Tuesday, November 27th, 2012

Lakers great has strong thoughts on Howard

Published on September 19, 2012 by Scott Shirley   ·   No Comments

Ever since Dwight Howard was finally traded, you have not heard many people say that it was a bad move for the Lakers. However, one famous Laker did not like the move of Howard going to the Lakers.

James Worthy is a Hall of Famer and an All Time great Laker. He was also an All American at the University of North Carolina where he won a National Championship with Michael Jordan. Worthy is now the lead analyst for Lakers TV broadcasts.

Recently at his conference call Worthy express some different opinion on the Howard trade. Here is what he had to say thanks to the quotes from Melissa Rohlin of the Los Angeles Times.

“I wasn’t a fan of Dwight Howard,” Worthy said during a conference call Thursday morning to announce his new role as main studio analyst for Lakers games on Time Warner Cable SportsNet. Worthy said that he likes players who put their head down and do their job. He lamented that with Howard, “there was too much conversation.

“Who said this, I don’t like this coach. To me, that’s nonsense,” Worthy said. “Your job is to come in and play and deal with the situation that’s there.

Worthy also greatly disapproved of Howard’s reticence to play for the Lakers. “I was a little bit taken back. I think I heard him say … if the Lakers drafted him, he wouldn’t take it,” Worthy said. “I knew that was gibberish.”

Worthy, however, made it clear that now that Howard is on the Lakers, he welcomes him to the team. He just thinks that the superstar with a larger-than-life personality needs a minor attitude adjustment. “This is not Orlando,” he said.

I agree 100 percent with Worthy. Howard needs to grew up and get serious and put his antics beside and behind him. He is now playing for a chance at a ring.



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