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Dwight: I'm A Changed Man (inspired by Kobe)


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Posted March 09, 2013 - 04:35 PM

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"I told him [Bryant]: 'I'm afraid to miss. When I get out there, I don't want to miss, and I end up missing.' And he was like: 'You know what? Shoot 1,000 jumpshots a day. You're going to miss a lot of those shots. But that's OK. Because you're teaching yourself it's OK to miss.'

 

"Now I see it. He gets out there and he might miss a couple 3s, but then he'll make nine in a row. You see that and it just kind of gives you more inspiration."

 

In nine games since the All-Star break, Howard is averaging 15.4 points, 14.1 rebounds and 2.4 blocks a game. Moreover, his energy and attitude seem markedly different.

 

"He jumped three or four times after one ball," D'Antoni said of Howard's defensive performance Friday night, when he blocked five shots and intimidated several Raptors. "His conditioning didn't allow him to do that [before].

 

"I think he was harshly judged because he wasn't 100 percent. There's all kind of little factors, but the further away he gets away from the [back] operation, the better he will be."

 

"When I first [came to L.A.], I wanted to come here and not talk to anybody and act completely different," Howard said. "But that's not who I am. I've never been that way. I shouldn't ever shut myself off to the world. I don't think that's good for the team or for me and what I want to accomplish in life.

 

"I thought about it and said, 'No, I can't change. I've got to mature in certain areas,' and I think I have. But I can't change who I am."

 

When did that change take place?

 

"At the All-Star break," Howard said. "I just thought about what we're trying to accomplish as a team and I really want to win a championship. That's the reason why I'm in LA."

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#2 lakers1o1

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Posted March 09, 2013 - 04:39 PM

First positive thing I've seen about Dwight from a major media outlet...

Its about time haha


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Posted March 09, 2013 - 04:41 PM

Interesting.

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Posted March 09, 2013 - 04:41 PM

I bet dwight is in the gym practicing his hook shots and post moves a 1000 times now..... probably a million free throws too.

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Posted March 09, 2013 - 04:43 PM

He surprised me with how well he handled the short-lived experiment last night of the Hack-A-Dwight.


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Posted March 09, 2013 - 04:46 PM

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You're welcome.

 

 

 

Wow Dwight! I'm impressed!



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Posted March 09, 2013 - 04:46 PM

Good. Nothing more to say.



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Posted March 09, 2013 - 05:08 PM

Anyone else smell the bull?
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Posted March 09, 2013 - 05:12 PM

Anyone else smell the bull?

yes, in the post i quoted


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Posted March 09, 2013 - 05:14 PM

Anyone else smell the bull?


Yeah... But it's not coming from Dwight...

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Posted March 09, 2013 - 06:20 PM

Bout time Dwight. Bout time  :rock:


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Posted March 09, 2013 - 06:21 PM

I love to hear such a thing from DH, never would of herd something like this from immature Bynum. There are always the people out there that say Kobe isnt a good teammate or doesnt elevate the game of his teammates, but the truth is Kobe leads by example when players play with him and see what he is out there doing they follow suit and in turn improve their own game.


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Posted March 09, 2013 - 06:58 PM

I like what I'm hearing from Dwight.


Edited by Chad, March 09, 2013 - 06:58 PM.

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Posted March 09, 2013 - 08:03 PM

   I have not been on the Howard bandwagon yet, but I have to admit, the following from the Toronto game is interesting...

 

Howard 46 minutes, +14

Kobe   44 minutes, 0

 

   In a 2-point game, that's pretty impressive.  That means they were -12 in 7 minutes without Howard, and +2 without Kobe.

 

   I laughed out loud at Kobe saying "It's OK to miss".  We've noticed that about Kobe's game, over the years ;)



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Posted March 09, 2013 - 08:50 PM

Good to hear from Howard.

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Posted March 09, 2013 - 09:06 PM

good howard, now keep playing good and some defense! 


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Posted March 09, 2013 - 10:21 PM

Dwight Howard is a grown man with 5 Baby Mamas, he shouldn’t need Kobe to teach him to be a better man, but maybe he needed to see someone who takes his profession seriously to wake up and realize he isn’t a child anymore.

 

http://blacksportson...im-to-be-a-man/

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Posted March 09, 2013 - 10:29 PM

Anyone else smell the bull?

Well yes, the Bulls are in town.

 

Half of Dwight's problems are in his head. He's just gotta relax and do the things he does best. But his teammates need to help him out and pick up their defensive intensity too.


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Posted March 09, 2013 - 10:55 PM

We should go through Dwight tomorrow and take advantage of the Bulls size deficiencies.

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Posted March 10, 2013 - 04:14 AM

Ahhh at last dwight getting it.






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