When Dwight was traded from Orlando to the Lakers, this is what he had to say about his previous team.
“And I always tell people: Hey, my team in Orlando was a team full of people who nobody wanted, and I was the leader and I led that team with a smile on my face.”
After Parsons left for Dallas, this was Dwight's response:
It won't affect us at all.
And now, James Harden recently came out to say this about the loss of Asik, Lin and Parsons:
“Dwight (Howard) and I are the cornerstones of the Rockets,” said Harden. “The rest of the guys are role players or pieces that complete our team. We’ve lost some pieces and added some pieces. I think we’ll be fine next season.”
What do you make of this?
Dwight's Orlando comments from 2 yrs ago and Harden's recent comments are awfully similar.
This is Parsons' response to Harden:
“That’s a pretty ridiculous statement if he meant that. That’s one of the reasons why I wanted to go to Dallas. I’m ready for the next step. I’m ready for a bigger role and I’m ready for more leadership. If anyone should understand that, it should be James because he was in the same situation in Oklahoma City then he got his chance to come to Houston and shine.”