“Houston, we have a problem” actually this isn’t about the team, this is all about the Houston Rockets supposedly pillar of strength… Dwight Howard.
From beyond the talent, and the valued center pedigree, Dwight never really became the superstar we all hoped for. He blamed the Orlando Magic, the team that drafted him of not surrounding him with enough talent and demanded a trade. He wanted out of the Los Angeles Lakers when he failed to become the alpha dog of the team. And now with the Houston Rockets he is creating again unnecessary noise that he should have as many touches as James Harden. Truth be told, Dwight had ran out of excuses throughout his career. The Rockets took the blame game, took the harsh words and took everything Dwight swung at them. They needed Dwight more than Dwight needed them. Howard, wanted Houston to be forever in debt to him, a sense of gratitude for choosing them above everyone else. But for all the insults and hurts, Houston finally stood up and took the bluff this time. When Dwight started talking, Houston is dead eye straight in trading him for a much younger and a more defense oriented center in Hassan Whiteside. Superstar players should have one bargaining chip to know how much they are worth, and that is a championship ring around the finger… Dwight has none.
Although it took a positive twist, when Dwight started playing well and denying the things that he said. Maybe he was scared to be dealt with two Alpha dogs in Miami in Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh. Or maybe Houston means business this time. At this point in Dwight’s career with an ailing back and a struggling superstar complex, he needs James Harden’s offensive prowess if he wants the Rockets to go all the way to the finals.
Basketball will always be a team game. Dwight needs to stop thinking about himself. It’s time he thinks about his legacy. “If you would not be forgotten as soon as you are dead, either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.”
It’s not too late.