Dwight Howard is telling opponents that he plans on being on the Brooklyn Nets roster next season, according to ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith. In a lengthy discussion with Ryan Ruocco, Smith said that Dwight Howard still believes he will end up in Brooklyn, and has even discussed it with opponents on the court.
According to ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith:
Dwight told Rudy Gay on court in a recent Lakers-Raptors game that “he should have waited to get traded [to the Raptors] because he could have joined him in Brooklyn next season.”
Stephen A. Smith clearly got the rumor wrong, because Gay was not on the Raptors roster when the Lakers played them. However, the Lakers did play the Memphis Grizzles a few days before Gay was traded.
Now whether this rumor holds water or not, Smith continued tweeting about the subject, saying he trust his sources, and that Dwight indeed believes he will be in Brooklyn next year. At this point, I’m starting to think Dwight is delusional, and has the mindset of a seven-year old boy.
The way this man handles his personal and professional matters on the court is beyond childish, and you can see it in his body language on any given night. When the Lakers lose, you can find Dwight smiling and laughing. On other nights, he’s apparently recruiting other NBA stars to join him on a team that he does not even belong to.
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