“It’s a great feeling,” Howard said. “All the stuff I’ve been through and the way people have tried to have me perceived, it’s a good feeling to be loved. It’s a good feeling to be wanted. After all these years, people still genuinely care. It means a lot.
“It’s a new beginning. A new age; that’s our team motto. But it’s really a new beginning for me. Coming here, having my family at the press conference. This didn’t happen when I first got in the NBA. It’s a great feeling. And then, having the fans and everybody show up, all the people who showed up today, it’s really, really big for me. I haven’t eaten all day, but I’m full. And I say I’m full it’s because people here just filled my heart with joy.”
JSM wrote:Read a blurb from the press conference yesterday where he said that he and CP have already discussed being in music videos together and he has nicknames for some of his new teammates. That's sad that's where his priorities are -- just having fun. I don't think he felt like he could do that here. Ron was a HUGE goof but he was a killer when the ball was in play and he still had fun on the court...kissing his bicep, interacting with the fans, etc. I don't think Dwight thinks he can have one without the other and with the vets (especially Kobe) he couldn't be himself and walk on egg shells.
@ArashMarkazi: Dudley on Dwight: "I would never leave the Lakers. Top free agents want to go there. They have too much history, too many championships."
odom1year wrote:Actually I think D12 was really upset playing in Lakers last season. What make you earning $30 million less and not playing for the best franchise of the league in Hollywood ?
wcsoldier81 wrote:I stopped the interview at " I've never been a cry baby "
Doc Brown wrote:@ArashMarkazi: Dudley on Dwight: "I would never leave the Lakers. Top free agents want to go there. They have too much history, too many championships."
Still waiting for tweets about Houston's advantages from NBA players.
LTLakerFan wrote:^^^ This is only thing that scares me about him maybe finally dominating, because I just don't want to see it after the crap he pulled as a Laker.... is what if he really does get serious and starts working constantly with Hakeem. This year. Next year. Does he have it in him to get serious like that? After this many years in does he have the ability to develop better "touch" on his shots once he gets them off?
Weezy wrote:I don't know that at this point that Dwight can suddenly learn 'touch' and get a feel for offense. He's been pretty bad at it his entire career other than dunks, layups and short hooks. Some players have amazing touch coming in because they worked on it their whole life, some can get better at it with time, but Dwight is 27, I'm not sure you can all of a sudden feel the ball different coming off your hands and learn to shoot better that far into your career. Hakeem can teach him some moves, no question, footwork, fakes, stuff like that, but I have to see that for myself as well, it would be the first time he's added to or advanced his game in a while, depends on his motivation from inside IMO.
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