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Howard admits he could have sat out until now

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06:36 PM ET 03.06 | While Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard insists that he doesn't regret immediately coming back from back surgery to begin this season, the big man says that he could have sat out a significant portion of this season if circumstances were different. As Howard has battled back and shoulder issues throughout the season, it's clear that the center has struggled to get healthy after last year's surgery, but he says that this season represented a unique opportunity he didn't want to miss. "Looking back on it, I could have sat out the whole season until now and starting playing now, but I just felt like we had such a great opportunity," Howard said. "Some of these guys, their windows for winning are very small, and I just wanted to get back and try to do whatever I can to help this team, knowing that I wasn't in great shape."

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, Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports
March 6, 2013  07:05 PM ET

Will Howard would stop being so wishy washy. Grow back bone, shut up, and play.

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March 6, 2013  07:54 PM ET

"Looking back on it, I could have sat out the whole season until now and starting playing now"

Even if you were healthy after resting for most of the entire season you still would not be in basketball shape to be competitive.

March 6, 2013  09:32 PM ET
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Will Howard would stop being so wishy washy. Grow back bone, shut up, and play.

I must have been drunk when I wrote that.

March 6, 2013  10:02 PM ET

I'm sure that every player in the NBA could have sat out the entire season until now and then joined their team. This is what Howard passes off as insight?

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March 7, 2013  07:07 AM ET

This guy talks more than Justin Bieber

March 7, 2013  07:12 AM ET
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This guy talks more than Justin Bieber

nobody talks more than that guy

March 7, 2013  08:19 AM ET
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nobody talks more than that guy

Good morning AJ.

March 7, 2013  08:27 AM ET

Play Or Go Home, Bro.

March 7, 2013  05:52 PM ET

shut up and play. you and Kobe need to shut up. Ya'll talk to much

 
March 8, 2013  09:14 PM ET
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Play Or Go Home, Bro.

Man UP!

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