Dwight Howard in Denial About Lakers’ Dysfunction

Kevin Ding of the Orange County register gave a rundown of the postgame antics of the Los Angeles Lakers' newest start, Dwight Howard. 

First, there's this gem:

Howard's response to the Lakers' 0-2 start remains all rear ends, rainbows and sunshine.

"It'll all come together at the right time," Howard said late Wednesday night in the locker room after the Lakers got blown off the court in Portland.


It'll all come together at the right time? What does that even mean? Is there some sort of cosmic force working the Lakers towards a championship and the "right time" just hasn't arrived yet?

Howard seems to want to make himself a mere inanimate, predestined element being steered towards some preordained destination, not a living, breathing human being who actually interacts with the world him and whose actions affect the game. 

Ding continues: 

Before that, Howard turned on some pleasant music so he could groove in front of his locker while he got dressed, his teammates all already long gone to the bus. Before that, he asked a Lakers staffer if hitting his free throws meant he could have his Halloween candy. Then he asked again. And again.


Not too much wrong here, except that part about the candy. It's not about eating the candy. It's about worrying about eating the candy. 

He was brought in to help the Lakes win a title. They lost their entire preseason. They lost their first two games of the regular season. And Howard's response is to blow that off and set his mind to more important things like, "can I get my candy?"

Is he an NBA superstar or a trained seal?

Before that, Howard mooned a TV cameraman whom he suspected of having his camera on while Howard had his underwear halfway down. Howard responded by sticking his rear end farther out, saying...

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