Dwight Howard is five days from arriving in Orlando and he is already making headlines for all the wrong reasons.
Howard sat down with a reporter from the L.A. CBS affiliate and in the interview he said this:
“And I always tell people: Hey, my team in Orlando was a team full of people who nobody wanted, and I was the leader and I led that team with a smile on my face.”
Howard’s comment has caused some backlash from his former teammates such as J.J. Redick, Glen Davis and Jameer Nelson.
“I’m not surprised by it,” Redick told ESPNLosAngeles.com. “I would be more surprised when Dwight starts taking responsibility. That would be the most negative thing I can say, but that’s the truth. You can’t take all the credit and not accept any of the blame.”
After the backlash from his former teammates, Howard came out and said,
“I would never say anything disrespectful to those guys and I think a lot of people took that and ran with it, twisted it into a negative thing. I love those guys.”
Glen Davis and Jameer Nelson reacted to Dwight Howard’s comments Thursday after the Magic’s practice.
Jameer Nelson Part 1: [youtube_sc url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mVHi8URsBPk&feature=youtu.be”]
Jameer Nelson Part 2: [youtube_sc url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eUYDAsnVLc4&feature=youtu.be”]
Glen Davis: [youtube_sc url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rYl9WMPnBok&feature=youtu.be”]