Dwight Howard Responds to Kareem Jab
Dwight Howard heard the harsh criticism from Laker and NBA great Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. But he just thinks it’s a product of leaving Abdul-Jabbar’s team.
“Well you know, I don’t pay any attention to that stuff,” Howard said on Friday just off the floor of the Toyota Center. “I did hear about it but everybody is entitled to their own opinion. When I joined the Lakers, I was the greatest center and then when I left, I was the worst, mentally I wasn’t capable of playing center. I understand that a lot of things are said out of emotion but I would say that if he has anything to say, I’m here in Houston. We can talk man to man. That’s how I feel about it.”
Abdul-Jabbar was on ESPN’s First Take on Thursday morning and criticized the new Rockets center. Here’s what he said:
“Dwight is an extraordinary athlete and he has incredible athletic ability, but basketball is a game where the most important muscle you use on the court is the one between your ears. Dwight’s basketball IQ is not up to speed for him to be a dominant player. He has problems at both ends of the court. He doesn’t have a ‘go to’ move.”