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JordansBulls
11-17-2012, 08:56 PM
http://blog.chron.com/ultimaterockets/2012/11/howard-glad-to-be-a-laker-instead-of-a-rocket/





Lakers center Dwight Howard knew of the Rockets’ obsession about acquiring him and said he would not have minded joining the Rockets. They were not, however, his preference and long term he intended to play for one of his preferred teams.

“I didn’t have a problem with it,” Howard said. “At the same time, there were two places that I would have rather (go) to and I’m here at one of them. I’m happy. If I would have gone to Houston then I would have went and played as hard as I could for the Rockets. I’m glad it so happened I came to the best organization in the history of the NBA.”

After facing the Rockets on Sunday, Howard will play the team that was his other preferred destination with the Brooklyn Nets in Los Angeles on Tuesday. Howard said the Nets would have been an intriguing option, saying Brooklyn would have been a place he could “start fresh.”

“I expressed that,” he said. “I made it clear, if they were they were an option. But everything happens for a reason. There is a reason why I didn’t go to Brooklyn. There is a reason why I’m here in LA.

“I always tell people I didn’t want to follow in somebody’s footsteps and try to be like somebody else. Once I got here, I feel there is no need to worry about people saying I’m following somebody else. I can blaze my own trail here and that’s what I plan on doing.”


Imagine him going to Houston and them still getting Harden? That would have made the West even more interesting.

ManRam
11-17-2012, 08:58 PM
Who. The. ****. Cares. Anymore?

SteBO
11-17-2012, 08:58 PM
Kinda wish Dwight would refrain from speaking on what he could've done and focus on the here and now.....but he was clearly asked a question so I guess I can't fault him for answering honestly though a no "comment" could suffice.

SteBO
11-17-2012, 08:59 PM
Who. The. ****. Cares. Anymore?
Yup. Pretty much my feelings.

Hawkeye15
11-17-2012, 08:59 PM
Like I said, don't give a **** about what Dwight says anymore. I don't respect him at this point. The man can't help but answer a question directly asked to him, but I still don't give a ****.

rocketfuel
11-17-2012, 09:02 PM
What's Dwight's fascination with the Nets? I've never heard a free agent say that was his top destination before....

KB-Pau-DH2012
11-17-2012, 09:15 PM
What's Dwight's fascination with the Nets? I've never heard a free agent say that was his top destination before....

New city of Brooklyn, could have started his own legacy there and be paired with D Will, and have a billionaire Russian owner that could have marketed him worldwide and make him a global icon.


But then he realized that he could be a global icon in LA while winning championships (which is a big plus).

MetroMan
11-17-2012, 09:22 PM
O shut up already howard

TrAv=MaGiCfReAk
11-17-2012, 09:46 PM
Funny how he says that now that's its all over with but when it was all going down it was all over that Dwight's people were warning rockets constantly to back off cause it would end badly for them cause there was no chance Dwight would have stayed ...

Also if they got Dwight they wouldn't have had the pieces to get harden .... unless thunder took a lesser deal for him

MadVillainZay
11-17-2012, 09:50 PM
Who. The. ****. Cares. Anymore?

OMFG This!!!

rocketfuel
11-17-2012, 09:55 PM
Yeah, I was a little surprised when he kept insisting on the Nets over LA. Of course, now he says LA. I would think a free agent would prefer warm weather and the glam life. LA or Miami.

sep11ie
11-17-2012, 10:12 PM
JB you "retired" as a mod, I think it's time for you to sail into the sunset as a thread maker too...

JNA17
11-17-2012, 10:28 PM
JB you "retired" as a mod, I think it's time for you to sail into the sunset as a thread maker too...

He wont stop until he hits 100,000 posts. Which when that happens, JB will make a thread about THAT. Which when that happens, we will all point on our computer screens and laugh.

KB-Pau-DH2012
11-17-2012, 10:31 PM
Funny how he says that now that's its all over with but when it was all going down it was all over that Dwight's people were warning rockets constantly to back off cause it would end badly for them cause there was no chance Dwight would have stayed ...

Also if they got Dwight they wouldn't have had the pieces to get harden .... unless thunder took a lesser deal for him

Do you really believe what the media news outlet say anymore?

Haven't we learned over the course of this past summer and even now (with D'Antoni hiring over Phil) that 95% of the time what the media says is total utter crap?

ManRam
11-17-2012, 10:37 PM
I actually do believe the media is most every regard to the Dwight Howard debacle last season.

TrAv=MaGiCfReAk
11-17-2012, 10:39 PM
Whatever bro you can pick and choose what you wanna believe either way it was obvious he didnt wanna go there then and now he is saving face acting like he would a been fine with it yet he still says he would a played out the year hard for them and then went into free agency .... in other words Norway way he would have stayed

ThunderousDemon
11-17-2012, 11:02 PM
JB you "retired" as a mod, I think it's time for you to sail into the sunset as a thread maker too...

