Dennis Schroder Says Dwight Howard Only Plays Hard ‘4 Games Each Yr’
Dwight Howard has garnered fairly the repute within the latter half of his profession. It wasn’t merely that he didn’t endear himself to teammates throughout his temporary stint with the Atlanta Hawks final season. It’s extra that they grew to actively dislike him. Intensely. Actually, in accordance with Zach Lowe of ESPN, they had been “screaming with jubilation into their phones” after they discovered it he was traded.
So naturally, there was some residual animosity there, and considerably surprisingly, Howard managed to channel that and put up 33 factors and 12 rebounds in opposition to his former squad to steer the Hornets to a 129-117 victory on Thursday evening in Atlanta.
After the sport, nevertheless, Dennis Schroder didn’t appear too impressed by Howard’s effort, which in his estimation is a uncommon incidence reserved solely to indulge his private grudges.
Ouch. And apparently, it wasn’t simply his teammates who he alienated. Hawks play-by-play announcer Bob Rathbun couldn’t resist taking a shot at Howard for his underwhelming postseason effort final yr.
Howard’s time in Atlanta was purported to be a homecoming, of kinds, and a chance to reboot his profession and restore his picture and repute across the league. However from these reactions, it’s clear nothing a lot has modified.
The grand irony with Dwight Howard, in fact, is that his determined should be preferred, mixed along with his incessant ploys for consideration, are exactly what get below individuals’s pores and skin a lot.