Did anyone besides me notice that?
All his answers sounded like a scripted sales pitch. Howard was trying to sell us on why -he thinks- he is winner and at the same time justify why after almost ten years in the league he doesn't have a ring.
Lets do a quick analyses into why Mr. Howard has not won a championship. Lets start with a quote I found in the Los Angeles Times a few years ago:
"Howard reportedly told Orlando Magic owner Rich DeVos as recently as last Friday that he does not want to play in another game for Van Gundy, according to WKMG-TV in Orlando."
Here is another quote I found (a few years later) in an article by Dave McMenamin from ESPN:
"Ultimately, I think Dwight wasn't comfortable here and didn't want to be here and I think if he didn't want to be here, there's no point for anyone in him being here," Nash told "The Mason & Ireland Show" on ESPN LA 710 radio on Tuesday."So, we wish him the best and move on........"
"Dwight had some issues with the season." Nash said. "I think it kind of basically goes with what he said to the media that he never quite felt embraced in L.A. He never quite felt supported. That's basically it. I think in some ways you can read into that what you will, but I think he never quite felt comfortable at home and I don't know if that???s anybody???s fault."
However. Nash said that X's and O's played just as big a part with Howard as health did.
"He didn't seem like he really wanted to do a pick-and-roll offense' maybe because he had run one in Orlando for so long and he wanted to get in the post more," Nash said."
One more quote:
"Sources told ESPN.com that Howard and his representatives - in a handful of meetings with Lakers officials before he became a free agent July 1 - strongly suggested the center would have a difficult time re-signing with the team if Bryant stayed with the franchise beyond the 2013-14 season, the final year of his contract."
That is amazing, if that is the truth, all I can say is holy arrogance Batman.
Obviously Los Angeles gig don't go -THE HOWARD WAY- so once again he becomes a disgruntle employee and moves on.
I'm no psychologist but do you see a pattern here. He falls out of love with the coach or other players and has no interest in working it out as a team, the key word here is team folks, he just wants to run out.
It appears to me that if things don't go -THE HOWARD WAY- he holds his breath until he is traded or signs with another team.
I think is safe to say that this pattern will continue for the rest of his career, after all he has been around for almost a decade, it may be too late for change.
The positive thing for Howard is that Houston will be only his is third team, so there is plenty of places for him to find his championship.
There is no doubt that Mr. Howard is a top five NBA player and he may someday get a ring, but first he needs to understand that other players have -wants and needs- for their careers so you have to give and take a little, that's why they call it a team sport.
At least that what I understand about the NBA. I could be wrong, it may have become a one man show and maybe I just missed the memo.
As always this is a fans opinion and from what I understand everybody has one and I'm thankful for that.
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