:laugh2:

KB-Pau-DH2012
11-17-2012, 11:38 PM
I actually do believe the media is most every regard to the Dwight Howard debacle last season.

There were 3 credible guys during that whole time: Dave Pingalore, Jarrod N. Rudolph and towards the end, the guy who basically breaks every news story in Adrian Wojnarowski.



Everyone else like Broussard, Bucher, the Orlando beatwriter Brian Schmitz and that troll Tony Meija were just that....trolls, no credible sources, talking out of their *****. That whole time was just a travesty to the integrity of the profession of journalism.

HouRealCoach
11-17-2012, 11:53 PM
He wont stop until he hits 100,000 posts. Which when that happens, JB will make a thread about THAT. Which when that happens, we will all point on our computer screens and laugh.

I actually believe that will happen... I heard on here that there is another forum where he has 30,000+ posts lol

TrAv=MaGiCfReAk
11-17-2012, 11:56 PM
The fact you just called Dave ping a credible source is beyond laughable.... he is the dude who claimed cp3 to Orlando was happening a couple years ago lol he is a pos fraud

GREATNESS ONE
11-18-2012, 12:18 AM
:laugh2:

KB-Pau-DH2012
11-18-2012, 12:24 AM
The fact you just called Dave ping a credible source is beyond laughable.... he is the dude who claimed cp3 to Orlando was happening a couple years ago lol he is a pos fraud

I'm talking specifically about the Dwight ordeal. Not about other news.


Dave Pingalore was the guy who said that Dwight was about to traded to the Lakers at the March deadline, but didn't happen as Orlando toyed with his emotions and got him to Opt-in. Dave Pingalore is the guy that said that Dwight wanted SVG fired. Dave Pingalore is the guy who called Dwight to LA 3 weeks before it happened, and all that was needed was for the final provisions of the trade to be worked out which would lead to D12 to LA.

I don't think the guy showed any type of fraud in the Dwight ordeal.

TrAv=MaGiCfReAk
11-18-2012, 02:05 AM
U got me there lol

shep33
11-18-2012, 02:06 AM
What kind of name is Pingalore?

*Superman*
11-18-2012, 02:10 AM
People still listen to that guy. I thought he was mentally ********?

Sadds The Gr8
11-18-2012, 02:14 AM
he's full of ****in sh-t

LoveMeOrHateMe
11-18-2012, 02:39 AM
Like I said, don't give a **** about what Dwight says anymore. I don't respect him at this point. The man can't help but answer a question directly asked to him, but I still don't give a ****.

But you respect lebron right?

Iron24th
11-18-2012, 07:47 AM
People still listen to that guy. I thought he was mentally ********?

Says the guy who got Superman as username :rolleyes:

Jarvo
11-18-2012, 07:56 AM
Fack him !

Supa
11-18-2012, 10:56 AM
For those who said they don't care, why bother to read the thread and replied?

Reporter asked him a question, and Howard gave his answer.

It's the first game Lakers playing Houston after the trade; is the question really out of place??

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Im_in_Mia_bish
11-18-2012, 11:02 AM
lol media playin games with howard, like they did with bron..
best to say no comment and move on.

DoMeFavors
11-18-2012, 11:55 AM
You could tell he wishes he was a Net, he cant stop talking about them.

LoveMeOrHateMe
11-18-2012, 12:20 PM
You could tell he wishes he was a Net, he cant stop talking about them.

Lol did you even read what he said he says things happened for a reason and that he's happy being a laker and that he believes he can continue and build his own legacy and not worrying about following other people's foot steps, you can tell he loves being a laker

JordansBulls
11-18-2012, 03:24 PM
You could tell he wishes he was a Net, he cant stop talking about them.

That would have been better for the league.

KB-Pau-DH2012
11-18-2012, 03:34 PM
People still listen to that guy. I thought he was mentally ********?

Don't be mad at Dwight, be mad at your CEO Alex Martins and ex-GM Otis Smith.

DoMeFavors
11-18-2012, 04:04 PM
Did LAL know about Bynum knee problems? thats why they traded him? What about Orlando they didnt want to take him for some reason. Philly is the only one who took him. It was pretty weird that Orlando didnt want an all star C to replace Dwight.

Baller1
11-18-2012, 04:06 PM
My god have I grown to dislike Howard. Shut up already.

Max.This
11-18-2012, 04:14 PM
There are still 70 games to be played, how about we just stick all the dwight howard might stay, might not threads all into one until free agency starts

ThunderousDemon
11-18-2012, 04:29 PM
My god have I grown to dislike Howard. Shut up already.

My god have I grown to dislike baller101200. Shut up already.

alexander_37
11-18-2012, 04:32 PM
Who cares anymore.

Confusious
11-18-2012, 04:39 PM
This **** is cray.

ManningToTyree
11-18-2012, 04:50 PM
Who. The. ****. Cares. Anymore?

my feelings too, but someone must or they wouldn't keep asking him crap like this.