Oscar Roberston’s Advice for Dwight Howard: ‘Keep Your Mouth Shut’

by February 23, 2012

Oscar Roberston is in Orlando for All-Star Weekend, working to promote his work in the battle against prostate cancer. Inevitably, he was forced to address the Dwight Howard situation. Robertson thinks Howard should refrain from commenting on his trade status. From the Orlando Sentinel: “Oscar Robertson, NBA legend and the man who led the way so players like Dwight Howard would have the right to become free agents, has a word of advice for Dwight in this ongoing trade saga. ‘Keep your mouth shut and play basketball,’ said Robertson. ;If he wants to be traded, he’s going to be traded. Go and talk to the owners and say, ‘I want to be traded’ and keep it a secret.’ In a situation like this, he can’t win. … Anytime they (Magic) stumble and fall and every time they get beat, they’re going to blame Dwight Howard and it’s totally unfair because it’s not all his fault. I don’t think management has done a great job in keeping certain players on the team. They had a nucleus of players that got them to the Finals and then, all of the sudden, it’s gone downhill.'”