Basketball is a tough and physical sport that involves plenty of contact throughout the game. So when Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard expresses his frustration over David Lee of the Golden State Warriors getting away with a cheap shot during Monday’s game–he just needs to pick his battles and let it go.
Howard has every reason to be frustrated with Lee after he received a technical foul and cut lip after he was elbowed by Lee in the second quarter of Monday’s game, but complaining about what happened isn’t going to change anything. The Lakers star can say whatever he wants about remembering what happened and how he’ll seek his revenge on Lee, but the best approach he can take at this point is just to let his performance on the court do the talking once the playoffs come around if these two teams happen to meet.
As for Los Angeles and their playoff hopes, they still hold a one-game lead over the Utah Jazz for the final playoff spot in the Western Conference. Instead of worrying about his retaliation on Lee for the future, Howard should focus on helping the Lakers become one of the biggest disappointments in NBA history by falling short of the playoffs.
For a team that was supposed to be one of the top contenders in the Western Conference this year, the 2012-13 season has been nothing but embarrassing for the Lakers as a team and Howard is one of the main reasons why–so he just needs to forget about what happened with Lee and focus on the playoffs.
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