Nash: Dwight Was Never Comfortable in L.A.
Steve Nash was pragmatic when looking back at what he described as a “disaster” of a season that led to Dwight Howard announcing his departure for the Houston Rockets last week: Howard never wanted to be a Los Angeles Laker in the first place.
“Ultimately, I think Dwight wasn’t comfortable here and didn’t want to be here and I think if he didn’t want to be here, there’s no point for anyone in him being here,” Nash told “The Mason & Ireland Show” on ESPN LA 710 radio on Tuesday. “So, we wish him the best and move on.”
Nash was one of two players, along with Kobe Bryant, the Lakers brought to their pitch last week to try to get Howard to stay in L.A. The former two-time league MVP’s expectations heading into the sit-down with the former three-time defensive player of the year were not hopeful.
“Frankly, I thought before the meeting, we didn’t really have a chance and I’d like to think that after the meeting we had a chance,” Nash said.