Dwight Howard’s journey to becoming a journey-man:
Orlando – forced his way out while in his prime.
LA – couldn’t get to LAX fast enough to get away from Kobe.
Houston – James Harden said, thanks but no thanks.
Atlanta – Welcome home, oh wait, just kidding…
Charlotte -- The Hawks sent Howard and the No. 31 overall pick in Thursday's NBA draft to Charlotte for center Miles Plumlee, shooting guard Marco Belinelli and the 41st pick.
Brooklyn -- Traded yesterday for a bloated contract that has 2 years left on it (Mosgov) and 2nd round picks...His 5th 2nd chance to rehab his image.
Here’s what teammates think of Dwight…
Former NBA player and current Sirius XM host Brendan Haywood gave the scoop on Wednesday (H/T @HowardBeck).
“The locker room did not like Dwight Howard,” Haywood said. “Guys were just sick and tired of his act.”
Dennis Schroeder on Dwight: “He plays always great against his former team. Credit to him too, but that’s like four games each year, you know? Houston, L.A., us. I think he’s always giving his best there but the others games he (shrugs).”
Kobe on Dwight: “I tried teaching Dwight. I tried showing him. But the reality is that when you have a perception of what it is to win a championship – and most perceptions of what it’s like to win are a very outgoing, very gregarious locker room where you pick each other up and you’re friends all the time. That’s the perception. And I think that’s what his perception was of what the idea is. But when he saw the reality of it, it made him uncomfortable. And it’s very tough to be able to fight through that, to deal with that challenge. And I don’t think he was willing to deal with that uncomfortable and combative nature.”
HE IS THE T.O. of the NBA and I think he's going to have real trouble making in to the Pro Basketball Hall of Fame. - Kravitz