Posted February 10, 2013

Lakers’ Dwight Howard shrugs off father’s comments

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The back and forth comments between Dwight Howard and Kobe Bryant continue. (Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

The back and forth comments between Dwight Howard and Kobe Bryant continue. (Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

Another day. Another opinion Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard has to comment on.

This time it comes from Howard’s own father who told the Atlanta Journal Constitution yesterday that he didn’t appreciate the way Lakers guard Kobe Bryant criticized his son. He also had some choice words for Lakers coach Mike D’Antoni.

“The problem is the coach,” Howard Sr. told the newspaper, via ESPN.com. “(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 (former Magic coach) 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.”

When asked about those comments after Lakers practice on Saturday, Howard had little to say.

“I’m not going to get into it,” Howard said. “My dad is a grown man. If that’s how he feels, then we’ll leave it at that. I’m not going to get into it.”


6 comments
Storvo
Storvo

I wonder if you were in a family of 5, and Kobe were one of the them. Would you accept not to have any opinion at all, just because Kobe is in there? the answer would be clear... you won't. The team is compound of 5 and every one there has the right to their opinion, for the simple fact that every one has to contribute to the team, and is everyone responsibility  if Lakers win or loose. every one has to face questions. Not fair that if Lakers win, is Kobe's credit, but if they loose, is either Pau, Howard, DAntoni, or any one else fault but Kobe WTF?

Storvo
Storvo

Good answer from Howard. He is more mature that what some people want to make him looks. 

RobertM
RobertM

Howard is a child who is astoundingly bad at dealing with his image or professional adversity. This is text book mismanagement on the part of himself and every handler and parent involved. This man Howard is obviously an idiot and seemingly unaware of how to just be even the least bit savvy. Astounding really.

 

He is now orchestrating a feud of Kobe and D'Antoni vs Howard...really? WHY????  His father now pits him against Kobe Bryant...1- While he is playing in LA for the Lakers 2- After the circus year he just orchestrated in Orlando where he undermined the best coach he has ever had in his life and went to a championship where he lost because he had no other superstar to play with...I could go on and on but I must stop. Really Dwight? Really?   

touseyd
touseyd

if dwight howard dont get his act together hes gonna bust out of the league sooner rather than later

JimmyZhu
JimmyZhu

kobe doesnt have to listen to anything dwight, mike dantoni, stan van gundy says. he barely listened to phil jackson and hes earned that right. Kobe is a winner, dwight just wants to have fun. He needs to tell his son to stop taking this as a joke this is The Lake Show and get his ish together or he can leave. we dont want you here anymore dwight . kobe has every right to criticize dwight im surprised nash and gasol havent yet .  

Wet and Hairy
Wet and Hairy like.author.displayName 1 Like

Funny, Kobe has won 5 titles, that means he's a winner, lives it, breaths it and DH has not won anything..His father hasn't taught him how to be a MAN yet, a fathers short comings, sad!