Just how hard is it to sell a Dwight Howard jersey in Los Angeles Lakers territory these days? Just ask the organization as the Team LA store in the Staples Center was selling the unwanted jerseys for $20, and that’s not even the worst part — they were just thrown in a pile.
Sure, Howard didn’t treat the city of Los Angeles the right way, almost the same way LeBron James treated the city of Cleveland when he left the Cavaliers.
However, when you disrespect someone who was never really enjoying his time in the city anyways, then there’s a problem. Especially when the people disrespecting the superstar big man are is the apparel store in his former team’s home arena.
OK, I get it, this guy is hated in the city, but why put him down more than he already has. Not many people, included myself, like Howard, but sometimes you have to take the high road and maybe just sell his jersey for $5, but at least put it on a hanger.
I doubt Howard will be too upset about this — I mean, he did ditch Kobe Bryant for James Harden and I’m sure his $88 million contract is just another slap in the face to the team that begged him to stay.
Either way, I’m sure Dwight got over this one pretty fast and it’s a ‘poor sport’ move by the Lakers.