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#1 Majesty

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Posted September 19, 2013 - 06:30 AM

ARE THEY FREAKING SERIOUS!?!?

 

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If there’s one thing we’ve learned about Dwight Howard the person through his last season in Orlando and during his ill-fated stint with the Lakers, it’s that he’s extremely sensitive to anything that can be perceived as negative that’s being said about him, in virtually any context.

Howard has been working out with Hakeem Olajuwon since joining the Rockets this summer, and Olajuwon at one point described Howard as still being a “very raw” talent.

That probably didn’t go over so well with Howard, despite Olajuwon, now a team employee in Houston, having no ill intent by delivering those comments.

Nevertheless, we can’t have the ultra-sensitive Howard being unhappy in Houston before he even plays his first regular season game there, so Olajuwon publicly went ahead and backpedaled from his initial assessment.

From Mark Berman of MyFoxHouston:

It’s unclear whether Olajuwon is upset with himself for making the comments, or if he’s disputing them entirely and is upset that they were wrongly attributed to him.

During the interview with FOX 26 Sports Olajuwon took time out to “correct” quotes that were recently attributed to him in a story where he reportedly said Howard is “raw.”

“That was insulting,” Olajuwon said. “The guy’s been in the league for 10 years. Every time I work with him, I see him train, I’m more impressed to see how much talent and how far he can take it.

“So how can you say that kind of player is raw. I was very upset because that was insulting to me and to Dwight.”

Either way, it’s not great press for Howard and the Rockets.

If Dwight remains so sensitive that he can’t read or hear honest assessments of where he is professionally from one of the game’s all-time greats — who, by the way, has been charged with trying to improve his game through coaching — then the Rockets will be no different than the Lakers or the Magic in terms of places where Howard is unhappy with how he’s publicly portrayed by those around him.

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Posted September 19, 2013 - 06:49 AM

lol

baby dwight and his feelings


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#3 Majesty

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Posted September 19, 2013 - 07:15 AM

lol

baby dwight and his feelings


really.. was what Hakeem said so bad? Or does Dwight just not like hearing that the post isn't his strong suit?


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Posted September 19, 2013 - 07:31 AM

Aw.

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Posted September 19, 2013 - 07:35 AM

Good stuff.  The Rockets could be a force to be reckoned with, if Dwight would listen and learn.  But the track record suggests that he won't.  I wonder how long the honeymoon will last?



#6 Majesty

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Posted September 19, 2013 - 07:53 AM

I don't think he understands HE is locked in long term on the Rockets, he ain't on a one year rental.  if that owner and Mchale grew a set they would put their foot down.

But nope.. they are gonna give him everything he wants, even Hakeem apologizing for having to call him "raw" ....

Their headcase now.


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Posted September 19, 2013 - 09:06 AM

Meanie Hakeemie



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Posted September 19, 2013 - 09:34 AM

thank [expletive]ing god we're not involved in Dwight's circus anymore



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Posted September 19, 2013 - 09:39 AM

Not only does he have 90 babies; he is the biggest one of them all.

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Posted September 19, 2013 - 09:53 AM

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Posted September 19, 2013 - 10:13 AM

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Posted September 19, 2013 - 10:54 AM

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Such a confident expression.



Dwight "Did this mug call me Raw?!!?!?!"

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Posted September 19, 2013 - 11:21 AM

I don't understand. Isn't having raw talent a compliment?


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Posted September 19, 2013 - 12:00 PM

Man we should have traded him when we had the chance. 


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Posted September 19, 2013 - 12:01 PM

Its amazing how he was comfortably the 3rd best player in the league around 09-10 or so.  Now he has no respect and I can't say I blame people for not liking him. 


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Posted September 19, 2013 - 12:14 PM

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Posted September 19, 2013 - 12:42 PM

#protectdwighthoward lol



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Posted September 19, 2013 - 12:47 PM

Come now, Howard is a good kid.

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Posted September 19, 2013 - 01:22 PM

I don't understand. Isn't having raw talent a compliment?

not really if you are supposed to have been developing that raw talent for the past ten years. He should have welldone talent by now or at least medium-rare.



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Posted September 19, 2013 - 02:06 PM

I don't understand. Isn't having raw talent a compliment?

 

I get it isn't meant to be an insult, but it depends on where the individual sees themselves, if I've been playing the guitar for over 10 years and have particularly practiced key forms, to have someone else regardless of expertise call it raw talent would be a little off putting.

 

Academics too, imagine dedication to a field only for another person think some of your research is 'too theoretical'.






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