Oscar Robertson to Dwight Howard: 'Keep your mouth shut'
“Keep your mouth shut and play basketball,” said Robertson, who was a guest on our radio show Wednesday and will be in town during All-Star Weekend to raise awareness for prostate cancer. ”If he wants to be traded, he’s going to be traded. Go and talk to the owners and say, ‘I want to be traded’ and keep it a secret.’ In a situation like this, he can’t win. … Anytime they (Magic) stumble and fall and every time they get beat, they’re going to blame Dwight Howard and it’s totally unfair because it’s not all his fault. I don’t think management has done a great job in keeping certain players on the team. They had a nucleus of players that got them to the Finals and then, all of the sudden, it’s gone downhill.”
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Of course, Howard can opt-out of his contract at season’s end and become an unrestricted free agent. Translation: he can leave the Magic and pick his next destination.
Right now, Howard is under contract, earning the maximum amount available under the league’s Collective Bargaining Agreement.