Dwight Howard was probably one of the most dominant centers we’ve seen in recent years, but after his departure from Orlando it seems a lot of things in his career and personal life turned upside down for him. He changed several teams in the past couple of seasons alone and his personal life was under a lot of interest from the media because of various affairs.
In his best days, Dwight was a force to be reckoned with on the basketball court, and there was a very positive vibe around him, simply because of his big personality and easygoingness. Altercations with other players, injuries, and sometimes lack of discipline affected his career path and a place among the greatest players of his generation. Howard changed four teams in the past four seasons and dealt with injuries that kept him out of playing time for almost the entire last season.
Howard is no longer a popular player in the league these days, not only among fans but also among other players around the NBA. In a recent interview for the show “Fair Game”, he shared more light on the relationship he has with other players and how was never close with many of them. He did mention a few names, but in general, he personally believes he was “kind of weird”.
“That is a really good question. I’ve had some friends. Sam Decker, Isiah Cannon, Rob Convington and Jodie Meeks. Those guys were really cool but Jodie Meeks would be one of my closest friends. I’ve never had a lot of friends. I went to a really small school. There were only sixteen people in my graduating class so I’ve never had a lot of friends, and I’ve always been kind of weird.”
In the same interview, Howard admitted he hated Kobe for years, however, he realized the mistakes he made which completely changed his perception. If Howard stays at full health next season, he can still be a very productive player, but there are still many concerns surrounding the future of his career in the NBA.