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#21 West Coast

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Posted July 15, 2013 - 08:20 PM

A winner at what exactly?


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Posted July 15, 2013 - 08:20 PM

That's like walking into a gym to play basketball and saying "I'm a winner because I showed up." No.

On a more serious note, Dwight needs to stop holding himself to these pathetic standards. He's talking like he's a middle class working man when he's a superstar NBA player.

Superstar NBA players are supposed to win championships.

You're not a winner because you made it to the NBA. That's stupid logic. He's talking as if he's content with what he's done in his career.

This guy is holding himself to these pathetic standards 10 seasons into the league. Normally I would blame that on the people surrounding him seeing as how he came straight out of high school, but this guy has had Kobe in his ear, Shaq in his ear, Hakeem in his ear, The entire Buss family has been in his ear and even Phil Jackson to an extent. These guys must have 50 championship rings between them all and this guy STILL has a loser's mentality. He's [expletive]ed up in the head. He's actually content with what he has done in his career so far.

Mentally, he's not cut from the same material as the greats. Obviously. I'm not even sure if he's cut from the same material as a D-Leaguer. At least they show a willingness to learn and improve in their game despite making it as far as they have. Being in the D-Leagur is an accomplishment for some. It's a big thing, much bigger than the average fan realizes.

But once you make it there, your expectations become bigger. People expect more out of you and you should expect more out of yourself. Except if your name is Dwight Howard.

Truly an unbelievable quote. This guy is a top 10 defensive anchor in the history of the league with the mindset of Burger King employee.

He's an idiot and the definition of a loser.

You haven't won anything in the NBA Dwight and therefore you aren't a winner. We aren't going to hold you to these meaningless standards.

Fact is you're an NBA superstar and you are going to be held accountable the same way all superstars in this league have been--by the # of championships you win. And you have none.

Houston will not be last team. Book it.

Edited by Massacre, July 15, 2013 - 08:30 PM.

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Posted July 15, 2013 - 08:36 PM

Sounds like Dwight knows his career could be ringless, so he's already covering for himself. But holy [expletive], this guy just buries a deeper hole for himself every time he opens his mouth. 

 

Edit: Also, I guess Kobe was right when he said he wanted to make Dwight a champion. Wow.


Edited by reryo, July 15, 2013 - 08:39 PM.


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Posted July 15, 2013 - 08:44 PM

That's like walking into a gym to play basketball and saying "I'm a winner because I showed up." No.

 



Not even "showing up"  man.. just "getting the membership to the gym".


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Posted July 16, 2013 - 12:47 PM

Charles Barkley a winner? Damn Dwight has low standards for the definition of a winner

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Posted July 16, 2013 - 10:16 PM

uhhhhh... No you aint...

 

 

 

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Posted July 16, 2013 - 11:07 PM

This is the type of thing that would get a lot of veterans riled up about Dwight. Yes, there were lots of amazingly talented players who went ringless in their careers, but I have a hard time believing that any of them would agree with Dwight.

 

In fact, I doubt any of them would have ever echoed his sentiment during their own careers. What an embarrassment to the league. 



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Posted July 17, 2013 - 12:02 AM

Such an amazing player with so much talent and physically gifted, but mentally? Pau Gasol will probably retire with more rings than Dwight if he keeps up thinking like that.
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Posted July 17, 2013 - 12:26 AM

Such an amazing player with so much talent and physically gifted, but mentally? Pau Gasol will probably retire with more rings than Dwight if he keeps up thinking like that.


Slava Medvedenko definitely as well.   As well as Darko Militic.


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Posted July 17, 2013 - 12:00 PM

One of my kid's bball teams finished in last place one year, I think they won one game.  Every player got a trophy anyway because as the coach said "you are all winners just for playing".   DH is just reflecting the philosophy of his generation.


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Posted July 17, 2013 - 03:40 PM

I can't wait to hear the deafening chorus of boos for Dwight when he returns to Staples...


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Posted July 17, 2013 - 10:52 PM

One of my kid's bball teams finished in last place one year, I think they won one game.  Every player got a trophy anyway because as the coach said "you are all winners just for playing".   DH is just reflecting the philosophy of his generation.

 

The average youth basketball careers last 3 years. Dwight is a winner because he lasted ten years and won a medal made of candy. 



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Posted July 18, 2013 - 02:00 AM

One of my kid's bball teams finished in last place one year, I think they won one game.  Every player got a trophy anyway because as the coach said "you are all winners just for playing".   DH is just reflecting the philosophy of his generation.



But those are just kids, we are talking NBA level, where you are earning a LOT of cash to win championships.
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Posted July 18, 2013 - 05:09 AM

Good riddance.


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Posted July 18, 2013 - 09:10 AM

Whatever...I guess all NBA players are winners based on playing a game and getting paid millions. He could have been a Champ/Legend/Winner here in LA but I guess just "Winning" like Charlie Sheen is good enough for him..Good luck, his Rockets will need it 


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Posted July 18, 2013 - 10:32 AM

He should have said: "Even if I win a ring, I'll still be a loser!"



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Posted July 18, 2013 - 10:58 AM

I been trying to think of something to compare how insane and childish this sounds...

 

I cannot think of any one that has made such a childish statement...

 

 

I think John McCain said something like that...

That even if he loses the presidency, he would still feel like a Winner, because Obama is such a good and nice man (to which all 5 of his supporters booed)

 

and that was a statement from a man, who was intentionally losing an election...

 

 

maybe the Bagdad Reporter....

 

Charlie Sheen when he was on the Drugs/Women/Alchohal binge after being fired...



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Posted July 19, 2013 - 09:11 AM

This comment doesnt make much impact as it would have been if it was Lebron who said it because nobody takes Dwight seriously anymore. Perhaps that's been the case ever since 'that' incident happened between him and Stan.

Dwight will never find happiness anywhere else for he backstabbed whole Magic community. As much as he doesnt want to be like Shaq, deep down he knows he would give everything to be perceived like Shaq has been.

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Posted July 19, 2013 - 10:07 AM

I'm probably going to end up enjoying the 'hating' of Dwight, more than the happiness in having him myself. The Rockets are now on my Dunzo list. Along with Boston, Miami, and the Clippers.<br />

Edited by HQLLYWQQD, July 19, 2013 - 10:14 AM.


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Posted July 19, 2013 - 10:12 AM

One of my kid's bball teams finished in last place one year, I think they won one game.  Every player got a trophy anyway because as the coach said "you are all winners just for playing".   DH is just reflecting the philosophy of his generation.

Then why is Westbrook so competitive?

 

Or Paul george?

 

or Nate Robinson?


Edited by BasketballIQ, July 19, 2013 - 10:12 AM.





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