Howard's Father Blasts Kobe & D'Antoni
Dwight Howard's father blasts Kobe Bryant and Mike D'Antoni for Lakers' failures and Howard's struggles.
HoopsVibe's Very Quick Call: Is someone shooting the behind the scenes of this Lakers' season for a reality show? I hope so because this feels more like a telenovela than the NBA.
Dwight Howard senior opened up to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution recently stating:
“I told him (Dwight Howard jr.), ‘It’s your career. No person can say what you need to do or not do. You can’t worry about what Kobe or anybody else says,’ Nobody can say what Kobe said — that’s stepping into another man’s shoes. I understand what Kobe was trying to do, but he went about it the wrong way. He’s trying to win a championship."
Dwight's father went on to levy blame on coach D'Antoni stating, "The problem is the coach. (D’Antoni) needs to step in and say, ‘You guys have got to be quiet. We’re trying to secure something here. Dwight is probably looking at the coach, thinking, ‘What are you going to do?’ I promise, if that had been Stan Van Gundy, that wouldn’t have happened. (Howard) wouldn’t have been admonished publicly. I think the coach has a lot to do with who controls Kobe’s mouth right now"
Since when did the Howard's like Van Gundy? This is a revelation to me. They did get him fired after all. And if Dwight Howard sr. thinks any coach in the NBA outside of Phil Jackson is going to get him to stop speaking his mind he's crazy.
With all of Dwight Howard sr.'s candor the best was still yet to come. Perhaps his most controversial statement of this misadvised interview was when he commented, "In his (Dwight Howard) heart of hearts, I’m still not sure he was really sold on leaving Orlando.”
Excuse me? What did you just say? Could you repeat that please? It's clear to see where Dwight Howard gets his propensity for drama and ill-advised conversation. He got it from his daddy.