The Houston Rockets were active, but simply couldn’t find a taker for center Dwight Howard prior to Thursday’s NBA trade deadline, and now they’re stuck with the big fella until he becomes an unrestricted free agent this summer.
Former Rockets head coach Kevin McHale says Howard is not the main problem nor the solution in Houston—the Hall of Famer points out that Dwight gets over losses after about “five minutes”.
“My only, um, it’s not really a criticism, the reality if Dwight is, after he loses, five minutes later he’s over that loss. Whereas, I know when I played and coached, when we lost I was miserable, and I wanted to be miserable. I think there was something about that misery that made a me a better coach and a better player, because I just kind of wallowed in that misery, and I was always amazed when guys could kind of turn the page really quickly like that.”
The eight-time All-Star brushes off any and all criticism by focusing on the positive.
Dwight Howard on getting criticized by the media and fans: “Doesn’t matter. I know who I am. I know what I’ve done in my career so no need to focus on anything negative. I have a great life and I’m blessed beyond measure. It doesn’t matter, they can talk as much as they want but I know how hard I work to get to where I am today. So I’m very thankful about that.”