Dwight Howard: "My team in Orlando was a team full of people that nobody wanted"

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Dwight Howard: "My team in Orlando was a team full of people that nobody wanted"
 

 

In case you were wondering, Dwight Howard is still insufferable when it comes to talking about himself.

In a fawning interview with Los Angeles’ local CBS station KCAL, Dwight Howard defends himself as a “coach k!ller,” an interesting decision considering both his former coach and team have gone on record to point out that Dwight Howard asked for coach Stan Van Gundy to be fired before and during the 2011-12 season. It’s probably true that Howard didn’t ask for Van Gundy to be k!lled, literally, so I suppose Dwight still has that to cling to.

That’s not even the worst of it. There’s this choice quote, as well:

"My team in Orlando was a team full of people that nobody wanted."


Awesome thing to say, Dwight Howard. Especially when two members of that team – Earl Clark and Chris Duhon – were sent to Los Angeles with you. To say nothing of all the deals former Magic GM Otis Smith made to appease Howard, including dealing for and retaining Glen Davis and Jason Richardson.

The moves Smith made after the Magic made the 2009 NBA Finals were either complete failures in retrospect, or universally panned right away. It’s very true that the Orlando Magic front office did not surround Howard with a championship level supporting cast, and Smith’s strings of reactionary moves made the situation worse with each trigger pull. The salted crops he left new Magic GM Rob Hennigan will take years to recover from. This was not an ideal roster, as championship hopefuls go.

I can say that, though. I, as a writer, am just fine to write that several members of the 2009-to-2012 Orlando Magic were players that not many teams wanted.

Dwight’s a player, though. And he still plays on a team with two of those teammates. He’s not really right in passing along that line in an interview meant to celebrate this totally nice, misunderstood guy.

Also, after calling his former Magic teammates “people that nobody wanted,” would you care to guess what reporter Kristine Leahy’s follow-up question was?

“Does Kobe like to have fun?”

Later, they promoted a shoe company advertisement.

Leahy stated after the interview that the goal of the piece was to help with Dwight Howard’s waning “likability,” and if that was the intention this whole thing was a bit of a miss. In both pieces he appears just as oblivious as ever.

We don’t dislike Dwight Howard because of unfamiliarity, or because we don’t know enough about him. We dislike the guy because he handled something that isn’t unique to him – a star struggling on a team lacking top-level teammates – completely wrong. In his desperate quest to be liked, ironically, he’s become one of the NBA’s most reviled players. Which is a complete shame, considering his gifts, because Dwight Howard should be one of the NBA’s most respected players.

In continuing to try and have it both ways, and with interviews like these, this clumsy attempt at a Q-rating comeback isn’t working as well as Howard probably thinks it is.


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44 comments for "Dwight Howard: "My team in Orlando was a team full of people that nobody wanted""

 5 years ago '11        #2
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 5 years ago '05        #3
blah blah blah 41 heat pts41
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hes a f*ggot

whats he doing now with a better squad?

wouldnt even have made the finals if somebody was healthy that year
 5 years ago '07        #4
stogz 18 heat pts18
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Who keeps encouraging this clown to open his mouth? Does this bi*ch a.ss not learn???
 5 years ago '12        #5
OC123 181 heat pts181
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 5 years ago '08        #6
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 OC123 said:


check the time
 5 years ago '07        #7
Bkjj11 3746 heat pts3746
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he's right, toronto sent hedo back there
 5 years ago '05        #8
FalconBuddha 16 heat pts16
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And now HES the one no one wants!
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 5 years ago '09        #9
xRapHeadx 17 heat pts17
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He wasn't really lying though.

No one wanted Shard's albatross contract
Hedo got traded right back there after that fluke playoff run got him a huge contract.
 03-05-2013, 01:36 PM         #10
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good gawd dwight take it easy man lol
 5 years ago '07        #11
MiseryCityTexas 20 heat pts20
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that's some hoe a.ss sh*t for dwight to say. too bad it's the truth.
 5 years ago '04        #12
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Was he lyin tho???
 5 years ago '07        #13
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I've officially lost ALL respect for this n*gga. You don't dog your team mates like that. I hope this n*gga stays in LA
 03-05-2013, 02:05 PM         #14
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you don't say
 5 years ago '04        #15
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 xRapHeadx said:
He wasn't really lying though.

No one wanted Shard's albatross contract
Hedo got traded right back there after that fluke playoff run got him a huge contract.
lol that's true
 5 years ago '06        #16
xFMx ALCHEMiST 262 heat pts262
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Orlando front office is probably just as sh*t as Bobcats...
only reason they relevant is the location/disney and stern always giving them picks.

had penny & shaq and that went to sh*t fast!
got Hill (injured tho) & Tmac, the first LeBron/Wade combo and couldnt put anyone to next to them to win.
Put ALL the load on Tmac and shortened his career.
Got Dwight and surrounded him with 1 way players that just shoot, no great SG or Scorer to take them to the next level, instead wasted millions on Hedo/Rashard although they made it to the finals that 1 fluke year but celtics were injured and the east was garbo.
Won because they got hot from 3.

Dwight is a bi*ch, but I agree that his supporting cast was too average for too long

Nelson
Rich
Hedo
Lewis
Dwight

 5 years ago '12        #17
gbmilwaukee 
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Cant' stand that f*ggot.
 5 years ago '12        #18
Julian 5 heat pts
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Them nobody's, almost had a ring if it weren't for ->
 5 years ago '07        #19
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 xRapHeadx said:
He wasn't really lying though.

No one wanted Shard's albatross contract
Hedo got traded right back there after that fluke playoff run got him a huge contract.
orlando signed shard to that contract

they wanted to keep hedo but he wanted more money they couldnt offer cuz of shards contract and he went to toronto then ended up in phoenix then back to orlando
 5 years ago '07        #20
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dwight a crybaby
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