Dwight Howard Expects Jitters in Debut
Dwight Howard, jittery Laker?
The six-time All-Star center and three-time NBA defensive player of the year said he would probably be edgy for his first game as a Laker, which won’t come Friday in an exhibition against Sacramento at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas.
“Like I told Steve [Nash],” Howard said after practice Thursday, “I think I’ll be a little nervous out there for the first time, but he said he would help me through it and hopefully it will be OK.”
“New town, new city, I think everybody’s expecting a lot out of this team and they’re expecting a lot out of me,” he said, “so I have to make sure I keep all of that out of my mind when I’m playing and just have fun.”