Wednesday, September 12th, 2012 at 4:30 pm  |  6 responses

Dwight Howard Had First Workout With the Lakers

Not too long ago, GM Mitch Kupchak said that his newest superstar center was on track to make a full recovery from back surgery. And wouldn’t you know it, but Dwight Howard had his first official workout as a member of the Los Angeles Lakers this week. Reports the OC Register: “The Lakers don’t know either, but they’re starting to get a better idea. Details are scarce and Lakers spokesman John Black declined to comment, but Howard on Monday had his first hands-on session with Lakers athletic trainer Gary Vitti and head physical therapist Judy Seto at the team’s training facility in El Segundo. Howard is rehabilitating after April 20 spinal surgery, and no one has been ready to commit to a day, week or even month when Howard will make his Lakers debut. But the level of mobility and strength Howard is already showing has to be encouraging for anyone hopeful he’ll be jumping for that opening tip-off Oct. 30 against Dallas. Howard insisted at his introductory Lakers news conference that he will not play until he is truly 100 percent. He also said this: ‘Anybody who knows me and knows what I’m about: I would never quit anything and I would never fake an injury. I’ve never been a quitter. I’ve always been somebody who pushed through the end. I’ve had injuries before but I’ve never said anything about them. I’ve played through a lot of things.’”

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  • Well DAYUM

    “I’ve never been a quitter.” HAHA. No, but seriously, welcome to the Lakers, Dwight.

  • LakeShow

    I can’t wait for this season.

  • tomtom

    LOL at well daym…But he who LAughs loud LAughs loudest ;)

  • Caboose

    “I’ve always been someone who pushed through the end.” Did he literally wipe last season from his mind? Dude was as lazy as I’ve ever seen him on the court (which is a testament to how dominant he actually is).

  • mofo

    please don’t turn this into ESPN and Tebow. Breaking news: Dwight Howard uses public bathroom on Hollywood Boulevard. Sources say he may have done more than just piss, as he took slightly more than four minutes before he was seen walking out of said bathroom.

  • KnicksFan

    So what happened last season? You quit on your coach, your teammates, the organization that your represent and most importantly your fans….