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#1 fozi

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Posted February 08, 2013 - 09:51 PM

When asked about the unfolding soap opera in Los Angeles, Dwight Sr. defended his son and criticized both Bryant and Lakers coach Mike D’Antoni.
“I told him before he said it publicly, ‘It’s your career. No person can say what you need to do or not do. You can’t worry about what Kobe or anybody else says,’” the elder Howard said. “Nobody can say what Kobe said -- that’s stepping into another man’s shoes. I understand what Kobe was trying to do, but he went about it the wrong way. He’s trying to win a championship. But Dwight has to tell Kobe, ‘I appreciate your opinion, but that doesn’t matter. We’re two men on this team. We need to be reasonable about this.’”
Dwight Sr. said he believed Bryant was trying to motivate his son, but that the advice was misplaced, adding: “The problem is the coach. (D’Antoni) needs to step in and say, ‘You guys have got to be quiet. We’re trying to secure something here. Dwight is probably looking at the coach, thinking, ‘What are you going to do?’ I promise, if that had been Stan Van Gundy, that wouldn’t have happened. (Howard) wouldn’t have been admonished publicly. I think the coach has a lot to do with who controls Kobe’s mouth right now.”

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Nothing wrong with that , but Dwight's image is fading away ..

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Posted February 08, 2013 - 11:21 PM

I think the coach has a lot to do with who controls Kobe’s mouth right now.”


Bull[expletive]. The way players play control Kobe's mouth.

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Posted February 08, 2013 - 11:24 PM

And now his father opens his mouth... :facepalm:
Dwight cannot tell Kobe anything, this is still Kobe's team until Dwight proves he can take over.
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Posted February 08, 2013 - 11:37 PM

I agree they need to shut their mouths when talking to the media, but Dwight's father busting in is the last thing Dwight needs...

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Posted February 08, 2013 - 11:40 PM

Forget Stan Van Gundy - the more relevant point is that PHIL JACKSON wouldn't have let this happen.

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Posted February 09, 2013 - 12:08 AM

like his son his father just doesnt understand the legacy at stake!
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Posted February 09, 2013 - 01:04 AM

Forget Stan Van Gundy - the more relevant point is that PHIL JACKSON wouldn't have let this happen.


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Posted February 09, 2013 - 04:31 AM

Forget Stan Van Gundy - the more relevant point is that PHIL JACKSON wouldn't have let this happen.


Gary Payton.

But in the end Phil would probably have a philosophy about how it's good for a team and hope it motivates Dwight to have more of an edge and grow a player etc etc.

Then again Phil wouldn't start Clark over Gasol either. As he wouldn't start Ariza over Walton, till Walton requested it. Gasol would never request Clark getting a chance over him, nor Hill.

But at the end of the day, Phil will prefer owning a team one day(soon probably) and considering all the injuries etc etc we've been dealing with we'd need him to commit long term and we don't know how committed he was to those plans.

People are still free to play "if phil was here' all day though.

Edited by Majesty, February 09, 2013 - 01:48 PM.

 

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Posted February 09, 2013 - 05:00 AM

ah..... now I see were Dwight gets the bad advice from.

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Posted February 09, 2013 - 06:28 AM

Dwights an even bigger child than I imagined... his dad is standing up for him lol.
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Posted February 09, 2013 - 06:54 AM

His father also said he expects Dwight to re-sign with the Lakers.

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Posted February 09, 2013 - 02:23 PM

^ well yeah, not like he's going to say he might not stay .. The ship is sinking anyway, why make it worse ?

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Posted February 09, 2013 - 02:31 PM

^ well yeah, not like he's going to say he might not stay .. The ship is sinking anyway, why make it worse ?


Why say anything at all?

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Posted February 09, 2013 - 02:33 PM

Well you don't know what made him talk .. but it might be an attempt to cool things off for a while.. I honestly don't know ..

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Posted February 09, 2013 - 02:37 PM

Well you don't know what made him talk .. but it might be an attempt to cool things off for a while.. I honestly don't know ..


Cool off? It was all part of the same interview where he criticized Kobe and MDA. Saying something nice at the end of the interview does nothing to cool things off when the whole interview is made public all at once.

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Posted February 09, 2013 - 02:42 PM

In the sense of whether howard signs or not ..

I don't see any criticism in his quote .. He's suggesting ,,

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Posted February 09, 2013 - 02:52 PM

In the sense of whether howard signs or not ..

I don't see any criticism in his quote .. He's suggesting ,,


Ummmm, no.

He criticized both Kobe and MDA. Pretty straight forward stuff.

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Posted February 09, 2013 - 03:02 PM

ahhh yeah just noticed the part when i read it again .. LoL i don't know what i was on when i read it the first time ...

I take back my words ..

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Posted February 09, 2013 - 03:12 PM

ahhh yeah just noticed the part when i read it again .. LoL i don't know what i was on when i read it the first time ...

I take back my words ..


That's cool.

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Posted February 11, 2013 - 04:10 AM

In other words dwight wont re-sign with lakers...or maybe he will.. sounds like orlando all over again

Edited by BiGGaVel, February 11, 2013 - 04:17 AM.

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