Tag:Dwight Howard
Posted on: July 18, 2011 3:58 pm

Dwight Howard cries wolf. Townfolk believe him.

Dwight Howard isn't going to China. He isn't going to Europe. Not to play basketball, I mean. The only way he's going overseas is on vacation. Period.

If you believe he's serious about playing over there, well, shame on you. He's posturing, for the union or himself or both. But he's not serious. No way, no how.

Howard is a liar when it comes to his career. A few months ago he caused Orlando's heart to flutter when he vowed to stay in Orlando:

"I'm not trying to run behind nobody like Shaq or be behind somebody else," Howard said in May. "I want to start my own path, and I want people to follow my path and not just follow somebody else's path. I want to have my own path, and I want to start that here in Orlando."

And then this is what he said in June:

I'm going to become a free agent next year.

One thing in May, something else in June. And here we are in July, and Howard is saying a whole 'nother thing. About playing in Europe. Or China. Or Venus. Wherever.

And you believe him?

That's your problem.

Category: NBA
Posted on: May 31, 2009 9:46 am

Dwight Howard behaved himself!

This was the Dwight Howard I was expecting to see in Cleveland. This was the Dwight Howard we all think we know. It's the Dwight Howard we should see almost every time he plays.

This Dwight Howard in Game 6 on Saturday night was not the same guy I wrote about Friday, when I said the Magic's superstar center had way too much Rasheed Wallace in him. And I wasn't talking about a multi-colored goatee. I was talking about Howard's whining and bullying, things I'd seen too much of in the Eastern Conference finals, things I'd seen to the point where I had to write this about it.

Maybe he listened?

Jeez, I don't want to give myself too much, or any, credit. But I know for a fact that Magic officials were talking -- unhappily -- about my story before Saturday's Game 6. And then Howard went out and didn't utter a peep when he was called for fouls. Didn't complain when Cleveland wasn't called for fouls. Didn't throw an elbow or stare ominously at anyone.

Maybe it's a coincidence. I can live with that. I just want to see this Dwight Howard more, the one from Game 6.
Category: NBA
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