Wednesday, July 20th, 2011 at 9:15 am  |  31 responses

Dwight Howard on the Magic: ‘We Get No Love at All’

In Paris on an adidas promo tour, Dwight Howard was asked about the media spotlight on his current team. According to Dwight, it’s rather dim. From Talk Basket (via French mag Reverse): “I really think we get no love at all, to be honest. But that’s ok. We want to be respected by the teams we play and that’s the only thing that matters. The media can pick whoever they want to win the title, but the team that wins the title is the team that plays. The media doesn’t play a game. I’m pretty sure nobody thought that the Dallas Mavericks were ever going to win the title this year. It’s not about what anybody else says. It’s about what you believe. I believe in myself and in my team. We’ll bring our team to the top, then we will get some respect.”

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  • AD

    just stop b*TCHN and say you want 2 play in brooklyn……… Your name shud be the big baby

  • http://cnbc.com JTaylor21

    Damn, stop with the constant whining and bi*ching about getting no respect. How bout you go out there and dominate like Shaq, Kareem and Hakeem did then we can talk about respect.

  • http://nba.com GP23

    He is definately gonna leave Orlando..

  • http://www.facebook.com/joe.l.brewer3 BlackPhantom

    Wanna get respect? Either win a championship for Orlando or leave Orlando to win it for another squad. Simple.

  • Kas

    ’cause you’re terrible

  • angus

    bro you gotta get out of the first round, sounds like the media knows what there talking about, score 25-30 a night like we all know you can and should then your team will have much more success

  • blackthougth

    stop whining & quit struggeling and be a man! (like shaq used 2 be in the finals played 4 the lakers)

  • kbj

    come to beantown and respect will find you!!

  • http://nokeysmusic.tumblr.com krocx

    NO!Come to LA and respect will find you!

  • Rog23

    Ummmm, didn’t the magic get eliminated by the hawks??????????? You get what you EARN!

  • T-Money

    orlando is soooo b-tch-made. they can’t stop whining, straight up and down – from the gm, to the coach, to the star player.

  • robb

    Dwight got the Stan Van Gundy syndrome. Gotta leave Orlando.

  • http://www.bulls.com Enigmatic

    If anything, I think they get TOO much love.
    All last season, they were considered title contenders and better than the likes of the Bulls, Thunder and Hawks, who were cleary better teams than the Magic.
    And even after getting knocked out in the first round last season, they’re still considered a favorite by a lot of experts.

  • http://www.facebook.com/joe.l.brewer3 BlackPhantom

    LMAO the Magic are garbage.

  • http://www.twitter.com/dfrance21 dfrance21

    Co-sign T-Money. The Magic, individually and as a team hasn’t really done anything, yet all they do is complain about not being respected. From management on down the line.

  • bashmo

    Yall are forgetting a massive mid season trade was executed, forcing us to adapt as the season went. I think more time with this team will allow us to get back into the thick of the eastern conference standings..and Dwight will have a hell of a season next year, MVP candidate for sure.

  • toronto

    You guys love to hate. He has a good point. The media doesn’t know sh* t usually. They’ve been saying Lebron James’ team will win the title for about 5 years now, and they’ve been wrong. They didn’t even give Orlando love when they beat the sh**T out of the Cavs in 2009 to go to the NBA Finals, or even the Dallas Mavericks.

  • toronto

    Also, I’m still pissed off the MAgic traded Gortat and Carter. Otis Smith is a f*cking moron…who totally changes their experimental roster after a year playing together? Atleast give it two years. Instead the Magic have a terrible Hedo and an even worse Arenas to deal with. Morons.

  • http://www.optimabbc.be Max


  • slamfan4life

    come 2 chi!

  • RunNGun

    Go to the Timberwolves! LMAO

  • LA Huey

    If you don’t win the chip, your lack of love is validated. If you lose in the 1st round to a team that’s acted as 2nd round fodder for the past 3 years, your lack of love is validated.

  • All Day

    D-12 is quickly moving up the list of all-time NBA whiners. That dude is the biggest whiner in the NBA. He’s been around SVG too long!

  • http://slamonline.com tealish

    lollllll, he and SVG just don’t stop, do they!?

  • http://Slamonline.com Datkid

    @enigmatic You’re tripping enig. First of all nobody EVER said the magic were better than the bulls.. Although I do remember thinking the magic could take the bulls bc Howard would cut off a lot of rose’s penetration.

    @Toronto it has looked for a while like Lebron would win a championship.. That’s not just the media. I really do think it happens next year

  • Assert

    It’s not your fault it’s your wing players fault.

  • misso

    All of u talk sh*t but u would love him on your team. Tell me your team & pick the best player on there & I bet he’s better than them. You guys don’t know bball. Yeah he’s complaining but don’t say he’s whack cause he’s the dpoy 3yrs runnin & was very close to being MVP. U guys are just full of sh*t

  • T-Money

    misso: miami. boom.

  • misso

    D12 ain’t goin to miami cause all there offering is LeBron & we in Orlando don’t want that guy

  • OrlandoMagicSuperFan

    GO MAGIC…BOO All you Magic Haters !

  • OrlandoMagicSuperFan

    Dwight Howard is the best player in the NBA, if there was a Draft he would be picked ahead of Lebron, Wade, Kobe…If defense wins championships, Dwight has won the defensive title 3 years in a row. NO ONE, NO ONE, NO ONE and I repeat NO ONE has ever done that.
    I hope he stays with Orlando but where ever he goes he will win several titles.