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


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  • Graphik Dezigns
    Graphik Dezigns  1 hours 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  2 hours 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  13 hours 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  14 hours 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  14 hours 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  14 hours back

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

              • Supreme Being
                Supreme Being  17 hours back

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

                • john baker
                  john baker  17 hours 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  17 hours 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  20 hours 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  21 hours back

                        your the best Rachel

                        • 88smjls
                          88smjls  21 hours 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  22 hours 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  24 hours 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  1 days back

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

                                  • Johnny Tran
                                    Johnny Tran  1 days back

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

                                    • Caleb Cudjoe
                                      Caleb Cudjoe  1 days back

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

                                      • RED VOODOO
                                        RED VOODOO  1 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  1 days back

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

                                          • Aneed Kassim
                                            Aneed Kassim  2 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  2 days back

                                                You mean he came out as gay?

                                                • Khult Herro
                                                  Khult Herro  2 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  2 days back

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

                                                    • alexis bouyer
                                                      alexis bouyer  2 days back

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

                                                      • Aaron Johnson
                                                        Aaron Johnson  2 days back

                                                        Excellent analysis!!

                                                        • ABDUL MUHAMMAD
                                                          ABDUL MUHAMMAD  2 days back

                                                          And another thing bruh why u wearing number 39? smdh but i know what thats about

                                                          • Ansel Harwood-Moses
                                                            Ansel Harwood-Moses  2 days back

                                                            Kobe with teammates vs lebron with teammates

                                                            • Boois Hoois
                                                              Boois Hoois  2 days back

                                                              People are so fickle. This proves how the media can tell you STOP one day, and GO the next day and people will just lap it up like a puppy dog at chow time. They love to tear people down, and then build them back up. It's happened with Melo, Rose, Rondo, and many others.

                                                              • Jonathan Sanchez
                                                                Jonathan Sanchez  2 days back

                                                                The talking heads act like they know Dwight personally or something. Media hyperbole as always.

                                                                • NicoToowavy
                                                                  NicoToowavy  2 days back

                                                                  Is it just me or that lady at the end looks like Norman Powell?? 😆

                                                                  • Lemmy Lemz
                                                                    Lemmy Lemz  2 days back

                                                                    If the Superman takes flight against, the Lakers will be nearly impossible.

                                                                    • WAlkONRebel
                                                                      WAlkONRebel  2 days back

                                                                      He needs to come out the closet first

                                                                      • shlobs422
                                                                        shlobs422  2 days back

                                                                        You forgot to mention that Dwight Howard now has more 3FG than Ben Simmons. Think about that.

                                                                        • Tony Roca
                                                                          Tony Roca  2 days back

                                                                          Dwight Howard from Orlando or AD???

                                                                          • Yousef Bazzi
                                                                            Yousef Bazzi  2 days back

                                                                            Bruh are they forgetting 2 years ago he was having a bounce back season in Charlotte? This isn’t even a conversation 🤦🏽‍♂️

                                                                            • Me, Also Me
                                                                              Me, Also Me  2 days back

                                                                              1:50 Nobody can play as usual after a rolled ankle. I can't even walk. Then there's the trauma and being scared of rolling it again.

                                                                              • raycardio brantley
                                                                                raycardio brantley  2 days back

                                                                                James Harden is a ball hog

                                                                                • JugginTv _
                                                                                  JugginTv _  2 days back

                                                                                  Dwight is definitely improving his game over the years and is great this year💯....but when I read the title I thought they were talking about that transgender situation😂🤷🏼‍♂️

                                                                                  • Miguel Tinoco
                                                                                    Miguel Tinoco  2 days back

                                                                                    Rachel Nichols fine af! 😍

                                                                                    • Lion 1
                                                                                      Lion 1  2 days back

                                                                                      I think he knows he can’t carry a team so why not just be role player. Kobe, Jordan, LaBron, Hakeem, Tim Duncan, Dirk, we’re Super Star who carry that responsibility. Dwight just doesn’t have that..He good but not leadership material.

                                                                                      • macadon
                                                                                        macadon  2 days back

                                                                                        Dwight clean out his stats closet and starting all over.

                                                                                        • N8
                                                                                          N8  2 days back

                                                                                          Anyone else think this is kinda overblown? He's been averaging career lows across the board and in the past few years he's been struggling with injury. He's doing well, but he's not massively overachieving or anything

                                                                                          • jose joseph
                                                                                            jose joseph  2 days back

                                                                                            thanks to KING JAMES that dwight makes COME BACK with different perspective

                                                                                            • Lue Vang
                                                                                              Lue Vang  2 days back

                                                                                              Dwight is that type of teammate I would love to play with especially with his positivity attitude right now. Dude is always smiling and hyping the crowd and we love it. He won not only the love in LA but all around the league.

                                                                                              • Mrk Vctr Ocampo
                                                                                                Mrk Vctr Ocampo  2 days back

                                                                                                If you ask a "IM A GOOD MAN TODAY" person a dumb question of why he is a stupid YESTERDAY, you are just trying to remove that guy the confidence, belief, etc. Being a crab stays as a crab. Stupid haters.

                                                                                                • Leonard Acnaban
                                                                                                  Leonard Acnaban  2 days back

                                                                                                  He is comfortable with LeBron