Dwight Howard refused to accept who he was before he joined the Lakers - Amin Elhassan | The Jump


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  • Arthur Miller
    Arthur Miller  1 days back

    @TheJump: a good analysis of DH and what has changed. Delighted to see DH finish strong!

    • George Garza
      George Garza  1 days back

      Dwight Howard is one of the best!

      • Lets Talk Now Tv
        Lets Talk Now Tv  2 days back

        Don’t say it’s not who he is say that’s not what we need you to do bc we know he still got the sme game

        • Gen4John
          Gen4John  2 days back

          You know what was Howard's fault? Not developing much outside his athleticism on offense. So when he had injuries he really was just a liability. The way I see it if you're a superstar you have to play like a superstar, even while hurt. Adjust your game or rest up. Now DH is a role player getting role player money and minutes so everyone is impressed. Also he doesn't have a typical alpha dog demeanor. His playful antics are better received by the press and fans since he's not expected to lead the team. With his personality and skillset he probably should have always been a role player but his tremendous talent forced him to be the #1 guy.

          • Maurice Hankins
            Maurice Hankins  2 days back

            So happy for this dude. Happy MLK everybody

            • Mr. J
              Mr. J  2 days back

              Brilliant? The man refused lessons from Kareem and has 5 kids with 5 different women

              • Ian Dominic Ouano
                Ian Dominic Ouano  3 days back

                Melo and Dwight. And they're loving who they are currently, the fans as well

                • Just Ben
                  Just Ben  3 days back

                  More like people refused who Dwight was before he was on the lakers

                  • Cowboi Bishop & Rotating Ring Kings TV

                    This Laker team looks strong! I can’t wait 2 see how this season develops. I hope everybody can stay healthy

                    • dewzs for headphone
                      dewzs for headphone  3 days back

                      He with lbj that's it

                      • Timothy Syms
                        Timothy Syms  3 days back

                        A person, any person in general has to accept who god created then and only then the person will really be satisfied and happy at what's starring back in the
                        Mirror.good 4u D HOWARD

                        • Jeffrey Morales
                          Jeffrey Morales  4 days back

                          If he had display his today's attitude when he was with Kobe, he could've help Kobe get his 6th ring.

                          • DarkSchneider
                            DarkSchneider  4 days back

                            Not hating on Superman, and glad to see him turning a new corner. But a more accurate title would be "Howard refused to accept who he was before rejoining the Lakers." Coz he did have a chance to do the same w/ Mamba + Nash. 🙄

                            • Marvin Bennett
                              Marvin Bennett  4 days back

                              He finally accepted who he is

                              • Mar Jun Amistoso
                                Mar Jun Amistoso  4 days back

                                Steve Nash can't pass the ball to Howard... Hahaha

                                • Schauncy North
                                  Schauncy North  5 days back

                                  Howard if he would've stayed with magic or went almost anywhere but the lakers smh him and kobe didn't mesh with the lobs I was surprised it didn't work in Houston but tbh should've went to celtics or warriors at that point

                                  • Just a Viewer
                                    Just a Viewer  5 days back

                                    It's easier to accept your role playing with Lebron, than with Kobe. I'm not a Lebron fan, but he is a much better teammate than Kobe. When he played with Shaq, they both hated each other too... they just won chips together so people always mention the good times, but Howard didn't win with Kobe and it was his team... obviously one of them had to be the bad guy and it wasn't going to be the hometown hero, who already won there before lol.

                                    • David T
                                      David T  5 days back

                                      This is his 2nd time playing for the lakers tho

                                      • Los Angeles Lakers
                                        Los Angeles Lakers  5 days back

                                        VOTE FOR D39 !!!!! NBA ALL STAR

                                        • J R
                                          J R  5 days back

                                          Dwight was good in Charlotte.... I don't get it.......

                                          • Hasan x
                                            Hasan x  5 days back

                                            nothing has changed about Howard's game but the media coverage. If he leaves the Lakers tomorrow the hate would return.

                                            • XTRIPPIE BLUEEX
                                              XTRIPPIE BLUEEX  5 days back

                                              Dwight never got worse he was hated because of the mf media

                                              • Graphik Dezigns
                                                Graphik Dezigns  5 days back

                                                Dwight was averaging like 15 points and 12 rebounds across the teams he played for after L.A. the first time. You'd think he was some kind of a scrub, before he got back to the National stage in L.A. The kicker is Dwight was averaging 19 and 13 in Orlando. He only dipped by 4 points and 1 rebound. Dwight was never the problem, it was the trash teams he played for. Houston was the only good team, and as is very apparent, you can't go anywhere on the back of James Harden.

