Dwight Howard has been under a lot of scrutiny for a couple years now. It all started with his messy exit from Orlando and then it exploded last summer when he decided to leave the Los Angeles Lakers for the Houston Rockets. Many people criticized him for not being able to handle the ‘bright lights’ of L.A., which was probably not that far off from the truth. But I think most logical-thinking basketball fans agree that Houston is a much better fit for the big man.
But even though we’re nearly two weeks into the 2013-14 NBA season, the Lakers’ questions have kept on coming for Howard. However, it appears the center has finally had enough.
“I don’t think there’s a need for me to continue to talk about the Lakers and what happened. I’ve done enough talking about it. It’s about Houston and what we’re trying to accomplish. I don’t think every discussion needs to be about the Lakers,” said Howard on Thursday.
Hopefully, the Rockets’ center sticks to his word and refuses to discuss the Lakers from this point on. There’s absolutely no reason he should continue to talk about the past. Talking about the past is not going to get him anywhere. Sure, there are valuable lessons to be learned from his time in L.A., but those lessons should already be learned. From now on, Howard’s focus should undoubtedly be the Rockets and their pursuit of a championship.