Like always you can count on Jeff Van Gundy to speak the truth and Dwight Howard found himself in the cross hairs of JVG’s honesty pistol during the Thunder vs Lakers game. I play Ether by Nas for some added effect while I listen to Van Gundy’s comments above and read the trasncpit below. You are welcomed and encouraged to do the same.
“He’s let everybody know at nauseum that his back hurts OK, and that he is not 100%. That’s not what people are upset about.
They’re upset about his waffling constantly on everything. This idea that he has to have less touches now? You’re the one that wanted out of the situation in Orlando where you were the featured guy.
So this is what i ‘ve ascertained that would make him happy: Highest paid player, on a championship caliber team, first option offensive threat, in a big market, with no pressure, no responsibility and no one to prod him from a coaching standpoint.
Where do you find that in the NBA? What he should do is say, ‘I wanted out. I wanted here. I’m going to make it work here […]. You should not have to beg a NBA player for energy, effort and unselfishness. Because you are not getting touches doesn’t give you the right to hold your team hostage by not giving your very very best.” – Jeff Van Gundy, Speaker of truth