                                                • Michael Densing
                                                  Michael Densing  5 days back

                                                  It still was and is good to watch NBA where there's a competition but not this spoon feed team the lakers

                                                  • Nate
                                                    Nate  6 days back

                                                    The narrative around him was bad. Not sure all of it’s true, but he didn’t get better in his post game as the injuries piled up, that’s the only clear knock for me. But, Dwight still was putting up numbers, no matter where he went.

                                                    • Nicky Pylican
                                                      Nicky Pylican  6 days back

                                                      But i'm a fan of him now he defiantly made up for last time he was a laker he's killin it

                                                      • Nicky Pylican
                                                        Nicky Pylican  6 days back

                                                        I'm sry but who cares if he was injured or not for me it was the way he acted like he didn't wanna be on the floor when he was playing

                                                        • Black Sheep
                                                          Black Sheep  6 days back

                                                          Mac and Dwight on the Magic in their prime would have been a Final team

                                                        • Supreme Being
                                                          Supreme Being  6 days back

                                                          smdh......And just imagine that coulda been Noah in that jersey right now...lol

                                                          • john baker
                                                            john baker  6 days back

                                                            I am having a great time watching Dwight Howard succeed on the Lakers this season. He makes the games very fun to watch. Sure, the other superstars are a big part of that fun, but I like seeing Dwight succeeding on the floor, with that big smile on his face after getting all those dunks and blocking shots. Hope he stays a Laker.

                                                            • P K
                                                              P K  6 days back

                                                              Yeah he had major back surgeries. And he looks great now. He had a year off. He is having fun.. He is smiling again. He was beaten up in Orlando with not a lot of fouls being called, much like they did to Shaq. The refs let people hang all over Shaq because he was so dominant. A foul is a foul.

                                                              • mywordisfinal
                                                                mywordisfinal  6 days back

                                                                Good time for lakers to go back to old
                                                                School basket ball and start feeding d12 early in gAmes. D12 and boogie next year.

                                                                • Little Geoff
                                                                  Little Geoff  6 days back

                                                                  your the best Rachel

                                                                  • 88smjls
                                                                    88smjls  6 days back

                                                                    Kobe never wanted it to work with Dwight in LA. Kobe wanted to run the Kobe system and prove he could win without Phil, and failed miserably.

                                                                    • Brickhouse H
                                                                      Brickhouse H  6 days back

                                                                      I think tag team8ng with Javale McGhee helped too.

                                                                      • Te'Devan Kriyavan Kurzweil

                                                                        His back issue may have happened or made worse by being a sugar addict who kept eating Skittles. Bad eating leading to injuries is the player's fault.

                                                                        • terence w
                                                                          terence w  6 days back

                                                                          his body is only able to play optimally for 20mins. let him play 38mins n he ll get hurt again. its pretty simple.

                                                                          • SkEitz 16
                                                                            SkEitz 16  6 days back

                                                                            If this keeps up, my lakers will have another ring..

                                                                            • Johnny Tran
                                                                              Johnny Tran  6 days back

                                                                              Only difference about dwight howard is that hes in a winning team. THATS IT.

                                                                              • Caleb Cudjoe
                                                                                Caleb Cudjoe  6 days back

                                                                                I wish they would add max to this trio. such brilliant conversation!

                                                                                • RED VOODOO
                                                                                  RED VOODOO  6 days back

                                                                                  I'm just happy Dwight Howard back is not being blown on the daily ,and I think on the downlow he playing great .

                                                                                  • KLUV
                                                                                    KLUV  6 days back

                                                                                    D Howard been putting in work! His energy and attitude!

                                                                                    • Aneed Kassim
                                                                                      Aneed Kassim  7 days back

                                                                                      Dwight had shoulder surgery then also the media wouldn't give him his props and kept comparing him to Shaq saying why cant Dwight post like him he aint using his full potential.. Dwight want the ball in the post to prove them wrong then the NBA shifts to wing ball and three phasing out post bigs.

                                                                                      • Hajji Muhammad Jamaloden Abuat

                                                                                        Any player who can join Lebron sees an opportunity for growth and career development.

                                                                                        • Michael MacRae
                                                                                          Michael MacRae  7 days back

                                                                                          You mean he came out as gay?

                                                                                          • Khult Herro
                                                                                            Khult Herro  7 days back

                                                                                            Howard has finally found his essence and happiness. But money will PROBABLY takes him out of LA and once again live in turmoil.
                                                                                            Hope Howard stays with the Lakers, he is greatly love and appreciated by the fans.

                                                                                            • BamBam KapoW
                                                                                              BamBam KapoW  7 days back

                                                                                              just look at his teammate Javale, the dude was a laughing joke in the nba before.

                                                                                              • alexis bouyer
                                                                                                alexis bouyer  7 days back

                                                                                                Yes we all know why he didn't really accept who he truly was 😂