Dwight Howard Shows He Cannot Handle The Bright Lights Of L.A.

Dwight Howard LakersThe “Dwightmare” has finally come to its long and dreadful conclusion for the Lakers. It is official Dwight Howard has decided to join the Houston Rockets. On July 10th, he will officially sign a four-year, $88 million deal, with a player option in his third year.

The Rockets entered the free agency period as the front-runner to land Howard, but he also met with the Atlanta Hawks, Dallas Mavericks, Golden State Warriors, and the Lakers. Still, as we all suspected, Howard will be taking his talents to Houston.

What we have all seen since Howard arrived in Laker Land has been nothing but uncertainty within himself and more of a child than a mature man running around the second biggest market in sports. Howard begged and begged to leave the Orlando Magic because he was to insecure to handle being compared to Shaquille O’Neal to come to the big sports-market of Los Angeles after his first choice of going to Brooklyn had crashed and burned, and let his personality shine both on and off the court. Of course, after Dwight realized that again he would be compared and asked to live up to all of the great centers the Lakers have produced, he again folded under the pressure and took the easy way out.

From where I am sitting, it is fairly obvious as to why Howard chose to leave this great city. We saw it all year; Dwight Howard simply cannot handle the bright lights of Los Angeles. The pressure was too big for him, and he had no idea what he was getting himself into when he came to L.A. Dwight wanted to be loved so much by our great fans that he forgot how to play basketball. I will be the first one to admit, I defended Dwight and said his play was hampered by injury and it might have been, but if it was, then why not come back and prove to the Laker faithful that his injuries did hamper you and you still are the dominant center that we saw in the 2009 NBA Finals?

—–Check out the Lakers Nation store to get your LN gear and show off your Lakers pride!——

The biggest example of the stage being too bright had to be when he was ejected in the Lakers’ elimination game of the first round of the playoffs against the San Antonio Spurs. In all reality, this was the time for Dwight to show the Lakers and all of the Laker faithful that he would be able to represent the Lakers and be able to be the face the hardships of a team that was going through a difficult time and lead them through.

Instead, the child that we once had faith in showed up and showed the franchise what they will not be missing out on come next season. Were we expecting the Lakers to beat the Spurs with Kobe Bryant and Steve Nash being hurt? Probably not. But there was a way in which Dwight could have conducted himself. Looking back, should we have expected Dwight be act any more different than what he did? We got exactly what he was all along, a child waiting for the excuse to point the finger at anyone else but himself and he went crying off the court and out of Los Angeles.

Another great example is after a loss to the Chicago Bulls. Dwight went to the press and waived the box score to reporters making it known that he only had attempted five shots on offense. Um excuse me Dwight, you play in a guard driven league, and sometimes touches in the post are scarce for centers. That is how the league works now. Also, your post game is below par, and there are three centers in the NBA with better post games than you: Roy Hibbert, Marc Gasol, and Andrew Bynum. What makes you think the ball must automatically go into you every time down the floor? You are not even the best post player on the team as that would be a player who understands what means to wear the purple and gold. His name is Pau Gasol.

This scenario of five touches might be happening next year too when he is playing with James Harden, Chandler Parsons and trigger happy Jeremy Lin, who thrived last season playing a run-and-gun style. If you have a problem with your touches, go to the source and be a big boy about it. Do not go cry to the media and further prove everyone’s point that you are a child. Another way around your touches issue is if you could maybe make a free throw once in a while so your team will throw you the ball in the post an not have to worry about you getting fouled every time you touch it.

Life without Dwight Howard has officially begun for the Lakers. Unfortunately, the times look dark in Los Angeles, but one thing is for certain, the Lakers will be better than the Houston Rockets in three years. It stings that we have a lot of work to do next year just to be competitive, but do we really need an immature child who cannot handle the challenges that Los Angeles presents to lean on? No. We should really be thanking Dwight as he just gave the best general manager in basketball an insane amount of $56 million in salary cap space for the loaded free agent class of 2014. Can you imagine what kind of moves he can pull off with that kind of money?

So Dwight, thank you for your one year of service and your big smile, but your time here in Los Angeles has come to its conclusion. Now your name can be used in the same sentence with great Laker centers like Chris Mihm and Kwame Brown, who fell flat on their faces here just like you did. Thank you for your time and enjoy yourself in Houston, the Lakers will be just fine without you.

—————————————————————————————————————–

Did you see our video about Dwight Howard leaving the Lakers? If not, check out our video below and don’t forget to click here to subscribe to our YouTube Channel!

I simply want to mention I’m new to blogging and absolutely loved this blog site. Almost certainly I’m want to bookmark your site . You definitely have fantastic well written articles. Bless you for sharing with us your web page.

  • This information is magnificent. I understand and respect your clear-cut points. I am impressed with your writing style and how well you express your thoughts.

