Now that there is a little distance from the initial fever of the Dwight Howard trade, reactions are starting to pour in as to how parties felt when they found out that the trade was finally in the books.
For good reason there was no one that went off as hard as Lakers coach Mike Brown did.
“I got a little excited,” Brown told ESPN. “I tried to jump up and down, but my mind was telling me to do something that my body wouldn’t allow me to do. I almost pulled my hamstring sitting down. I don’t know if that’s ever happened to anybody, but I was so excited that my leg tensed up. I almost tore my hamstring. So I got up slowly and gave him and Jim Buss a hug. That might be the first hug they’ve gotten from their coach, ever, when it comes to a trade happening.”
I’m sure that hug was a deep one and now that he has Howard and another newcomer in veteran point guard Steve Nash, Brown is probably gliding up and down the streets of Los Angeles humming the James Brown standard “I Feel Good.”