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D'Antoni on Howard: 'Mind-boggling'

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07:14 AM ET 07.31 | We're coming up on a month since Dwight Howard jumped ship from Los Angeles and took his talents to Houston. [Lakers coach] Mike D'Antoni is still puzzled by the center's decision. "It's hard for me to sit here and criticize or even to understand why he left a place like L.A.," D'Antoni told "ESPN L.A. Now" hosts Mark Willard and Mychal Thompson on ESPN LA 710 radio Tuesday. "That's kind of mind-boggling a little bit, but that's in his DNA and what he wants to do." D'Antoni has avoided the limelight outside of a few brief interviews during the Las Vegas Summer League since Howard informed the Lakers he would be taking Houston's four-year, $88 million offer. ... "Everybody has got to make that decision," D'Antoni said. "You can debate it all you want. Only Dwight knows."

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July 31, 2013  08:04 AM ET

Mike... a suggestion;




Shut up.

July 31, 2013  08:19 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Mike... a suggestion; Shut up.

Good comment!!! It's over, time to move on!!! :-)

July 31, 2013  08:27 AM ET

Maybe it was you!

July 31, 2013  08:44 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Mike... a suggestion; Shut up.

Yuup! He just makes himself look so dumb and make the Lakers look so stupid because they are backing up this idiot coach 100%. How clueless can you be when you had the guy for a year? Really smh...

July 31, 2013  08:44 AM ET

Dear Mike D,

1. LA didn't sign Phil
2. He doesn't like playing for you
3. He doesn't like playing with Kobe.

In closing, its not rocket science.

Sincerely,

AJ

July 31, 2013  08:53 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Mike... a suggestion; Shut up.

Exactly.. the guy has moved on. So shut up and move on too... y're the one being ridiculous right now.

July 31, 2013  09:00 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Mike... a suggestion;

Shut up.

I too think he should shut up when asked a question by the media. I also think his non-comments will be turned into comments by the media at that point.

Love him or hate him, he's like your teenage son. You put up with him because you have to but hope he moves on soon...

July 31, 2013  09:03 AM ET

Just maybe Howard is not as Hollywood as you think Mr. Mike D. Besides it may not be for you to understand dude.

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July 31, 2013  09:11 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

I too think he should shut up when asked a question by the media. I also think his non-comments will be turned into comments by the media at that point.

Love him or hate him, he's like your teenage son. You put up with him because you have to but hope he moves on soon...

You would think at this point he would know how to couch his answers to the media in order not to create threads like these. The media would hate him... but they hate him now (subliminally).

And - I'll substitute my teenage grandson in your last statement. Hopefully, the University of North Texas gets him squared away. His dad damn sure hasn't helped much.

July 31, 2013  09:14 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Dear Mike D, 1. LA didn't sign Phil2. He doesn't like playing for you3. He doesn't like playing with Kobe.In closing, its not rocket science. Sincerely, AJ

Precise and to the point. I couldn't have said it better myself.

July 31, 2013  09:15 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

as for tall eli- though you are correct- the medial can twist anything....saying what he said REALLY makes him seem not only clueless, but dumb.

This agrees w/ comment #4...lol

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July 31, 2013  09:26 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

I said I agreed with 3-5

shoulda just agreed with 5 only

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July 31, 2013  09:47 AM ET

It's Jimmy Buss' Fault, Bro.

July 31, 2013  09:55 AM ET
QUOTE(#16):

I ONLY agree with 5.

welcome to the same page buddy

July 31, 2013  10:12 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

I said I agreed with 3-5

Cool! I misread. I thought 3 and 5 but you meant 3 to 5... My bad

 
July 31, 2013  10:35 AM ET

WTH - Reading comprehension thread...?

I choose D) All of the above

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