  • Oh my goodness! a remarkable short article guy. Thank you Nevertheless I am experiencing problem with ur rss. Don?t know why Unable to subscribe to it. Exists anybody getting the same rss trouble? Any individual who recognizes kindly react. Thnkx

  • This is the right blog site for any individual that wants to find out about this subject. You recognize so much its practically tough to suggest with you (not that I really would want?HaHa). You absolutely put a brand-new spin on a topic thats been covered for years. Wonderful stuff, just terrific!

  • I?m pleased, I must claim. Actually seldom do I come across a blog site that?s both educative and amusing, and let me inform you, you have struck the nail on the head. Your concept is superior; the problem is something that not enough individuals are speaking smartly around. I am very happy that I stumbled across this in my look for something connecting to this.

  • This is really exciting, You’re an awfully skilled article writer. I have signed up with your feed additionally look forward to enjoying your personal fabulous write-ups. What’s more, We’ve shared your websites throughout our myspace.

  • You made some respectable points there. I looked on the internet for the problem as well as located most people will certainly support with your internet site.

  • Aw, this was a truly wonderful blog post. In concept I want to place in creating similar to this in addition? taking some time and actual effort to make an excellent write-up? yet what can I claim? I procrastinate alot as well as never seem to obtain something done.

  • I was really pleased to find this web-site. I wanted to many thanks for your time for this fantastic read!! I definitely appreciating every bit of it as well as I have you bookmarked to look into new things you article.

  • There are some interesting moments in this short article yet I don?t know if I see all of them center to heart. There is some validity yet I will certainly take hold viewpoint till I consider it additionally. Excellent write-up, thanks as well as we desire a lot more! Included in FeedBurner too

  • May I simply say what a relief to uncover someone who really understands what they are talking about over the internet. You definitely understand how to bring an issue to light and make it important. A lot more people really need to check this out and understand this side of the story. I was surprised that you aren’t more popular since you most certainly possess the gift.

  • An interesting conversation deserves comment. I think that you should compose more on this subject, it may not be a frowned on subject however usually individuals are insufficient to speak on such subjects. To the next. Thanks

  • Youre so trendy! I do not mean Ive read anything like this before. So great to find somebody with some original ideas on this subject. realy thank you for beginning this up. this site is something that is needed on the web, somebody with a little creativity. useful job for bringing something new to the internet!

  • Wonderful article. I learn something much more difficult on various blog sites everyday. It will certainly always be promoting to check out content from various other writers and also exercise a little something from their shop. I?d favor to use some with the web content on my blog whether you don?t mind. Natually I?ll give you a link on your internet blog. Thanks for sharing.

  • When I initially commented I clicked the -Alert me when new comments are included- checkbox and currently each time a comment is included I get 4 emails with the exact same comment. Exists any way you can eliminate me from that solution? Thanks!

  • An intriguing discussion is worth comment. I believe that you ought to create more on this topic, it might not be a taboo topic but generally people are insufficient to talk on such topics. To the next. Thanks

  • Wonderful post. I learn something more tough on different blogs everyday. It will certainly constantly be promoting to read web content from various other writers and also practice a little something from their shop. I?d choose to make use of some with the content on my blog whether you don?t mind. Natually I?ll offer you a web link on your internet blog. Many thanks for sharing.

  • I was extremely happy to locate this web-site. I wanted to thanks for your time for this fantastic read!! I definitely taking pleasure in every little bit of it as well as I have you bookmarked to look into new stuff you post.

  • I blog quite often and I genuinely appreciate your content. Your article has really peaked my interest. I’m going to bookmark your site and keep checking for new details about once a week. I opted in for your Feed as well.

  • The following time I review a blog, I really hope that it doesn’t disappoint me as long as this set. I suggest, I recognize it was my selection to check out, but I really assumed youd have something interesting to say. All I hear is a bunch of whining concerning something that you might fix if you werent as well active seeking focus.

  • Hello! I could have sworn I’ve visited this website before but after browsing through some of the articles I realized it’s new to me. Regardless, I’m definitely happy I discovered it and I’ll be book-marking it and checking back regularly!

  • When I originally commented I clicked the -Alert me when new comments are included- checkbox as well as currently each time a comment is added I get four emails with the same remark. Exists any way you can eliminate me from that service? Thanks!

  • I loved as much as you will receive carried out right here. The sketch is tasteful, your authored subject matter stylish. nonetheless, you command get got an edginess over that you wish be delivering the following. unwell unquestionably come more formerly again as exactly the same nearly a lot often inside case you shield this increase.

  • I was extremely happy to discover this web-site. I wished to many thanks for your time for this fantastic read!! I definitely delighting in every bit of it as well as I have you bookmarked to look into new things you article.

  • Aw, this was an actually nice blog post. In suggestion I want to put in writing like this furthermore? taking time and also real effort to make a very good article? however what can I say? I procrastinate alot and by no means appear to get something done.

  • Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published.