebook and wrote, “Dwight Howard is a perfect example of the fact that ‘potential has a shelf life.’ Abdul-Jabbar told the San Francisco Chronicle last month he met Howard only once and that Howard expressed an interest in learning from the former Lakers captain but he never again reached out to Abdul-Jabbar. “He’s charming, he’s charismatic, very nice young man,” Abdul-Jabbar said. “Maturity-wise, he doesn’t get it.” When Abdul-Jabbar was asked about teaching Howard the sky hook, he said, “At least he’d have an offensive move. “He gets the ball on offense, oh my God, he doesn’t know what to do. It’s usually a turnover, people come and take the ball from him or tie his arms up. Offensively, he doesn’t get it. Hasn’t made any progress. We (the Lakers, when Abdul-Jabbar was a special assistant coach) played them in ’09, and when I saw him this past season, he was the same player.” As we know, Kareem isn’t the first Lakers center to put Dwight on blast; that title belongs to Shaq. Kareem and Shaq seem to be doing that thing where all of your friends tell you how much they hate your ex-girlfriend AFTER you break up with her. However, that doesn’t necessarily make them wrong, either. While I think they are acting a bit immature themselves, Kareem in particular, it is a fair assessment of Howard’s game to say he has yet to develop a go-to offensive move. Given his talent, and the fact he has been in the league for almost a decade now, that is more than a fair criticism. Thankfully though, the Dwightmare is over, and everyone should eventually move on, Howard and Lakers like. By: Frank Santos- Pass the Pill Manager The post Kareem Abdul-Jabbar blasts Dwight Howard appeared first on Pass The Pill - Kings of Hoops.
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